Candlelighters SUPERHERO 5k Sets Attendance Record
604 attendees! 65 Volunteers! 15 Activity Partners! 8 Sponsors! To date over $27,000 has been raised with donations still coming in from our fundraisers...way to go teams!
On an unbeatably beautiful Oregon summer morning, Saturday July 8th, over 600 masked, caped and superhero accessorized people, aged 0-70 descended on Cook Park in Tigard to participate in the 5th annual SUPERHERO 5k Run/Walk to benefit Candlelighters For Children With Cancer.
With 15 kid's activity stations sponsored by ActiveEDGE Physical Therapy, Be The Match, Beth & Bethany Hope, music by Chuck Cheesman, an obstacle course by Play.Fit.Fun, therapy llamas and all sorts and sizes of therapy dogs from Mountain Peak Therapy Llamas and Columbia River Pet Partners, Creations For Cures, Lakeshore Learning Center, Orange Theory #0336, Road Runner Sports, Top Golf, Wilsonville Toyota, attendees snapped photos with Timber Joey, The Portland Superheroes Coalition and our own community superheroes, the City of Tigard Police Department before setting out on the course. Tony Martinez of KPTV Fox 12 emceed the event.
A generous thank you to our in-kind donors Arctic Glacier, Barbur Rentals, Cosmos Creations, Einstein Bagels, Franz Bakery, Frito-Lay, Pen & Screen Printing, Muscle Milk, Sarah's Cookies, Starbucks (Barnes & Skyline), The Old Spaghetti Factory, and United Salad for keeping our runners fed and hydrated!
Joe Dudman was the 1st place adult male finisher with a time of 18.44, and Maya Barba was the 1st place adult female finisher with a time of 21:38. Logan Newman was the 1st first place teen male finisher with a time of 19:49, Devyn Kendrick was the 1st place teen female finisher with a time of 20:55. First place finisher in the 1 Mile Kid's Race was Stephen Shankle with a time of 12:56 and second place finisher Oliver Easter with a time of 14:04. This year's attendance grew 50% from 2015 and 100% since 2014.
Thank you to our amazing teams for your fundraising and participation. Here are some of the top teams: Team Kavi - $5,685, Team Super Christopher - $2,235, Hitting Homers for Brenna Skye - $1,275, Team Mekel, Ramsey's Rockstars, Team Cameron, Superwalkers, Mason is 2!, Road Warriors For Kids, and Team Lisa! You helped us raise our profile and gave our race meaning by honoring and remembering your loved ones!
Thank you to our sponsors Genentech, Tripwire, Washington Trust, Wilsonville Toyota, ActiveEDGE Physical Therapy, The Children’s Clinic, Willner Properties, and MediaWorks for their commitment to the SUPERHERO 5k and for helping Candlelighters provide healing, hope and light to families in Oregon and SW Washington enduring the life-long journey of childhood cancer.
Candlelighters For Children With Cancer holds the unique niche of being the only organization in Oregon and SW Washington that supports the whole family - patient, siblings and parents - for families when their child is diagnosed with cancer, offering programs that bring hope and comfort to families living in the midst - and the aftermath - of a childhood cancer diagnosis.
A special thank you to Christina Venturini Photography!
Thank You To Our Wonderful Sponsors!
SUPERHERO 5k Silver Sponsors
SUPERHERO 5k Bronze Sponsors