Frequently Asked Questions
Event Agenda - CASA Superhero Run
6:30 AM - Music starting
7:00 AM – Welcome to the Superhero Run
7:30 AM – ‘The Pre-Run Stretch’ will be provided via a stretching clinic for all runners.
7:45 AM - Media race begins. Members of the media will kick off the run!
7:55 AM – Ask 10k runners to assemble at the start line behind the stage for their race.
8:00 AM – 10k race begins.
8:05 AM - 8:10 AM - Ask the 5K runners to assemble at the start line behind the stage for their race.
8:15 AM – 5k begins
8:20 AM – 2k runners please assemble near the balloon arch
8:25 AM – 2k begins
9:00 AM – Mascot Dance-Off
9:15 AM – Announce the costume contest winners
9:20 AM – 10:30 AM – Award Ceremony and Raffle Announcements
*Times subject to change
Who am I helping at the CASA Superhero Run?
You are helping children in Kern County who've been abused or neglected. CASA speaks up for children by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest.
What difference does CASA make for children recovering from abuse or neglect?
National CASA reports that children with CASA volunteers are more likely to receive therapy, health care and education, more likely to do better in school, less likely to be bounced from one place to another, less likely to get stuck in long-term foster care and significantly more likely to reach safe, permanent homes.
A CASA volunteer is often the child's only link to maintaining family connections and can be instrumental in identifying family members as temporary or permanent placement options.
Most importantly, the children themselves report that they know and can rely on their CASA volunteers.
What are the course routes?
There are 3 guided course routes, 10k, 5k, and 2k.
The 10K will follow the asphalt trail for 3.1 miles (half of 6.2 miles) then turn around and return to the start line.
The 5k will follow the asphalt trail for 1.55 miles (half of 3.1 miles) then turn around and return to the start line.
The 2k starts at the balloon arch located near the river. The course is a loop around the river through the park and back through the arch.
What races are timed?
The 5k and 10k races are timed, but the 2k is not.
Can I walk in the 5K?
Runners, joggers and walkers are welcome in our family-friendly 5k. And if someone can fly, we’d love to see it.
Where can I pick up my T-shirt and runner bib?
Packet pick-up will be available the week prior to the run. More information will be sent closer to the event date.
Is this a dog-friendly event?
We love dogs! We do have a Costumed Furry Friend category in our superhero costume contest if little Fido likes to get dressed up.
How far are five and ten kilometers?
5 kilometers equals 3.1 miles.
10 kilometers equals 6.2 miles.
What do I get for my entry fee?
All race participants will receive a race t-shirt or cape, swag bag, and unique CASA Superhero medal!
Can one person pick up packets for an entire team?
Yes! We do ask that if you are a team of more than 10, please reach out to Karlee Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your group name so we can have your team packet prepped in advance with the correct shirt sizes.
Where will race results be posted?
Race results will be posted on the CASA website after race day.