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- 18 September 2014 /
KEY WEST, Fla. Keys — At the Heroes and Villains 5k Run/Walk set for 6 p.m. Monday, October 20, racers can dress as their favorite superhero or supervillain and run, walk or fly to the finish line. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, best group, scariest and funniest competitors, and participants of all ages are welcome.
Presented by Theme Runs, the fun-filled race is to start and end at The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, located at 1435 Simonton St. overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
The fast, flat course takes participants through a portion of Key West's historic downtown, onto the White Street Pier and along the Atlantic shoreline.
"We invite runners and walkers to be super or be evil — and be awesome — as the sun sets over Key West," said race coordinator Beth Moyes.
The race is an official event of the island city's Oct. 17-26 Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival. The winner in each category receives a "golden ticket" entitling him or her and three cohorts to join Theme Runs' walking group in the Oct. 25 Fantasy Fest parade (adults only).
Chip timing is provided and medals are awarded for male and female overall and masters winners, as well as first- through third-place male and female finishers in age groups ranging from 9 and under to 70 and over. First- through third-place male and female walkers also receive medals.
Good or evil runners and walkers can register and pick up race packets at The Reach 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, and 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. Race enthusiasts also can register online through Oct. 19.
A luau and feast are scheduled after the race to recharge participants' "super powers."
The entry fee is $25 per runner or walker until Oct. 14, 2014, and $30 per person thereafter. Fees include goody bags, free beverages and "puzzle piece" finisher medals.
A portion of the proceeds is to benefit youth sports and camp opportunities for children with cancer.
Posted On: September 15, 2014