THE BUFFALO SUPERHERO RACE
THE LARGEST, AND OLDEST 5K RACE IN WNY DEDICATED TO RAISING AWARENESS AND PROCEEDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMING TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO LIVE AND COPE WITH MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES!


MOST KIDS NEED A HERO, OURS NEED A SUPERHERO!
Come dressed as your best super hero, whether it's a popular character, or one you create on your own, to support kids who live with mental health challenges. Many people in our community are unsung heroes. 1 in 5 people live with a diagnosable mental health challenge. We aim to break the stigma surrounding mental health, encourage conversations and celebrate people who are doing an amazing job overcoming life's obstacles. We encourage participants to register as either individuals or with teams, and medals and prizes are to be awarded for best times in the race. 


****All proceeds raised including donations, pledges, sponsorships, registration fees and more support the mentoring and advocacy programs equally for both Compeer of Greater Buffalo AND the Mental Health Association of Erie County. Help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 to help kids and youth in our community who MOST need a superhero in their lives! Both organizations are grateful for your involvement and support!!

Registration fees

5K Run

    1. $25.00
      Feb 1 - Apr 30
    2. $30.00
      May 1 - May 30
      Register

Wellness Walk

    1. $20.00
      Feb 1 - Apr 30
    2. $25.00
      May 1 - May 30
      Register

Virtual Race Supporter

Fundraiser, not participating

CREATE YOUR OWN PLEDGE PAGE!

The Superhero 5K & Wellness Walk
is excited this year to offer all our participants & volunteers the amazing opportunity to help you help us reach our fundraising goals, 
by creating your very own personalized pledge form!

And we make it easy for you! Once you register, you'll be prompted to create your personalized pledge form & put your face & personal goals to work for the cause!

RACE DAY EVENTS INCLUDE:

  • 5K race inside beautiful Delaware Park
  • 1.8-mile wellness walk (walking course on cinder path in the park)
  • Family friendly after-party featuring:
    • Raffles
    • Prizes for Runners and Top Fundraisers
    • Awesome Music
    • Food & Drink
    • Beer Tent
    • Kid’s Activities
    • Fun photography with The Superhero Alliance of WNY!
    • Superheroes galore
 

AWARDS & FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES


  1. TOP overall male 5k finisher
    Trophy and $100 CASH PRIZE

  2. TOP overall female 5K finisher
    Trophy and $100 CASH PRIZE

  3. Top three male and female 5K finishers in each five-year age group (14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-490, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+) 
    Medals 

  4. Top Fundraising Adult
    Prize details to be announced soon

  5. Top Fundraising Youth (Age 17 and under)
    Prize details to be announced soon

  6. Top Overall Fundraising Team
    Buffalo Bisons Suite (date TBD) 

  7. Top 10 Individual Fundraisers
    Will be invited to MHA Benefactor Reception in the fall and acknowledged for their contributions 

  8. Top Fundraising Teams in each size category
    Team Captain and a guest will be invited to MHA Benefactor Reception in the fall and acknowledged for their contributions 

    4 to 10 team members
    11 to 25 team members
    26 to 50 team members
    51 to 99 team members
    100+ team members

  9.  Other ways to win
    -For every $100 raised on your pledge page your name will be entered into the elite "Superhero Club", where you will be entitled to more incentives, perks and raffles!

    -Other prizes and raffles as they are announced leading up to the race.

*Prizes for top overall 5K finishers will be awarded on race day during the award ceremony at the music tent. Winners of fundraising contests will be contacted after the event, once all donations have been tallied. We'll send an email with top fundraiser category winners by June 15th.

BECOME A SPONSOR

To Download Our CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS SIGN UP, visits "Sponsors" section 

on the main race website: www.buffalosuperherorace.com  

 

 Title Sponsor @ $20,000

 Premiere Sponsor @ $10,000  

 Friendship Sponsor @ $5,000

 Empowerment Sponsor (Platinum) @ $3,000  

 Insight Sponsor (Silver) @ $1500

 Unity Sponsor (Gold) @ $2,000

 Hero Sponsor @ $1000   

 Awareness Sponsor @ $500-$999

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS!

TITLE SPONSOR






Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 EJ and Karen Butler $1,000.00
2 Daniel Lukasik $500.00
3 Pinnacle Orthopedic & Spine Specialists $500.00
4 Maxwell Murphy LLC $500.00
5 Dwight & Kelly Gram $500.00

Top Teams

1

The Ass Kickers!

$4,890.00

Raised

$15,000.00

Goal
2

Dan's Daredevils

Raised: $3,750.00

3

We are Groot

$2,529.00

Raised

$1,500.00

Goal

Top Fundraisers

1

Ken Houseknech...

$4,635.00

Raised

$10,000.00

Goal
2

Dan Lukasik

$3,650.00

Raised

$7,500.00

Goal
3

Angelica Thomas

Raised: $2,454.00

4

Jane Mogavero

$1,935.00

Raised

$2,000.00

Goal
5

Stephanie Rivera

$569.99

Raised

$550.00

Goal

Event Schedule

  • June 1 6:30 PM EDT - Wellness Walk Start Time

  • June 1 7:00 PM EDT - Race day packet pick up end

  • June 1 7:15 PM EDT - 5k Race Start Time

  • June 1 8:00 PM EDT - Awards ceremony/Post race party

  • June 1 8:15 PM EDT - Expected course closure approx.

  • June 1 10:00 PM EDT - Post race party end

Contact Information

Event Location

Buffalo, NY, United States

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