Superheroes get a super discount this week only, when they sign up for the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and Healthwalk for 50 percent off through Friday at 5 p.m.
Registration for this week is $12.50 to run, $10 to walk, $10 per person to run in a group of 10 or more people and $10 for kids 12 and younger. Online registration can be found here. People must register by September 25th to guarantee a t-shirt in their race packets.
Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero or villain for the race on October 15th. The start time for the race is 10 a.m. for runners and 10:05 a.m. for walkers. The 5K is chip-timed.
People registering in a group of 10 or more must sign up in-person at Parks and Recreation Headquarters located at 1 Shorter Ave. The download-friendly group registration form can be found at rfpra.com/herohustle under the “Race Details” section.
When people sign up for the race online or in-person, registrants can vote for the five charities chosen for the Harbin Hero Challenge: Summit Quest, Hospitality House for Women, Harbor House, DIGS, Inc., and the YMCA of Rome.
The charity with the most points will win $1,000 from Harbin Clinic. Each organization is already down to receive $500 for getting the most social media votes during the #HarbinHeroChallenge back in August.
Additionally, there will be a costume contest for those race participants dressed up as superheroes and villains, and contest winners can cast their votes for the charity of their choice, giving that organization an extra 10 points. The contest categories are Best Hero, Best Villain, Best League of Heroes (ensemble of 5+ heroes), Best Dynamic Duo and Best Junior Hero (10 and younger).
On Friday at 5:01 p.m., registration rates will return to $25 to run, $20 to walk, $20 for kids 12 and younger and $20/person for a group of 10 or more. Race Day Registration will take place at Bridgepoint Plaza in Downtown Rome on Saturday Oct. 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and will cost $30 to run or walk and $25 for kids 12 and younger.
Race packet pickup will be at Harbin Clinic’s Vitality Center located at 504 Redmond Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, October 14th. Race maps and more details can be found at rfpra.com/herohustle.