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2012 Hallowe'en Superhero 5K Run/Walk: Sunday, October 28

2012 Hallowe'en Superhero 5K Run/Walk: Sunday, October 28

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 10:00am

Photo: a Central Square scene from the 2011 Superhero race.

The Fourth Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 28 in Pacific Park, located on Sidney Street between Pacific and Tudor in Cambridge. The event is produced by Have2Run of Boston.

On-line registrations are now closed. Limited day-of-race registration: $35 Individual; $70 for Hero vs. Villain pairs; $120 for Fantastic 4; $200 for Magnificent 7. Details at

Runners will circle Central Square and return to park for finish line, reception and party. In addition to recognition for race winners there are cash prizes for costumes in several categories: Best Male; Best Female; Two-Person team (Hero vs. Villain); Fantastic 4 team; and Magnificent 7 team.

This fun family event welcomes observers in costume as well as runners. Entry to the park is free, and so is a 50-yard dash for kids under 10, which starts at 9:40 a.m. in the park, just before the main event; parents can sign kids up for the dash on the day of the race.

The Halloween Superhero Run/Walk benefits On The Rise, Inc., a Cambridge nonprofit day program that provides safety, community, and advocacy to homeless women.

For this event Have2Run is partnering with the Tyler Foundation on Team Tyler. The Tyler Foundation provides financial support to families of children with epilepsy who are being treated at Children's Hospital in Boston and the University of Massachusetts Memorial Children's Medical Center.