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Article posted: 6/15/2013 8:13 PM

Superheroes race through Mt. Prospect for fun run

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Pete Nocchi, a lifeguard with the Mount Prospect Park District, directs runners Saturday in the park district's Super 5K Run at Lions Memorial Park in Mount Prospect. Participants were encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costumes.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Brooke Wolfe of Mount Prospect crosses the finish line Saturday in the Mount Prospect Park District's Super 5K Run at Lions Memorial Park. Many runners came dressed as their favorite superhero.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Roz Moore of Mount Prospect runs with a group of friends wearing homemade superhero costumes in Mount Prospect Park District's Super 5K Run at Lions Memorial Park on Saturday. Participants were encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costumes.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Alex Mertes of Des Plaines crosses the finish line Saturday in the Mount Prospect Park District's Super 5K Run at Lions Memorial Park. Many runners came dressed as their favorite superhero.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

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Capes kind of get in the way of stretching out before a run. But that didn't stop several superhero costume-clad joggers from limbering up before Saturday morning's "Super Strive for 5" run at Mount Prospect's Lions Park.
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    • Pete Nocchi, a lifeguard with the Mount Prospect Park District, directs runners Saturday in the park districtís Super 5K Run at Lions Memorial Park in Mount Prospect. Participants were encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costumes.
    • Brooke Wolfe of Mount Prospect crosses the finish line Saturday in the Mount Prospect Park Districtís Super 5K Run at Lions Memorial Park. Many runners came dressed as their favorite superhero.
    • Roz Moore of Mount Prospect runs with a group of friends wearing homemade superhero costumes in Mount Prospect Park Districtís Super 5K Run at Lions Memorial Park on Saturday. Participants were encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costumes.
    • Alex Mertes of Des Plaines crosses the finish line Saturday in the Mount Prospect Park Districtís Super 5K Run at Lions Memorial Park. Many runners came dressed as their favorite superhero.
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