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Superheroes help homeless in JOURNEYS | The Road Home's 5K

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  • Superheroes of all kinds and ages run toward the goal of helping the area's homeless on Saturday, June 28, during JOURNEYS | The Road Home's 5K Superhero Race/1 Mile Super Stroll.

      Superheroes of all kinds and ages run toward the goal of helping the area's homeless on Saturday, June 28, during JOURNEYS | The Road Home's 5K Superhero Race/1 Mile Super Stroll.
    Courtesy of JOURNEYS | The Road Home

 
Submitted by JOURNEYS | The Road Home

A hot summer sun proved to be no match for the "Superhero might" of some 250 runners and walkers who came out to downtown Palatine for JOURNEYS | The Road Home's Superhero 5K on Saturday, June 28.

Many did wear their favorite Superhero apparel, and the racecourse, which extended through downtown Palatine, was filled with an enthusiastic determination to be a "Superhero for the Homeless."

All proceeds from the event will go to help the homeless children and families supported by JOURNEYS | The Road Home.

"The race was amazing," said JOURNEYS | The Road Home Board President Lisa Eckert. "We had about 250 participants of all ages, from kids in strollers to a gentleman who was over 80 years old, and Superheroes of all kinds. It was a bit hot, but the energy was great; people had a really good time. It really was a wonderful family event. Many thanks to all the Superheroes for the Homeless!

"A big thank you to Path of Life Brand, which was on-site providing samples of delicious chocolate-covered pineapple and strawberries, and organic and all natural Quinoa blends," said Eckert.

OMG ... It's Gluten Free was also there giving out samples of gluten-free brownies, and a group from Misericordia was on hand to pass out water along the route.

Other sponsors included the Daily Herald, The Sign Palace in Elk Grove, which donated all the event signage, Circa 57 in downtown Arlington Heights, HKM Architects + Planners, and Durty Nellie's, which provided coupons for a free beverage after the race.

JOURNEYS | The Road Home is a nonprofit agency that provides services and shelter to families and individuals that have lost, or are in danger of losing, their homes in North and Northwest Suburban Cook County.

For more details about the organization, visit www.journeystheroadhome.org or call (847)-963-9163.

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