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DC Super Hero Run will be an in-person event for the first time ever

by Susan and Simon Veness

DC Super Hero Run took place only as a virtual run in 2020 and 2021, but this year super heroes from across the country will unite in multi-city races for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

DC Super Hero Run
Photos courtesy of DC Super Hero Run

On June 12, 2022, the first in-person 5K event at Six Flags St. Louis will kick off the first of eight family-friendly races themed to DC characters Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.

DC Super Hero Run runners

DC Super Hero Run takes place at eight Six Flag Parks

Dates for each location are:

June 12 – Six Flags St. Louis in St. Louis, Mo.

June 26 – Six Flags Great America in Chicago, Ill.

July 17 – Six Flags America Washington D.C. in Bowie, Md.

August 7 – Six Flags New England in Agawam, Mass.

August 28 – Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif.

September 18 – Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Ga.

October 2 – Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas.

November 13 – Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio Texas.

Races are open to runners of all ages, and racers are encouraged to dress up in their best super hero costumes.

Each race will begin at 7:30 a.m. and include a costume contest, on-course photos, and a post-race party featuring live music, photo ops, refreshments, and other activities.

After registering, all participants will receive an exclusive gift of Wonder Woman, Superman, or Batman branded gear, DC Super Hero-themed shirt, bib, wrist cuffs, and finishers medal.

DC Super Hero Run runners with medals

Runners can also purchase discounted tickets for time in the park on Saturday or Sunday of race week.

Those who cannot make it to a park on race day can sign up for a “Run at Home” Virtual Race by registering, choosing their super hero, running wherever and whenever, then logging their results. The virtual race also allows runner to upload photos, see their rankings on the leader board, and earn a finisher’s certificate and race medal.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the 2022 charity to whom racer-generated donations will be given.

“After two years of operating in a virtual format, we look forward to welcoming communities across the country to our fist live event,” said Kaitlyn Greenleaf, vice president USA Today Network Ventures Endurance. “We’re excited to partner with Warner Bros. Consumer Product to provide participants with an unforgettable racing experience.”

For more information visit DCSuperHeroRun.com.


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2 comments

Carmine Crincoli March 11, 2022 - 1:58 pm

So cool! I definitely want a DC Super Hero Run to come to Six Flags Great Adventure!

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Debb Hankey April 17, 2022 - 8:26 pm

I would like to participate but I am not a runner. Can I walk instead?

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