The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival
Superhero 5K Fun Run, Walk & Stroll

Super Hero 5 K 2022

Saturday October 8, 9 AM
Superhero 5K Fun Run, Walk & Stroll
Encouraging participants to come out in costume, dressed as their favorite superhero

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PACKET PICK-UP: Pre-race packet pick up will take place on Thursday, October 6 from 10 AM–1 PM at Gearhead Outfitters, 621 Central Avenue, downtown Highland Park, or on Friday, October 7, during The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest at the Celebrate Highwood booth located in Everts Park, 111 North Avenue, Highwood, IL 60040. *On-site registration and packet pick-up at Enjoy Highwood Park, just north of Bent Fork Bakery starting at 8 AM on race day.

Celebrate Highwood is proud to announce registration is now open for the Superhero 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Stroll. Taking place on Saturday, October 8, during The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest, participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero like Superman, Ant-Man, Batman, Spiderman or whoever your superhero is! Your superhero may be your mom, dad or a friend who went above and beyond the call of duty. Proceeds benefit The Highland Park Community Foundation.

“We are thrilled to be the beneficiary of this year’s Pumpkin Fest as it comes at the perfect time for the HPCF to refocus its fundraising efforts on our General Fund," says Betsy Brint, Chair of the Foundation, which has been directing efforts on raising money for the 4th of July Victims Recovery Fund. "As we close the 4th Fund we want to return to our organization's roots of granting money to nonprofits that provide educational, social service, and cultural programs for Highland Park and Highwood residents."

2022 Superhero t-shirtKicking off at 9 AM, the start/finish line is at Enjoy Highwood Park, at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Walker Avenue in downtown Highwood, just north of the famous Bent Fork Bakery. The course guides you along the beautiful lake front trail and through historic Fort Sheridan and then back again. You will run by thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns that will be lit later that evening - a sight not to be missed.

Runners and walkers can sign up HERE now through 8 AM on race day. The registration fee is $35 per participant (stroller kids are free) and includes run t-shirt, and for participants 21 and older, a choice of an adult beverage including a Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary, Ravinia Brewing Company beer or Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer. Drink coupons can be redeemed at one of the three bars at The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest through Sunday, October 9.

Proceeds from this run will benefit the Highland Park Community Foundation. Established in 1992 at the request of the City of Highland Park, the fund serves to support and expand the services of social service, cultural, and educational agencies in Highland Park and Highwood. The Foundation has helped to make Highland Park/Highwood a dynamic community, acting as a catalyst to maximize community resources, initiating partnerships between public and private groups and providing financial support to local agencies.

The Superhero 5K Family Fun Run, Walk and Stroll is stroller, bike, scooter, wagon and pet friendly! Special route for walkers.
A special thanks to our Superhero 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Stroll sponsors: Gearhead Outfitters and Windy City Dispensary.

Course Map

Scare Run Map

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