Be a Hero 5K

Be a Hero 5K

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the 2nd Annual Be a Hero 5K: October 1, 2022 | 9 a.m. | Meadowbrook Park | Urbana

Be a hero in the eyes of Cunningham kids!  Register today!

A new fall event at Cunningham, the Be A Hero 5K supports our youth, engages our community and is a whole lot of fun! Our inaugural race (October 16, 2021) was a HUGE success and we can't wait to do it again next fall!

Whether you move like “The Flash” or at “ Hulk” speed, the Be a Hero 5K is open to runners and walkers of all skill levels. Race registration is just $25 and includes a t-shirt.

Feeling like a Superhero? 

Participants who raise $100 will receive a Cunningham Hero Cape! Your race registration fee counts towards your goal. Wear your official Cunningham Hero Cape during the race or anytime you are being a hero in your community! This 5K Run/Walk be tons of fun and for a great cause.

How does $100 make a difference at Cunningham?

  • $100 in our residential programs cover art, music and recreation therapy for our kids
  • $100 in our special education programs will help cover the cost of sensory sets for classrooms.
  • $100 in our community services programs will cover the cost of a “startup kit” for youth transitioning into independent living; items include pots, pans, silverware, cleaning supplies, lamps, towels and other household items that will make their first living space feel like home.

All funds raised through the Be a Hero 5K will help to meet the critical needs of the 794 youth, adults and families served by Cunningham.