Superhero 5k Run/Walk

2211 Waukegan Rd A
Bannockburn, IL 60015

Running > 5k

Event Description

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival is excited to host its 5th Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk to raise money for a cause very near and dear to the hearts of Highwood’s residents, Make-A-Wish Illinois. In 2013, Highwood’s hometown hero Samuel Asher Sommer, known to so many as Superman Sam, died on December 13 of acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 8 years old. To honor Superman Sam, a Make-A-Wish recipient, event organizers are encouraging all participants to come dressed in their favorite superhero costume in solidarity with the goal of surpassing last year’s $20,000 donation to Make-A-Wish Illinois and raise enough funds to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in Illinois.


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