Kids and adults of all ages came out to participate in the 3.1 mile race.
The local charity group, Gamerosity, sponsored the event. It raises funds for kids with cancer.
Runners and walkers dressed up in their favorite superhero costumes. Organizers say it’s a fun way to raise money while having a little fun.
“There’s also another element of value where they understand a community came together for them specifically because we care about them. There’s something about when your stuck in a hospital knowing that people care about you, people remember you, that’s really important throughout the childhood cancer process,” said executive director Manny Munoz of Gamerosity.
The event was created by University of Oregon student Kaleigh Hollingsworth, a North Medford High School graduate.
All proceeds will go towards Oregon families impacted by childhood cancer. The group says they hope to inspire others to make a difference and donate.
NBC5 News Multimedia Journalist Rayvan Vares was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Communication. While attending SOU, he studied abroad in Japan.
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