Sat October 14, 2023 Directions
Be a Hero for Cunningham Children's Home
Countdown to Race Day


Be a Hero 5k Run/Walk

$25 9:00AM CDT Registration ends October 14, 2023 at 8:30am CDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Meadowbrook Park, Windsor Road pavilion, Urbana


Be a hero in the eyes of Cunningham kids!

Heroes made such a big impact that the 5k is now an annual event for us!

Join us Saturday, October 14, 2023 for Cunningham Children’s Home Be a Hero 5K.

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. 

Feeling like a Superhero?  
Participants who raise $100 will receive a Cunningham Hero Cape! And, your race registration fee counts towards your goal. Wear your official Cunningham Hero Cape on race day or anytime you are being a hero in your community! This 5K Run/Walk will be tons of fun benefitting 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 help to meet the critical needs of the 807 youth, individuals and families served by Cunningham. Young people are referred to Cunningham for many reasons, including a history of abuse, neglect, trauma, and mental health issues. Many have experienced rejection and loss. Cunningham offers opportunities for healing and hope across our three areas of services – residential treatment, special education and community-based services. More information about how our programs help youth and families to heal, learn and grow, can be found at

Cunningham Children’s Home is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


Race Map


Meadowbrook Park, Windsor Road pavilion, Urbana


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