Superheroes help Special Needs

Local stores selling and hiring out superhero costumes should have a bumper weekend as another Flashy Nation New Day 5k is about to be staged. 

The run will be held at the Holiday Inn, starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday, and as in previous years the theme is superhero costumes. Participants have immense fun, especially the kids who also have their own race. 

Flashy Nation Sports Club founder Kendall Ebanks said he is expecting more than 100 people to enter, with many in costume. Last time, the run raised money for the Department of Children and Family Services; Sunday’s run will raise funds for the Special Needs Foundation.  

“People love the idea of the superhero theme,” Ebanks said. “It’s a fun way to exercise and a great way for some family fun, which is important.” 

Last year he dressed as Uncle Sam. He expects some weird costumes again this time. “I have no idea who is wearing what, but I’m expecting some crazy stuff. I’m thinking I wanna be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for this one.”  

Ebanks added, “To people coming, bring the entire family out, let’s get dressed up and have some fun. If you have a dog, dress it up too. It’s going to be an awesome event.” 

Spiderman and Batman will show again. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD