Sign Up Now for the HandsOn Superhero Dash!

Posted on May 14, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Look! At Riverfront Park!  Is it a bird or a plane?  Nope it’s a superhero volunteer helping out at HandsOn’s first ever Superhero Dash.  This family fun race will be run (or flown with capes!) in Riverfront (start and finish) and Wallace Marine parks in downtown Salem on Saturday, June 9th.  This fun and family-friendly event will benefit HandsOn programs that support over 200 organizations across the Mid-Willamette Valley.  The course will include concrete and wood chip trails so be prepared to take your powers over varied terrain! This event has fun for everyone including costume contests (best dressed humans, dog and stroller will win!), prizes for the fastest superheroes and a 1K run for kids 10 years and younger.

On top of promoting the great spirit of volunteerism throughout the community, HandsOn is also dedicated to helping folks find great family-friendly local activities that support local businesses and organizations.  That is why our prizes will always be from local vendors and our event great for the whole family. 

Is running the race a little like kryptonite to you?  No problem!  We are also looking for volunteers to help out throughout the event.  Needs include course monitors to direct runners, check-in volunteers to give out goodie bags and helpers at the refreshment table.  The day should prove to be something from the planets that brought us Superman, Wonder Woman and Underdog.    All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and are encouraged to bring their own superhero cape for the occasion. 

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 9th, 8:00-11:30.   Please sign up to volunteer at  Runners are encouraged to preregister at or at Gallagher Fitness Resources (135 Commercial St) in downtown Salem.  Grab your running shoes and your cape!  We will see you there!  

Melissa Gibler is the program manager for HandsOn Mid-Willamette Valley—a program of Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency. She can be reached at (877) 372-4141, or



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