Strong4Life Superhero Sprint,
Sponsored by Southeast Produce Council


Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time: 7 to 10:15 a.m.: Race registration and bib pick up
9 a.m.: 5K Run
10 a.m.: 1 mile Fun Run
10:45 a.m.: Costume Contest

Piedmont Park


Please visit our registration page to sign up for this event:

Contact Contact Lydia George for more information about this event.
View race results 

Visit to view photos from the Superhero Sprint.

About this Atlanta Charity Event

Join us for a family-friendly 5K and 1 mile fun run event at Piedmont Park benefiting the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Strong4Life movement, dedicated to reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity and its associated diseases in Georgia.

Through this 5K you can help raise the funds needed for Strong4Life to reach even more families through school and provider training programs, community partnerships and policy change efforts. Create your own fundraising page and help make a difference. Don't forget to dress up as your favorite superhero and participate in our costume contest.

A special thank you to this year's Superhero Sprint sponsors.

Registration Details

Online Registration

Online registration is open until Wednesday, June 1 at 5 p.m. You may also register at Fleet Feet locations thru Thursday, June 2.  You may also register on race day down at Piedmont Park from 7:00am – 10:15am.  Registration on race day is $30.00.  We accept cash, checks and credit cards.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Register here:

In-Person Registration
Runners can register and pick up numbers at  Fleet Feet from May 2 through June 2 at their Sandy Springs, Johns Creek and Lawrenceville locations. Please pay with cash or check.

Registration Fees

  • 5K Run: $25 per person
  • 1 mile Fun Run: $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under
  • Phantom Runner: $30 per person
  • Race day registration: $30 for all participants

By supporting this fundraiser as a Phantom Runner, you will not be registered for the race, but you will receive a race shirt in the mail the week following the event. 

Early registration is encouraged; however, you can register on race day at Piedmont Park beginning at 7 a.m. We accept cash, credit cards and checks made payable to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. You may also send in your registration by mail using our official registration form.

Purchase a Cape

In addition to registering for the Superhero Sprint, you can purchase your own blue Strong4Life cape for $15 online. The cape measures approximately 35" long, with a velcro closure at the neck. View a photo of the cape.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer support is essential to the success of our event, and is needed throughout the day to help with a wide variety of tasks. If you are interested in volunteering, please print and complete the volunteer form and submit it no later than Friday, May 6. We appreciate your support. 

Additional Race Details

  • Course Descriptions
  • T-Shirts and Race Numbers

      All participants receive a short-sleeved Strong4Life Superhero Sprint T-shirt. Shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered entrants, and must be picked up following the race. If you can’t make it on race day, please give your number to a friend and have them pick up your shirt for you. Unfortunately, we cannot mail shirts after the race, except to Sleep in Superheroes.

      How to Get Your Race Number
      Participant numbers are not being mailed to participants for the Superhero Sprint and must be picked up during registration on race day. Registration will be open from 7 to 10:15 a.m. 

      Please bring the confirmation you received online or your photo ID to pick up your race number.  

      If you are picking up a runner shirt for anyone that was unable to make it to the event you must have their name and runner number with you.

  • Team Information

      Reach out to family, friends and co-workers and others to make a difference in the life of a child by forming your own Strong4Life Superhero Sprint team. Customize a personal fundraising page and share it with your supporters to make an even larger impact for our patients and families. Teams are eligible to win prizes and awards. Download the team information packet to learn more.

      Team totals must be met by Friday, May 13 to qualify and do not include entry fees.

      Team Prizes

      Teams raising $3,000 or more: Free 10 x 10 tented space, VIP treatment plus pre- and post-race healthy snacks for your team.    

      Teams raising $1,000: Free table at the event for your team to use as a gathering area.

      Teams registering 30 paid team members: Free table at the event for your team to use as a gathering area. 

      T-Shirt Contest

      Enter your team's design by Friday, May 13 and be entered for a chance to win a team tent complete with pre- and post-race healthy snacks and beverages. Contact Lydia George for details.  

  • Directions and Parking

      All races begin and end inside Piedmont Park.

      We encourage participants to take public transportation such as MARTA. However, there are parking options available in the area around Piedmont Park. 

      The Atlanta Botanical Gardens has a parking deck, the SAGE Parking Deck, connected to the park. This is a pay lot and has limited parking. There is a parking deck located at 14th Street and Juniper, next to the 14th Street Playhouse (Campanile Parking Garage), that will also be available for $7 for race participants. Park Tavern has a small pay lot at 10th Street and Monroe, located above The Meadow at the park.

      Please note that parking is not permitted in neighborhoods around the park. If you choose to park in these areas your car may be booted or ticketed.

  • Costume Contest

      Costume Contest, 10:45 a.m.
      This is a “Superhero Sprint” and we encourage all of our participants and guests to dress up as your favorite superhero. This could be a comic book or movie favorite, your mom or dad, or even your local fireman, policeman, nurse or teacher. Be sure to show your creativity, as prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

       - Teams/groups
       - Family
       - Adult
       - 9 and older
       - 5 to 8 years of age
       - 4 and under
       - Best dressed dog

      Team Contest
      We will be distributing prizes and recognition for teams that come out and show the most spirit, are creative and have the best team T-shirt design.

  • Race Awards

      The first three male and female finishers overall, and the first masters male and female finishers overall will be given awards in the 5K at the race. Awards for the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups will receive awards by mail:

       - 8 and under
       - 9-13
       - 14-19
       - 20-24
       - 25-29
       - 30-34

       - 35-39
       - 40-44
       - 45-49
       - 50-54
       - 55-59
       - 60 and over

      Participation ribbons will be presented to everyone who participates in the 1 mile fun run.