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Child And Parent Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the cause of ensuring that every child in Elkhart County has the benefit of safe, stable, nurturing relationships in their childhood. Through education, advocacy and intervention, CAPS works with others in the community to build strong families, safe environments and a life free from abuse and neglect for every child. 

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Jan. 7, 2015

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Register now for the first CAPS Superhero 5K in April 2015

ELKHART - You don't have to be a superhero to help children in the community, but you can always dress up like one for a day and have some fun to benefit Elkhart County families!

The first annual CAPS Superhero 5K is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Studebaker Park Pavilion, 1020 McDonald Street, Elkhart, IN. Dress up as your favorite superhero (or villain) and run a cross country style 5K course or a shorter family fun run/walk course.

We will have refreshments and music as well as a group of superheroes from Elkhart's own Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum, the only museum of its kind in the world! Chip-timing and other race services will be provided by Stone Soup Promotions. All proceeds from the event including donations and race registration fees will go to benefit Child And Parent Services for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

There will be awards for the top three male and female runners in the 5K as well as prizes for best costumes by adults, groups and children. Early registrants get a free race T-shirt in their runner packet, so sign up yourself or as a Super Group of four or more runners as soon as you can!

If you are interested in running as a hero for Elkhart County children, head over to the race page to learn more and register today! If you are interested in being a sponsor for the race, contact Stacey Anderson at sanderson@capselkhart.org.

Thank You To Our Generous Vision 2020 Partners