Cayuga Centers Superhero 5K & Fun Run

Sep 29 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Emerson Park
6914 E Lake Rd Auburn, NY



A morning for superhero runners. A morning for superhero families to have fun. Cayuga Centers first ever Superhero 5K and Fun Run blasts off at Emerson Park in Auburn. Located on the shores of beautiful Owasco Lake, runners will love the in-the-park grass and pathway route along the shoreline, seawall and the historic Victorian pavilion and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. This chip-timed race covers a fast flat course. The race start/finish and post-race activities are at Deauville Island with lots of parking nearby.   And it’s all within a Fingerlakes’ postcard setting – Emerson Park. 

Here’s what 5K runners get:

·        Entry into the 2018 Cayuga Centers Superhero 5K

·        Sport-Tek performance T

·        Custom 2018 Superhero 5K medal

·        Swag bags

·        Safe, secure and scenic course

·        Awards for Overall Male, Overall Female, Best Costume and Age Groups

·        Post-race snack and water, superhero family fun events

·        Park maintained restrooms

·        No hassle parking within the park - $2 fee

Families who participate in the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive ribbons and post-race activities for FREE. ($2 parking fee applies). 

·        Face-painting

·        Temporary tattoo station

·        Comic book coloring station (Color your own superhero mask)

·        Photo booth – interactive photo opportunity

·        And other fun activities


Superhero Schedule

Packet Pickup/ Registration

  • Location - Emerson Park at Deauville Island
  • Time - 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Welcome - event start time: 9:00 - 9:15 am
  • Best Costume Sign up (individual or team)
  • Welcome runners and families
1 Mile Fun Run - Start time 9:15 am
Superhero 5K - Start time 10:00 am
Post race family activities immediately following fun run
Superhero 5K and Fun Run event ends at noon


Help us support our kids, families, and staff – people who use their superpowers every day! 

Your participation directly supports Cayuga Centers’ network of services for children, families, and individuals including Treatment Family Foster Care, Community-Based Interventions, and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

This year, more than 4,500 families will benefit, and that’s superpower!

To those who use their superpowers to re-write a child’s story and change the ending, we thank you.



Our Superhero 5K and Fun Run takes place at the same location as the historic Great Race. The Great Race is the nation's largest team only run, bike and paddle triathlon. Young or old, serious racers or beginners, compete for glory or the pursuit of fun and fitness. Learn more about this exciting event:


2018 Sponsors