A Pre-Broad Street 5K for Non-Broad Street Runners: Heroes on the Hill

chestnut hillFor the beginner or casual runner, the idea of running 10 miles can be more than a little intimidating. Or, if you’re me, just the thought of it makes you feel out of breath without even leaving your desk chair. And with the first weekend of May right around the corner, Broad Street hype is bigger than ever.

But what if you still want to get in on the running (or walking!) action that weekend without all the mileage? Fear not; I have the solution for you.




Chestnut Hill College is hosting Heroes on the Hill, a 5K and music festival, on May 3rd. There's a run, walk and fun run for kids, so there's something for pretty much everybody. Bonus: It's superhero-themed, so it's totally acceptable to come in a cape (or, you know, a tutu) and prizes will be given out for best costumes.

The event is entirely student-run, and all proceeds go to Make-a-Wish and Unified for Uganda, a Cincinnati-based student organization that supports students at a primary school in Northern Uganda. The music festival portion features local artists, with the official schedule still TBD.

And for those of you who decide to come: I'll be there! So if you see a redhead dressed like Superman, you should tooootally come say hi.

Registration is $30 until the day before the race, and $35 day-of. The fee also gets you into the festival, a t-shirt and free food. Go here for more info and to register.

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