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Jacoby’s Shield 3rd Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll

Calling the Southeast’s mightiest superheroes! Join us on April 18, 2020, for Jacoby’s Shield Third Annual Superhero 5k Run/Walk & Family Stroll. Jacoby’s Shield is a non-profit volunteer organization that heals the hearts of bereaved parents and siblings. Jacoby’s Shield accomplishes its mission primarily through hosting Camp SHIELD family bereavement retreats. Camp SHIELD combines traditional fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. The money being raised will help fund Camp SHIELD and bereavement support groups. Camp SHIELD will be held September 25 - 27, 2020, at Camp Kinard in Batesburg-Leesville.

This is a family and stroller friendly event. All are encouraged to wear your superhero gear.


We cordially invite you to participate as a Sponsor or a Vendor of Jacoby’s Shield third annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll. Your sponsorship helps to defray the cost of organizing the event. Funds received from sponsorships are used to purchase t-shirts for registered race participants, awards and complimentary drinks and snacks for each race participant. Any additional money from sponsorships will help go toward our fundraising goal of $30,000.

There are various levels of sponsorship for the Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll. Size and placement of logos on t‐shirts and website are based on sponsorship level.

If you would like to be either a sponsor or a vendor for our Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll, please download and submit a SPONSOR FORM or a VENDOR FORMIf you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Board Chair Stuart Latta, by telephone at 803-400-3299 or by e-mail at stuart@jacobysshield.org. Thank you!

If you would like to volunteer for our Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll or for Camp SHIELD, please download and submit a VOLUNTEER FORM.

Race Details
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2019

Time: 7:00 - 8:15 am - Race Day Registration
8:30 am - Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll begins

Cost: Registration

$25 – through Feb 28, 2020

$30 – through March 31, 2020

$35 – after March 31, 2020

Registered kids 10 and under will be timed.
Registration includes a t-shirt for those who register on or before March 31, 2020.

Kids 10 and under free! (Registration is not required. Will not be timed. Will not receive a t-shirt)

Location: Saluda Shoals Park East
6071 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC 29212
Packet: Pickup will be Friday, April 17 at Irmo Family Chiropractic from 3 - 7 pm.
Irmo Family Chiropractic
1032-A Kinley Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 400-3299

Late Registration: Online registration closes on Wednesday, April 15 at midnight.
Late registration will be Friday, April 17 at Irmo Family Chiropractic from 3 - 7 pm.
or on Race day from 7:00 - 8:15 am.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top finishers in the following categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and up.
An award will be given for the best-dressed superhero.

Timing: The race will be officially timed by Strictly Running.