The Super Run Comes to Ann Arbor (+Giveaway!)

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Every kid loves super heroes, right? While I know there are probably some exceptions to that rule, my toddler is a super hero fan.  He likes spiderman (who uses webs to catch bad guys), superman (maybe from the “superman glide” in swim class), and now… Super Toby!

He recently got to design his own super hero cape, in anticipation for the Super Run, a fun run for families that partners with local charities to raise awareness and funding.


designing Toby's custom superhero cape online.
designing Toby’s custom superhero cape online.
The lovely folks at the Super Run kindly gave me an adult registration to the Super Run, plus one kid’s super cape (compliments of What is more exciting than that? I got a second set to give away too! So, one lucky person will receive an adult registration for the Super Run, plus a super cape designed by my son. To enter your name for this giveaway, just leave a comment on this post saying what super hero is your favorite.

The cape Toby designed is hand-made locally… right in Livonia, Michigan! While only one lucky reader will get a free cape, you can also use this code to get 20% off your total order at — SUPERRUNFAN. Toby enjoyed the visual design choices — picking a black cape, red lightning bolt, and white letter “T” for the super cape.

Then we had to wait for our super cape to be created.

Toby was really excited to get his cape in the mail.  He proudly showed Daddy his “Super Toby” cape — complete with letter “T’ and lightning bolt. I was impressed with the quality of the stitching, and the nice floaty feel of the silky fabric. It is perfect for when little super heroes need to zoom across the room. The cape attaches with velcro (nice safety feature, right?).

Ok, enough about the cape, right? And more about the Super Run!  This event is kind of unique in that the Super Run doesn’t support just a single cause — supporters can attend this one event and support multiple causes.  The Ann  Arbor host charity is the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.  They seek every day superheros for the more than 13,000 foster children in Michigan. Partner charities include:

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Children’s Hospitals National Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • University Musical Society

The Ann Arbor Super Run will take place at Gallup Park on Saturday, September 6th. Registration begins at 8:30 am, the 1K run starts at 10am, and the 5K run starts at 10:30am. There will be a vendor booth area for local businesses, artists, and the like, and fun activities for kids too.  Super Runs typically include kid activities like moonbounces, face painting, DJ’s, magicians, etc. (details are still in the works). Registration for adults is $20-30, $10 for kids.  When you register, you’ll get the following super hero swag:

  • The Super Run cape
  • Silicone bracelet
  • Temporary tattoo that says “I’m Super”.

Take a peek at the official flier (opens in new window), or learn more at

Here are some photos from past Super Runs… doesn’t it look like fun?

And as a parting note, I found this awesome post on 13 ideas for the little super hero.

Here’s the flier for the Ann Arbor Super Run:


Note: I received a complimentary registration and cape to help promote and raise awareness for the Super Run. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Want to win the goodies I have to share? Leave a comment with the name of your favorite super hero!

5 Responses

  1. Lisa Ruppel

    Wonder Woman!
    What a fun event! We have apparently been missing out. I haf no idea there was such a run!

  2. Claudia


  3. Betsy Finn

    🙂 good choice!

  4. Simple Nature Decor

    Thanks for stopping by my Fabulous Friday Party! I love your stuff !

  5. Betsy Finn

    Thanks Maria!