Saturday, February 19, 2022

Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 08:00 AM


08:00 AM

Rancho Mirage Community Park
Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270-4423


Event Information
Join us for the inaugural BE A HERO 5K and JR. Superheroes Dash (for kids 6 & under) as we support the work of the Hazelden Betty Ford Children's Program and the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center and their quest to better the lives of children throughout our valley. Come for the Run - Stay for the Fun! 5K is followed by the Jr.Superheroes Dash, wellness fair and activities for kids and much, much more!BE A HERO and join us on Saturday, February 19th, 2022.
Event Reminder

Join us for the inaugural BE A HERO 5K and JR. Superheroes  Dash (for kids 10 & under) as we support the work of the Hazelden Betty Ford and Barbara Sinatra Children's Programs and their quest to better the lives of children throughout our valley.   Come for the Run - Stay for the Fun!  5K is followed by the Jr.Superheroes Dash, children's festival and hands-on activities and much, much more!

Event details and schedule

Inaugural BE A HERO 5K and Jr. Superheroes Dash (for kids 10 and under) - Saturday, February 19th, 2022 8:00 A.M. Start - Superheroes Dash follows the 5K.

About this event
The Inaugural BE A HERO 5K is a fun filled morning offering a challenging 5K course for everyone!  This event is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly!
The Course
This is a track and trail- out and back course in beautiful Rancho Mirage, California.  Beginning at Rancho Mirage Community Park, this course takes participants along the dirt trail of the Whitewater River Wash, under Highway 111 and into Rancho Mirage's Magnesia Falls Cove before returning back to the park's finish line. It is runner, walker and doggie friendly; offering  a water stop mid-race.
Goodies Galore!
Your entry fee gets you registered into the event, an event tech t-shirt, beautiful finisher medal, special superhero cape and mask, tote bag and finish line snacks!  Following the race, there will be lots of kid-friendly activities lasting throughout the morning.
Quality tech t-shirts will be given to all paid 5K event entrants.
Packet Pick-Up

Early packet pick-up will be held Friday, February 18th from 11am - 4pm at Rancho Mirage Community Park  71560  San Jacinto, Rancho Mirage, CA  92270.   You will receive your race bib, t--shirt, cape and mask at that time. You MAY pick up for family and friends.  Please sign the waiver at pick-up. Late registration is available at packet pick-up and on race day $45.

Late packet pick-up and registration will be held race morning beginning at 6:30 at the race site: Rancho Mirage Community Park  71560 San Jacinto, Rancho Mirage,  CA  92270

ALL race finishers will receive a beautiful event finisher medal. Division awards will be given 3-deep in 5 year age groups from 10 and under to 90+. Over-all men and women, challenged athletes, team and doggie division 1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies will be given.
Post Race Happenings
Come for the run and stay for the fun-JR. SUPERHEROES DASH (for kids 10 & under) follows the 5K.  In addition to our race fun, the morning will include many activities and displays highlighting  children's services. Lots of fun for the entire family is in store at this guaranteed to be popular event! We will also have some extra surprises, too!  Don't miss out!
Racewire will chip time this event providing accurate timing and instant results!  Results will be posted on site and will be available on your personal devices, too.
Ample parking is available nearby at The River and on the streets surrounding the park. Handicapped parking will be available at the race site at Rancho Mirage Community Park.
Souvenir Photo
Every registered racer will receive an event photo download! There will also be posed photos taken with an event themed Superhero backdrop.  These, too, will be available to all racers as a FREE photo download!
Virtual Racer
Going to be out of town on race day or do you live in another state or country? Well, don't let a little detail like that stop you! Become a virtual racer. We will mail you your race bib, event t-shirt, superhero cape and bib and finisher and you can head out and run/walk 5K at your convenience. Submit your results (you are on the honor system) and you may be eligible for an age group award, too! Take a photo and we will post it on our website!
JR. SUPERHERO DASH (Kids 10 and Under)
Kids 10 and under may participate in the JR. SUPERHERO DASH. Entry fee is $15.00 and may be paid on race day or in advance. Participants receive a very cool Superhero cape and mask and medal as well as some special finish line surprises! Dash takes place right after the 5K.
Registration Fee

5K race registration is $40 now until February 17th (11am). Registration at packet pick-up (February 18th) and race morning (February 19th) is $45. JR. SUPERHEROES DASH for children 10 and under is $15. Virtual Racers may sign up for $55.

Feel free to contact Molly Thorpe, Certified Race Director at or (760) 413-6508

with any race-related questions.