Hero 5K FAQs
Need some help registering? Use our handy how-to guides below!
What is the KID Hero 5K?
The KID Hero 5K Run/Walk is a USATF-certified run/ walk course at Vista View Park in Davie, Florida. Participants are encouraged to release their inner superhero by dressing up in their best costume.
How do I register?
Participants can sign up in teams or individually and are encouraged to raise funds on behalf of the children and families at KID. Registration is easy: visit the KID Hero 5K home page and select “Register.” You will be prompted to fill in necessary information. Then you’re all set to begin fundraising and training!
What is included in my KID Hero 5K registration?
Registered runners will receive a chip to monitor their time and will receive awards for placement within age groups. KID will provide water, sports drinks, and healthy snacks. Post-race activities include a celebratory breakfast party with delicious food, great music, and plenty of laughs.
When does the event begin?
The KID Hero 5K registration opens at 7:00 AM. The race begins at 8:00 AM. Stick around after the run for a super breakfast and fun activities.
Where and when can I pick up my packet?
Packet pick up will be held on Friday, January 26th from 12PM-7PM at
Dick's Sporting Goods
801 S University Dr
Plantation, FL 33324
Walk up registration available during packet pick-up
Where is Vista View Park?
Vista View Park is located at 4001 SW 142nd Avenue, Davie, Florida 33330. Click here for directions to the park.
Where do I park?
Parking for the KID Hero 5K within Vista View Park will be free for event attendees. When arriving at the gate, please tell the guard you are attending the KID Hero 5K. Once past the gates, please head towards pavilions 1& 2 and park in the grass near pavilion #1.
What happens if it rains?
The KID Hero 5K will happen rain or shine. If there is a lightning storm or the event staff and police determine it is unsafe, it will be rescheduled.
How do I donate to a participant?
From the KID Hero 5K home page you can search participants on the left-hand column. When you’ve found the right participant, their Page will have clear instructions to help navigate through the donation process.
You can also donate to the KID Hero 5K directly, without supporting a participant. Just click here to begin the general donation process now.
Where do the funds go?
Funds raised by the KID Hero 5K directly support the community-based programs at KID. These funds help fill the gap in government funding and other grants, expand the capacity of what we can offer, and provide aide to many children and families in need. Funds from our signature events help KID do things like hire new teachers at KID Preschool PLUS, buy household items for HEART families, educate expectant mothers, supply foster parents, and clothe children.
I’m interested in sponsoring, who do I call?
Thanks for wanting to sponsor the KID Hero 5K! Click here to view our sponsorship packet. For questions about sponsorships or about purchasing a table at the event, please call Elsa Blanco-Bridgen at 954-390-7654 ext.1046. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to volunteer, who do I call?
Thank you for offering to spend some time helping KID! We are always looking for incredible volunteers. Please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 954.390.7654 x1136. You can also email email@example.com.
What is KID?
Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach counties (KID) is a licensed nationally accredited agency working for the prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family, and the care and treatment of abused and neglected children. KID services helped more than 11,000 children and families last year through signature programs such as KID Prevention, Foster Care, Preschool, Family Counseling Clinic, and more. The organization is constantly growing and learning to better meet the needs of the South Florida community: for example opening the KID Dental Health Center and NSU’s Eye Care Institute at KID in 2011, launching HEART in 2012, and establishing the KID Family Foster Homes in 2013.
How can I learn more about KID?
We invite you to learn more about KID and what we do for the community by visiting our main website, KIDinc.org.