Be a superhero for Village Friendship Walk, Run

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:22am
  • Life

ARLINGTON – Village Community Services is calling all superheroes – in costume or regular clothes – to be a real-life hero for people with disabilities and join in the group’s 10th annual Friendship Walk, Run and Car Wash on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The event to celebrate community diversity will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in Legion Memorial Park, 114 N. Olympic Ave.

“We hope you’ll come out and celebrate the superhero in all of us,” Village development executive Michelle Dietz said. “Put on your favorite superhero costume, shirts or hats, and have fun while supporting a great cause, our Voices of the Village band.”

VCS supports people with disabilities to help them achieve personal potential at home, find and keep jobs, and lead happy and healthy lives.

The theme fits well for VCS.

“People that we serve and raise money for love superheroes and love getting dressed up,” said Dietz. Many of them are local heroes, volunteering and giving back to the community. Themed events are popular with 5K runners and fun walkers, too. She hopes the event can attract 50 new runners to enable it to become an official sanctioned running event.

Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the event. Participants will have their choice of a hat, water bottle or T-shirt.

The 5K run starts at 8:30 a.m., with a one-mile Friendship Walk starting at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and awards will follow, with live music by Voices of the Village. The car wash fundraiser will also be available on Olympic Avenue with a $10 suggested donation. Check with VCS for confirmed location.

Register online at or call Dietz at 360-653-7752 Ext.14. For more visit

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