Superheroes lace up for 11th Annual Friendship Walk and 5K Run in Arlington

ARLINGTON – The turnout of costumed superheroes at a fun run in downtown Arlington Saturday didn’t answer the age-old question whether Superman can outrun the Flash, but it did raise money for a good cause.

The 11th Annual Friendship Walk and 5K Run hosted by Village Community Services drew a crowd of caped crusaders, runners and walkers who put on the miles to raise money for the Voices of the Village band and Village music and arts program.

The Arlington nonprofit VCS provides residential and employment support services, as well as advocacy, for individuals who live with developmental disabilities. Voices of the Village is composed mostly of individuals who have some level of disability.

Participants in Legion Park were treated to apples, bananas, granola bars, fruit wraps, prizes, Voices T-shirts and other merchandise onhand, while the Stick It or Stuff It food truck and a kettle corn vendor provided heartier fare. VCS this year also partnered with Woodinville Running Company to track race times for runners and walkers.

Mayor Barb Tolbert read a proclamation declaring the day in honor of Voices of the Village, then blasted the air horn to start the run

Voices of the Village performed live in the park on the new covered stage.

Tina Kies, founder of Chikara Public Relations who ran the race dressed in a Wonder Woman outfit, considered the event a success from start to finish.

Unlike the many 5Ks and marathons she has entered to reach personal goals, this race had a feel to it she hadn’t experienced before.

“To be running for a great cause, and feel that sense of community, it really did feel like everyone was out there to support Voices of the Village” and the greater disabled community, Kies said.

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