AUSTIN, Texas — CASA of Travis County will be hosting their 10th annual Superhero Run on Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Broadmoor Campus from 7 to 10:30 a.m.

CASA is a volunteer organization that advocates for children in the foster care system.

There will be a 5K run that opens up the Austin Distance Challenge, but there will also be a kids 1K run where the kids will be able to chase villains. It currently costs $40 for the 5K and $25 for the 1K.

There will also be a festival featuring an interactive graffiti wall, rock climbing, obstacle courses and more.

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Callie Langford, the director of communications for CASA, said foster kids can easily relate to many superheroes.

"A lot of superheroes didn't come from a really traditional family background, kind of like kids in foster care," said Langford. "Our goal is that every kid grows up to be a superhero adult."

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Funds raised from the event will go towards recruiting, screening and training the CASA volunteers. 

The main volunteers work 15 to 20 hours a week and, after a chance to see the living conditions (teachers, family, doctors, etc.) of a foster child, will give a judge recommendations about what is best for the child.

Donations can be made at the CASA Superhero Run website.

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