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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Sparrow’s Nest Hosts Superhero 5K and Kids Fun Run: September 9 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley

Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley will host its 6th annual Superhero 5K and Kids Fun Run on September 9 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley. Registration is at 8 a.m. for the 9 a.m. 5K and the 10 a.m. free fun run.

Participants are encouraged to dress like their favorite superheroes and run or walk to raise money for Hudson Valley families battling cancer. Groups of five or more who are registered as a team will be automatically entered to win a prize. For registration information, visit Spectators can enter the park for free to shop local vendors and cheer runners on. Volunteer opportunities are also available, and donations are always accepted.

Founded in 2013, Sparrow’s Nest is a nonprofit charity that helps families in Dutchess County and parts of Ulster, Orange and Putnam Counties with caregivers or children battling cancer. It prepares and delivers two homemade meals each week to these families, with the goal of giving those battling cancer precious time to concentrate on getting better.

For more info or to inquire about services, call Sparrow’s Nest at 845.204.9421.