FANWOOD, NJ -- In Fanwood's favorite running event this year, participants are invited to come dressed as their favorite super heroes -- even if they can't run as fast as The Flash. 
The Fanwood 5K Super Hero Run & Family Fun Run takes place on Sunday, Oct. 16, at La Grande Park at 9:30 a.m.  Beforehand, the one-mile Family Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. Children are welcome to dress up as their favorite costumed characters and all Fun Run participants will receive a super hero cape and mask.  Free refreshments will await all finishers.
The entry fee for the 5K is $30 after October 13. The race is fully sanctioned by the United States of America Track and Field (USATF) and is part of the New Jersey Grand Prix as a 500 point race. All proceeds from the event go to the Fanwood Recreation Department, which organizes the event. Revenues will help to purchase new playground equipment, build new recreational facilities and expand the borough's recreational programs.
Roads will be closed along the race route approximately between the hours of 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.