Caped crusaders — some in costume — will seek to raise money during an Oct. 4 run that benefits the Augusta Boys & Girls Club for Teens.

The event will be known as a super run, said Roy Miller, a member of the organization’s fundraising committee who is in charge of this event.

It’s one of a variety of activities designed to help replace money lost when Spurwink Services ceased funding the club in July.

The club, based in the Buker Community Center, has a budget of about $100,000 a year. Miller said it averages out to about $200 per kid per year.

The club offers an after school program, an alternative-to-suspension program, a first-offender program as well as a summer program.

Miller said he enjoyed going along with the teens on trips to Fenway Park and Monhegan Island that were funded through a special donation by the Augusta Elks Club.


“It’s a real opportunity for them,” he said. “Many of them have not been outside the state.”

The club is open to middle and high school students.

The event is set for 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 4, in Capitol Park.

Miller said the plan is for a “very informal” 1-kilometer circle around the park and a 5k run that starts in the park and continues down the Kennebec River Rail Trail.

He said the club is partnering with “The Super Run,” a cape-making firm in Michigan which provides its capes to similar events sponsored by small charities. Registration at $10 per child and $25 for adults ($30 the morning of the event) is through

According to the website, registrants get an authentic superhero cape, ‘I’m Super’ temporary tattoo, and silicone awareness bracelet. Miller also said the owner of the cape company intends to be at the Oct. 4 event.


“People are encouraged to come in costume,” Miller said.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams

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