Superheroes of all sizes and ages donned their capes and other gear Sunday morning to converge on the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum for a unique mission: Have fun while getting fit.
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The Discovery Museum’s second Super Hero Fun Run/Walk lured approximately 100 participants decked out in various costumes.
The 1-mile route started and ended at the Discovery Museum, at 705 S. McClelland St., and took participants through the nearby neighborhood.
Batman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Robin, Catwoman, super princesses and others hit the sidewalk for the run, many sporting new temporary tattoos of stars and lightning bolts.
“I think it’s kind of cool,” said Josh Bormes, aka Robin, who applied the tattoos to his fellow superheroes.
His mom, Lori, organized the event the museum describes as a “fun-raiser” rather than a fundraiser.
The superhero theme allows children to express themselves and to put their own personality in costumes, Lori Bormes said.
As participants neared the finish line on the unusually warm morning, spectators offered encouraging words to runners and walkers.
“Good job, superheroes,” was called out, along with an advisory that bottled water was available nearby.
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