Every year, proceeds from the River Valley Superhero 5k race will be donated to a previously selected child in the River Valley area who is battling a devastating illness. The race brings together people of all ages to engage in a healthy activity. Attendees and spectators get to enjoy supporting their neighbors, family and friends- all while dressed as their favorite Superhero!
Take this chance to be a SUPERHERO to a special child today!
Supporting the Cause
The River Valley Superhero 5K is an annual event hosted to benefit children with cancer and other serious illnesses or injuries. You can read about their stories at www.rivervalleysuperhero5k.org.We are excited to announce Juniper Peeler as our superhero for the 2021 River Valley Superhero 5K! Juniper, 3 year old daughter of Crystal and Stony Peeler, was diagnosed with a Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma in February of 2020. She has since undergone chemotherapy and a variety of treatments, procedures, and hospital stays. Juniper and her family live in Hattieville, AR and have many family and local ties to Russellville and the River Valley. Juniper has two siblings: Stony (5) and Cadee (1).Many in our community have watched Juniper’s battle with cancer by following her Facebook page, Juniper’s Journey. It is clear that though her journey will continue to be difficult, she is a spit fire with a big personality and a beautiful smile! Though the race will likely be virtual this year (and we will keep everyone updated on that front), we can’t wait to see the love and support the River Valley community is famous for.
About the Event
We encourage you to dress up as your favorite superhero for the race, even though it will likely be done from your own neighborhood. We love our participants to take photos and share them on our Facebook and/or Instagram pages!
Your race packet will include a number bib, Superhero Race t-shirt, finisher medal, and the satisfaction of supporting a great cause!
How to Complete Race and Packet Pickup
We will do an in-person drive-thru packet pickup for local participants on multiple days in the last week of April. If you would like your packet shipped, there will be an extra $5 charge.
Participants will complete their 5K at their convenience any time May 1-16. If participants would like to report their results, they can do so online.
We encourage all participants to upload photos on our Facebook and/or Instagram pages to promote community involvement and support for our Superhero!
If you would prefer to mail in your registration form, you may print it from our website and do so. Please make checks or money orders out to “River Valley Superhero 5K”. Mail registration forms and payment to:
River Valley Superhero 5K, PO Box 11722 Russellville, AR 72812.