The countdown to race day!   

Beginning in 1985 as the Run for Brain Research and evolving over time to become the Buffalo Superhero Race & Wellness Walk, the local mental health community has worked to increase awareness of, and raise money for, those striving for greater mental wellness in Western New York through the annual event. The Superhero Race is a collaborative effort of providers, consumers, families, friends and caring community members dedicated to promoting awareness, reducing stigma and raising funds to assist individuals striving for good mental health.

The Superhero Race is an annual event that highlights the strength and diversity of the mental health community of Western New York, in addition to offering a premier racing venue for the larger community. In its 29th year, this event is sure to be the biggest, and most fun it’s ever been.

Unleash your own inner superhero at the event, come dressed as your best super hero, whether it's a popular character, or one you create on your own. We will have participants registering as either individuals or with teams, and prizes are to be awarded for best running times in the race, and best costumes. We have awards for top 3 men and women in various age group running categories. We will also have prizes for best team and individual costumes. We are offering wonderful fundraising prize incentives, for both teams and individuals, as well! Check out the fundraising section of the website for more information on these prizes.

After the race, the party begins, food, beverages, and fun for both kids and adults. This event is very family friendly.


The Superhero Race and Wellness Walk is designed for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. We celebrate a sense of community and encourage groups to come together as teams for friendly competition. Members of the mental health community, social work and human services community, schools, sports teams, military branches and units, family members, friends, professionals, and members of the general community are all, strongly encouraged to participate in this experience. This event welcomes everyone!


  • Donate—Your critical gift is what helps make our efforts possible by enhancing our programs for the mental health community. You can give in many ways:

    • Donate to a participant: Help your friends who are participating by donating to their fundraising page.

    • Become a sponsor or donate a product or service: Your cash sponsorship or in-kind donation helps to reduce event costs and gives your company recognition for your generosity.

    • Donate to the event: By making a general online donation to the event, you can help cover the costs of putting the event together.

  • Team Captain - Do you work for a company or organization that has a league of heroes? Become the superhero for your team and lead your group to make a bigger impact. Create your team today!

  • Individual Runner - The Superhero Race is a USA Track & Field sanctioned 5k race, get ready for Race Day by training early and kick start your fundraising too!

  • Individual Walker - Individuals along with their families of all ages. Strollers are allowed during the walk, but not the 5K race. Unleash the superhero in yourself and help raise critical funds for mental health.

  • Virtual Race Supporter - Can’t make it for Race Day? Volunteering at the event? You can still register as a virtual race supporter! This way you’re able to help the cause by fundraising along with the other participants. You get a discounted registration fee of only $10 and your fundraising goal is up to you!

  • Volunteer - We need volunteers to assist our participants on Race Day. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Angie Walker at (716) 883-3331. Possible volunteer opportunities include food service, route guide, water station supporter, start/finish line cheerleader, set up and clean up.


Friday, June 7th, 2019

Walkers start at 6:30 p.m.
Runners start at 7:15 p.m.

Delaware Park and St. George’s Church grounds

0-5 years are free
6-12 years are only $15