On Saturday, November 3rd hundreds of superheroes took to the streets for the inaugural UCS Superhero 5K. The 3.1 mile route began and ended at the Bennington Recreation Center with runners able to run down a portion of Main Street that was closed to traffic. A cheering crowd welcomed runners as they raced to the finish line. First Place went to Tracy Bushee of North Bennington, followed by Eric Despard and Alex Olson. Prizes were also given for the best Superhero costumes.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible and a special thank you to the Bennington Police Department who helped make this event safe and helped lead our Superhero Kids’ Dash.
“We were so excited for this event and were pleased with the amount of participation from the community,” said Lorna Mattern, Executive Director of United Counseling Service. “We are already looking forward to next year.”
All proceeds from this event benefit the UCS Client Wellness Fund. Wellness activities can help individuals focus, overcome obstacles, get along with others and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. Wellness programs are broad and can include physical fitness, seminars, workshops, classes, field trips, artistic endeavors such as trips to museums and a wide array of activities that promote overall well-being for our clients.