Great News! The 5th annual Sasha’s Superhero Run will be held in-person this year! The race will look a bit different: staggered starts times and reduced touch points are some of the measures designed to keep our participants and volunteers safe. Those who cannot join us in-person – have an option to run virtually from anywhere.
The race will take place on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 and will begin at 9am.
We are excited to announce our new location – Halfmoon Town Park, located just minutes away from our old location.
What will remain unchanged is the reason we hold this event: we come together in community to celebrate life, to honor babies and children gone too soon and their families, and to raise funds for children fighting for their lives.
Sasha’s Superhero Run is a major fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, with race proceeds helping provide housing, meals and support to families of seriously ill children, treated in the area hospitals. When a child is fighting for their life – having their family close-by is the best medicine.
The race was organized by the family and friends of a local boy, Sasha, who passed away unexpectedly as a baby on Christmas Eve in 2016. The superhero theme of the event was adopted to honor all parents whose babies and children passed before their time, as it takes superhero strengths for a parent to go on after a child dies. This event helps loss families to connect and honor the memory of their heavenly children.