Calling all Superheroes!

TRAVERSE CITY — This spring Northwestern Michigan College is offering a fun way to show off your inner superhero while benefiting the children of our community.

On Saturday, April 11, NMC’s Professional Communications class will host The Big Little Hero Race on the college’s main campus. All proceeds will go directly to Northern Michigan’s Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Community members of all ages are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero and run for a good cause throughout Traverse City’s beautiful Old Mission Peninsula. The Hero Race includes:

  • Free, untimed one mile fun run/walk starting at 9 a.m.
  • Timed 5k starting at 9:30 a.m.
  • Timed 10k starting at 9:30 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded for top runners, costumes and teams. Every child entered will get a free superhero cape and mask and can enjoy face painting, food, and games after the race.

Registration is open now. All runners who register by March 23 will be guaranteed a Big Little Hero Race collectors technical t-shirt. Registration is $35 for the 10K, $30 for the 5K, and just $15 for students. The one mile fun run is free for all.

Future heroes of Traverse City can register online at For more information on the event, including super sponsorship opportunities, check out NMC Business Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters on Facebook.

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children in need reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with volunteers.

This event is the result of a semester-long service learning project that aims to educate NMC students through real world experience that benefits the community.

RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2015


Kristy McDonald
NMC Instructor
(231) 995-1059

Kyle Brownley
Student Contact
(616) 633-9995



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