Harbin Hero Hustle Set For Saturday, Oct. 15

Super heroes, villains, runners and walkers are set to invade the streets of Downtown Rome on Saturday, Oct. 15 for the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and Two Mile Health Walk.

Registration for the event is open at rfpra.com. Online registration costs $25 for the 5K and $20 for the health walk. Race-day registration costs $30 for the 5K race.

Walkers and runners will have the chance to take part in a great day of activities at the Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers on Broad Street after the race. The race bags will also include discounts to several downtown businesses.

The event not only pays homage to great super heroes but also to several local charities competing for the $1,000 grand prize in the Harbin Hero Challenge.

During online registration, registrants can select one of five local charities to support, giving that charity two points.

Those charities are:

On race day, people registering for the event can also select one of the five charities to help, earning that charity one point.

Costume Contest

The charities have one final chance to gain points on race day. There will be a pre-race costume contest with categories including:

  • Best hero
  • Best villain
  • Best junior hero (age 10 and under)
  • Best league of heroes (ensemble of five or more heroes)
  • Best dynamic duo

Contest winners earn an additional 10 points for one of the five charities.

After the race, we will crown the charity, which received the most points from registrations and the costume contest, as the Harbin Hero Challenge winner. That charity earns an additional $1,000 donation.

Packet pick-up is set for Friday, Oct. 14.