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Superhero Run/Walk for Wishes!

Updated: Mar 12


Superheroes at the finish line at the Superhero Donut Run

Get ready to unleash your inner superhero at our run/walk for wishes and make a difference in the lives of children in Southwest Ohio! The 11th Annual Superhero Run/Walk for Wishes presented by Allstate Insurance Company is back and better than ever, set to take place on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Centerville High School.






About the Superhero Run/Walk for Wishes


The Superhero Run/Walk for Wishes raises funds for children with critical illnesses to grant life-changing wish requests. A Special Wish Foundation in Dayton, OH supports children and their families who are part of the local community in Southwest Ohio. We partner with families and provide the opportunity to bring their child’s dream to life. Donations from Run/Walk for Wishes make it possible for families to celebrate their time together in meaningful and memorable ways.


This beloved community event brings together individuals from all walks of life. Join friends, family and community members in donning your finest superhero costumes, to run or walk in support of granting very Special Wishes for local children. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun way to give back, there's something for everyone at the Superhero Run/Walk for Wishes.


Superheroes and Donuts?!


Thanks to the incredible generosity of Bill's Donut Shop, the Superhero Run/Walk for Wishes participants will be treated to the delectable taste of famous Bill's Donuts after crossing the finish line. It's the perfect reward for your heroic efforts!


The Superhero Run/Walk for Wishes brings the community together for a fun day, with awesome local partners, like Bill’s Donut Shop. Families feel the love from our community, from the sweet treats, awesome costumes, to the show of support for an amazing cause. Run for Wishes is in its 11th year, and welcomes any new community partners who want to champion kids and their families.


What to expect at the Superhero Run/Walk for Wishes?


Choose your challenge and take on the course with determination and spirit. The Superhero Run/Walk for wishes offers a variety of race options, including:


  • 10K Run

  • 5K Run/Walk

  • 1 mile Kid's Fun Run


No matter what distance you choose, you'll be making a meaningful impact on the lives of children battling life-threatening disorders.


Event Details:

  • Register Online (or in person day-of)

  • T-Shirt pickup will take place at Runners Plus on Thursday, May 23

  • How to donate

    • Donate Online

    • Start a group fundraiser before race day

  • Parking provided at Centerville High School

  • Follow us on social media


Children dressed as superheroes at the Superhero Donut Run

But the Superhero Run/Walk for Wishes is about more than just running—it's about coming together as a community to support one another and spread joy. It's a day filled with laughter, camaraderie, and, of course, plenty of superhero shenanigans.


So dust off your capes, lace up your running shoes, and join us for a day of superhero fun and philanthropy at the 11th Annual Superhero Run/Walk for Wishes. Together, we can make dreams come true for deserving children right here in Southwest Ohio.


Don't miss out on this unforgettable event—register today and be a hero in the lives of those who need it most!


We can't wait to see you at the starting line!


Learn more here!


About A Special Wish Foundation


  • Celebrating our 40th Year granting Special Wishes

  • Has granted over 1,850 Special Wishes to children living in the Southwest Ohio region

  • Only wish granting organization located in the Dayton region

  • 30+ year partnership with Dayton Children's Hospital

  • There is no waitlist for wishes or timeline in which the wish needs to be granted in

  • Anyone can submit a referral, if you know a child with a life-threatening disorder, please consider referring them for our service here.



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