Superhero Donut Run a Huge Success

Over 1,200 people laced up their running shoes, and many wore superhero costumes to participate in the 2nd Annual Superhero Donut Run on Saturday, April 16th. A Special Wish Foundation (ASW) – Dayton Chapter, organized the event with the help of presenting sponsors Bill’s Donut Shop and Primrose Schools of Centerville and on Yankee.

If the buzz on social media is any indicator, the event was a huge success and a lot of fun. Check out #ASWRun on Facebook for pictures and posts about the event. Professional photographers Sam McConnell and Christian Clothier were there to capture the many special moments. A group of costumed superheroes from Superheroes Closet, a local nonprofit, came out to cheer on runners and be available for photos.
Kelly Schilling of Waynesville brought her two children, Anna (7) and Kyle (5).

“My kids and I loved it,’ said Kelly. “My daughter loved the donuts and medals, and my son said he loved ‘all of it’. We will definitely be back next year!”
Even before the event, teams and individuals raised enough money to great a wish. Net proceeds are still being compiled, and preliminary numbers indicate the organization will exceed its fundraising goal. Funds raised at this event will help fund the wishes of local children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.

“Every participant is a winner just by being a part of such a great cause,” said Anthony Trimble owner of Key Sports who helped run the race, “and there were winners in each category who also won a special medal and Bill’s Donuts for a year.”

The winner of the Kids’ Fun Run was James Keeton of Kettering. For the 5K, the top female was Marie Wysong, top male was Gavin Enderson. In the under 18 category, the top female was Maddie Kohr and tope male was Andrew Cameron. In the 10K, the top female runner was Erin Foster and top male with Tyler Frazier. In the under 18 category in the 10K, the top female was Kayla Jones and the top male was Justin Cost.

A Special Wish Foundation would specifically like to thank the event sponsors: Bill’s Donut Shop, Primrose Schools as presenting sponsors; media sponsors ABC22/Fox45 and Dayton Parent Magazine; the 10K course sponsor, Bricker and Eckler and the 5K Course Sponsor, Runners Plus. Other sponsors include Beyer Law, Flagel, Huber, Flagel, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Burke Orthodontics, James Investment Research, Key Sports, Pediatric Associates of Dayton, Allergy & Asthma Associates, Club Ohio Soccer, Goldfish Swim School, Proforma Identity,, Dayton Most Metro, the Gniazdowski Family in memory of Danny and the Overfield family.