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Runners honor the 'unsung superheroes' of Hurricane Matthew at annual 5K

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Folks came together to celebrate the “unsung superheroes” who stepped up to help the community recover after Hurricane Matthew.

Over 40 runners came dressed as their favorite superheroes to Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club's annual Superhero Fun Run 5K Saturday to race around Lake Mayer Park.

Batman, the Flash, and Superman were all in attendance, along with Splits from the Savannah Bananas and our own Cyreia Sandlin who was the event’s emcee.

It was a fundraiser last year, but after Hurricane Matthew, they decided to make it a community event to honor everyone who helped the community get through the storm - linemen, first responders, Georgia Power crews, and volunteers.

“I think it’s great because sometimes we forget that we are a community. That we are a family. We don’t do enough of that sometimes. And afterwards, we go oh I meant to thank them and I didn’t,” said Donna Delmonte, Fun Run Chairman.

This was the second year for the event. They have already started planning for next year’s Superhero Fun Run.

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