Registration open for UCS Virtual Superhero 5k

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BENNINGTON — Registration is now open for the United Counseling Service Virtual Superhero 5K and Kids' Dash. The reimagined event, originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, will now be able to be completed any time over that weekend.

Participants are encouraged to submit a photo of their treadmill or screenshot from their tracking device that shows their distance and pace, as well as a photo of themselves at a "finish line" in their superhero costume. Kids can participate in the Virtual Kids' Dash as well.

What does a Virtual Kids' Dash look like? "Run as fast as you can in your favorite superhero costume and send us a photo! A prize will be awarded for the best kid costume," says Heidi French, director of community relations for UCS.

Anyone who registers by Sept. 1 will have the opportunity to join Andrea Malinowski for a ten-week 5K training program, which kicks off Sept. 2. The remote program will be delivered via Facebook Live and will include weekly updates with training and wellness tips. The program is included as part of the registration fee.

Registration is $35 for adults, $20 for students, free for the first 100 UCS clients and free for kids under 12. Race packets will be mailed to participants with official race bibs and a UCS Superhero buff (multi-use headband/face covering). Students under the age of 12 who register will receive a virtual toolkit with a training log. Visit to register for the event.

United Counseling Service's mission is to build a stronger community by empowering individuals and families to live healthy and meaningful lives. For information about UCS or to make a donation, please visit or call 802-442-5491.



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