Running for Good: Superheroes from Marvel, DC and Others Join Forces to Support Child Advocates and Foster Children
Houston, TX – The super hero capes may be hung back up, but MRE Consulting’s work on behalf of children is never done.
This past Saturday, October 15, more than 1,000 participants, including children and adults, gathered at CITYCENTRE for the 4th annual Child Advocates Superhero Run, presented by MRE Consulting. The Superhero Run is a family fun event that features a 5k and 1k run hosted by Child Advocates, a local non-profit organization that provides a voice for children in foster care.
This year’s race was a record-breaking year for Child Advocates and raised more than $160,000 and registered some 1,000 runners. The streets were filled with masks, capes, and a little too much spandex as runners, families, spectators, and volunteers geared up for the 2016 Superhero Run. The run raises funds and awareness so that Child Advocates can continue its work on behalf of some of Houston’s smallest heroes in foster homes.
“This is a creative way to support a great cause and every year we’ve not only accomplished our fundraising goals but continued to increase participation,” said Shane Merz, MRE Vice President. “This may be related to work in a sense, but it’s pure fun.”
More than 55 runners participated as part of the company’s team, and MRE employees were also among the many volunteers who helped make the event a success.
Merz noted that MRE has had a stellar reputation for decades, not just because of the services the company provides, but also because of the company’s commitment to the community.
“These heroes may come back out for Halloween, but we know for sure they will swoop back in for next year’s race,” Merz said.
MRE Consulting is a dynamic professional services firm that utilizes highly trained and experienced engineers and management professionals. Based in Houston, MRE delivers business solutions, services, and staffing to a range of industries. MRE’s core capabilities include infrastructure technology management and commodities trading and risk management.