Thanks to all who participated in our 2020 Virtual Race – it was an amazing day!

Given the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision that this year’s John Shapiro’s Superheroes 5K race will be a VIRTUAL EVENT. It is our hope that during this difficult time, we can still come together in spirit virtually to provide the much-needed support to local families struggling right now with a child battling cancer. While this crisis is difficult for the healthiest of families, the struggles facing those who have a child undergoing cancer treatment are beyond devastating. They truly need our help now more than ever.


The virtual race will take place all day on Saturday, June 6. Wear your Superheroes T-shirt, you pick the time, distance and location for your run or walk. After you finish, please share your photos and videos by posting to your personal Instagram or Facebook accounts and tagging us @JohnShapirosSuperhero5k or you can share your photos using our hashtag #JohnShapirosSuperhero5k.

Not on social media? Please email your photos to and we will take care of posting for you! If you want to include your course distance and time, that is up to you.




Many thanks to our title sponsor:

Elliott Greenleaf


Words of Gratitude from Families You've Helped

Fight on, Yerachmiel!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for graciously reaching out to us and helping out financially. Our son, Yerachmiel was diagnosed in May 2017. He was treated in Children’s Hospital... READ MORE

Supporting Gwen

We are so honored to receive a donation from the John Shapiro Superhero Foundation to support our family while Gwen takes on her battle with brain cancer. It will allow us to be... READ MORE

Mikayla’s Journey

Thank you John Shapiro Superhero Foundation for picking Mikayla to donate to! We are truly honored that you picked her. Mikayla was first diagnosed with Medullablastoma in 2014 at CHOP and after treatment... READ MORE