Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 13, 2013

Quick! I need a red, white and blue bodysuit and an infusion of super power!

Next Saturday I’ll be running alongside super heroes of all shapes and sizes at the CASA Superhero Run. Maybe one can zap me with a lightening bolt to give me some mind-blowing speed. Anyone?

The run benefits the CASA programs of Travis and Williamson counties, which advocates for children who have been abused or neglected.

Trained CASA volunteers are paired with children going through the court system to make recommendations in their best interest. Kids with CASA volunteers are more likely to end up with family, receive therapy, health care and education, and do better in school than children without CASA, non-profit officials say.

More than 2,500 super heroes are expected at the Sept. 21 race. Superdogs are invited, too. (Wouldn’t your pup love to wear a cape and go for a run?) Besides the 5K and 1K kids run, expect a costume contest, villians to chase, bounce houses, a photo booth, super hero guest appearances and refreshments.

Entry fee is $30 for the 5K (increases to $40 on Saturday). The Kids K is sold out, but kids can still register for the 5K and run in either race. Register online at www.casasuperherorun.com

Late registration and check in start at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Mueller Lake park and hangar, 4550 Mueller Boulevard. The Kids K starts at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m.

For more information go to www.casatravis.org or www.casawctx.com.