In 2013, I met Superman at the CASA Superhero Run. Photo by Chris LeBlanc

Two years ago, I met Superman. Last year I met Batman, but that was the tiniest bit scary, because he didn’t crack a smile.

You can meet a whole array of superheroes at the CASA Superhero Run, which returns to Austin this year after a one-year stint in Cedar Park.

In 2014, I met Batman. And he didn’t smile, which was a little scary. Photo by Chris LeBlanc

Besides brushing shoulders with caped crusaders, participants can tackle the BAM Academy obstacle course, see the Batmobile, play in a bounce house and get their picture taken in a photo booth.

The sixth annual run is set for Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Domain Central Park, 11100 Alterra Parkway. Registration, check-in and a superhero costume contest are scheduled for 7 a.m. The 5K race starts at 8 a.m., followed by a kids’ 1K, complete with villains to chase, at 9 a.m.

Proceeds benefit CASA of Travis County, CASA of Williamson County and CASA of Central Texas, all non-profit agencies that advocate for abused or neglected children.

When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest. Children with CASA volunteers are more likely to end up with family, do better in school and receive therapy, health care and education.

To register or for more information go here.