Hero Run - 2016


Grab your cape and join us April 23 for Hero Run.

Our mission for the Hero Run is to support the Therapeutic and Adaptive Recreation programs in Mesquite. This event will help provide quality sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with special needs. We ask that you come dressed as your favorite superhero and help us save the day for our special needs community.

Kid Dash, 1 Mile

This run is a non-competitive course with activity stations along the way and is open to participants of all ages. Be aware - Runners may get dirty, wet and or sticky during the run. The course will be located in Paschall Park. Entry fee is $15.

Hero Run, 3 Mile

This run is non-competitive and will not have chip timing. It is open to all ages. Entry fee $25 (through April 22) and $30 (race day).


Paschall Park
1001 New Market Road
Mesquite, Texas 75149


Travis Williams Softball Complex, 1005 New Market Rd.


  • $15 - Kid Dash, 1 mile
  • $25 - Hero Run, 3 miles
  • $30 - Hero Run, 3 miles Day of Registration
Spread the Love Logo - web
To benefit Sharing Life and Mesquite Social Services, donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign and receive $2 off day of registration


Registration can be done online, in person or by mail.

Download the registration form here.

Now - noon on April 22

Click here to register online. (Choose the Special Events tab)

In Person
Now - 4 p.m. on April 22

Parks and Recreation Admin. Office
972-216-6260, 1515 N. Galloway Ave.

Dunford Recreation Center
972-204-4969, 1015 Green Canyon

Evans Recreation Center
972-285-4145, 1116 Hillcrest

Florence Recreation Center
972-279-7477, 2501 Whitson Way

Rutherford Recreation Center
972-216-4962, 900 Rutherford

By Mail
Download the registration form here.

Mail Registration to:
Attention: Hero Run
 P.O Box 850137
Mesquite, TX 75185

Make checks payable to: City of Mesquite

Event Timeline
  • 7 a.m. - Registration 
  • 8 a.m. - Kid Dash, 1 Mile
  • 8:30 a.m. - Hero Run, 3 Mile


All runners will receive a participation medal.

Other awards will include:
  • Best Super Hero Costume
  • Best Super Hero Group
  • Most Spirited Super Hero

T-shirts will be available for pick up on run day at the pre-registered runner tent. 

Register Now! Registrations received after April 15 are not guaranteed a souvenir t-shirt.

Inclement Weather

Cancellation will only occur in extreme weather circumstances. There will be no refunds. Your entry fee will be used as a donation. If weather is questionable we will post information on the City's FaceBook page after 7 a.m. on run day. 


Volunteers (14 years and older) are needed to serve as course marshals on both the 1 mile and 3 mile runs. If you are interested please contact Angie Johnson.

For additional information, contact Mesquite Parks and Recreation Administration Office at 972-216-6260.

Hero Run Poster
Hero Event Web

3 Mile Hero Run


1 Mile Kid Dash

1 mile route 2016