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Superhero-themed run to benefit local education non-profit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - This Saturday, runners clad in homage to their favorite superheros will descend on to Tyson Park for the Little Oaks Academy's third annual Superhero 5K and One Mile Fun Run.

Little Oaks Academy is a nonprofit early education center located in North Knoxville. The center serves a diverse community with year-round instruction. Little Oaks Academy was established as a nonprofit organization in 2014, though the center itself has served the Knoxville community for more than 50 years.

Runners, walkers and families are encouraged to dress as their favorite superheroes and run or walk to support Little Oaks Academy. 

Registration is $30 for participants ages 13 and up, $20 for ages 9-12 and $15 for children under 9. 

The event begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Tyson Park. All proceeds will benefit the Little Oaks Academy. To register or learn more about the event, visit

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