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You can sure say one thing about the fifth annual “Superhero 5K Run/Walk” held in Cambridge this morning: There were a lot of folks with underwear on the outside of their pants.
This, of course, is business as usual when you’ve got hundreds of Supermen, Batmen, Wonder Women, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jokers, Sailor Moons and Spider-Men jogging along Albany Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the Have2Run Productions race. A portion of the proceeds goes to On the Rise, a Cambridge day program for homeless, abused and impoverished women.
“Personally I’m not a big comic book person,” admits says Emma Bagnell, the founder and director of the event. But the run, she says, gives serious runners a fun break from training, while also attracting those with other passions. “We have a lot of people who this is their first 5K and they’re running it because they’re serious comic book geeks.”