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We have a pair of runners an -- sunset Chris Russo and had a McDermott with superhero.
We're talking racing and how organizing races all sorts of races -- -- in your.
Case that can actually be profitable so they did I not business so when did you form superhero.
So -- it all started in 2009 Heather and I started as friends we ran together we -- sort of like a group run and we decided same time to put on -- race.
Half marathon distance and and our first event was in May 2010 super -- half marathon.
And missed it started with -- because we caught superhero because we were using the charity Christopher and Dana Reeve foundation.
And that it turned into -- teammates and we start wearing costumes.
And then before you -- -- went for an official Guinness world record which.
We didn't get unofficial I'd say we gotta put up technicality.
And then all of our -- since then we'll -- themes to it -- seems to be the growing trend now.
Give me some examples and then -- it -- a growing trend.
Found with four different races now so we have Super Bowl race -- Where you know people dress says they're in their favorite teams non uniformed mom we have we're doing his stance -- run this year -- everybody dresses the -- is.
And they can run up all those -- -- Trying to -- and -- kind of -- yeah a lot of them.
So I mean is December area known as though it's cool anyway sorry if they -- overnight ahead.
And when -- -- didn't mention about the Super Bowl race we do have a -- the favorite Jersey but we also get a prize for the least amount of clothing.
-- revolves February.
And I don't have all the polar bear variety of people and -- -- he's running around.
So how many people are we talking how many people participate in today's races for -- total what's thousands or half marathon now is actually at 16100 people were expecting about 2000 -- 2014.
Are -- races close to 15100 now so we're definitely.
Move in the right direction when numbers and expected growth in all -- is about 1020% every year depending on the race hula dancing on women needs -- from today's think you're -- press or around.
The average tri athlete.
Marathon runner exaggerated.
Who who is running these races so that -- your arms -- what you are seeing a lot of women and the trend is actually is growing both males and females that.
But specifically women has been sixfold since the early ninety's -- really -- All of them all -- so many were 3.5.
Cent to 75 when you're seeing a tremendous not growth and I think you're seeing.
-- she's been -- is why you see more women this is my personal opinion.
That women tend to be more social as a camaraderie together -- just can you view that had anything for her as my personal guess.
Again in our races probably about 65% of the participants are women that I -- -- growing yes.
I suspect I think I should defend them dependent on and how much money have you raised for charity in what what sorts of cherries and -- -- case.
Got great question so basically we start as an excellent -- -- Dana Reeve foundation and then we moved on to the American Cancer Society.
-- leukemia lymphoma society and the more local organizations to Morristown New Jersey like meals on wheels.
And the Morristown soup kitchen.
So and how we pick our -- usually we like to try to keep them local and some -- the other ones are more major organizations obviously.
So we've taken this is not random we gotta go cause their -- took a lot of our friends or close to us and then.
We raced thousands I mean for -- on on Clinton also won -- the it's CI which is big in Morristown so on all directly or indirectly has been tens of thousands of dollars raised for these charities.
And just -- -- And Lamar County Gary -- -- -- and township we used that one in Massachusetts and now we're sticking really to north Jersey area.
It's it's this ideal for our our kind of race is obviously huge population -- Deceiving numbers -- -- -- -- affluent populations where these races have the ability to grow bigger faster.
And if you look at some of the earth and we still doesn't mention we like to stick with fifteen because Alonso the races like the guns money runs from either the races that are growing -- I know I -- engineering and they're great they're fun and -- I was in Texas recently and -- reverence and burger place and everybody is coming.
The color on color.
Yes I guess is in the new trends sweeping the nation and and offered it cuts absolutes -- because everybody wins and in in our case and I'm sure he's being -- cases like the participant wins them a great time.
The -- win the communities when.
So it's really a win win for everybody I think you -- over a 100000 dollars for charity.
Yes and yet.
-- and you profit your selves.
From us so what's the organization reorganization that we are not enough for profit -- -- -- -- -- one C three but all the organizations can benefit -- -- five when C -- right so.
Yet -- do you guys make money.
But it's a little bit and we do it's it's a business like all the races are so there's money to be made in all these races and any any any -- weather isn't in your city marathon or our race.
So whether -- lady -- we are for profit organization.
But the charities -- definitely -- a lot from all the all the races right Morristown New Jersey is more affluent part of the country end of the state of New Jersey we -- one of our.
Reporters come on recently and say that the average tat Lee.
Makes a 125000.
Yeah on an hour an hour is about that -- even even just your -- runners -- quarter percent six figure mark.
So it's and isn't that going to be successful people.
In fact based personalities and I guess so yeah if I guess I have to become more like them up one day when Jeanette face.
Okay yet and already sign up you sign up wants a super hero racing dot com easy or -- in one spot next one will be an October -- race hasn't.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And I created after party and the.
And we're expecting -- the -- our first annual for this race were expecting for the 2000 people so.
And frank saying we just have to sign up for anybody who wants more information -- Thank you both -- for coming on appreciate it.
Thank you cannot maybe ASEAN will add up to a fast -- yeah.
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