‘Super’ challenge run to benefit school band

RIO HONDO — Imagine being chased by super hero villains.

That is exactly what will happen later this month all with a goal to raise money.

The 5K Fun Run/Walk Super Hero challenge has been organized by the Rio Hondo High School band.

The race is Feb. 27 and starts at 8:30 a.m. People can register for the event at Footworks in Harlingen for $25 per person.

The band organized the race to raise money to go to Colorado where they have been invited to perform at Royal Gorge in June.

The race will start at Bobcat stadium and go to Rio Hondo City Hall and back.

“I enjoy how the band has come together to do the race,” said Juan Torres, ninth grade band student. “Its going to be fun.”

The high school band’s superhero challenge is to help them travel through Colorado.

They have also planned sightseeing trips, attend a Colorado Rockies baseball game and visit the Elitch Gardens amusement park in Denver.

“The race is going to be a big help to the Bobcat band,” said Ben Keltner, band director. “We want to bring the community together and showcase our students, community and local businesses.”

Keltner said it’s going to be a win-win for everyone.

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