Children as young as eight to as old as seniors pounded the pavement for the KidsAbility “superhero run” on Sunday morning at Exhibition Park, raising money to provide services and supports for kids with special needsin the community.

The goal for the event was set at $80,000 and $50,000 was raised ahead of Sunday. One such individual impacted by the run is “Action” Jackson, who, according to a KidsAbility press release, runs every year.

Since a stroke at a young age, Jackson has benefited from physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and more through the organization.

Superheroes from the community were on hand, with Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Deadpool, Spider-Man, Storm mascot Spyke, Guelph Police and more in attendance.

Participants took off in several different race lengths from Exhibition Park during the early morning event.