It may not completely make up for all the food, booze and sedentary activity expected on Super Bowl Sunday, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, downtown Morristown will be the stage for the second-annual Superhero 4-Miler run. Registration for the event can be done at the Superhero Events website or on the day of the run.
Heather McDermott, manager of the Morristown Running Company and one of the lead organizer for the Sunday run noted Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally a big day for eating.
"It's the second biggest next to Thanksgiving," she said. "This is a good way to burn some of those calories."
Last year, the inaugural run brought 1,100 runners. McDermott anticipated even more this year. Some of the draw to this event, she said, is because February traditionally is a very slow month for organized running events. "We felt if we put something on, people would do it," she said.
And that's not just for accomplished runners such as herself. "We have people that walk half of it," McDermott said. "It's certaintly a good event for everybody no matter your fitness level."
Road closures are anticipated at various locations between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the race on the Sunday. It starts in the area of Maple Avenue and DeHart Street and will close off portions of Macculloch Avenue from Bank Street to Wetmore Avenue (start of race); Macculloch Avenue from James Street to Madison Street (end of race); Maple Avenue (DeHart Street to Miller Road); Maple Avenue (Oak to James Street) start of race; James Street (start of race); and Mt. Kemble Avenue – Southbound only.
For more information about the second-annual Superhero Super Sunday 4-Miler, visit the Superhero Events website.