Dozens of superheroes — and a few villains — made an appearance Nov. 2 at the Fort Campbell Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Superhero Run and Walk.

Fort Campbell Families, Soldiers and their four-legged friends came together despite the chilly weather dressed in their superhero best to participate in the run. The event also featured a DJ, costume contest and plenty of exercise as racers opted for either the 2-mile or 4-mile course.

“Normally, we’re at home just watching the TV,” said Sgt. Thomas Johnson, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “I have a baby back at home with my wife, but I like to get the other three kids out of the house. My son likes to run a lot, too.”

Johnson and three of his children, Khloe, 6, Savannah, 3, and Gavin, 5, frequently attend the races and walks hosted by Fort Campbell MWR.

“My son likes to run,” Johnson said. “I try to keep my daughter, Savannah, out and moving because she is handicapped. It’s very calming for them, and I enjoy spending time with them. This is our third race, we have a goal to do every race, we started in September. I enjoyed it as well.”

Johnson said he enjoys seeing his children do a fun physical activity.

“I love running the races,” Gavin said. “I ran all the way to the finish line. We did the 2-mile race and I ran fast.”

Fort Campbell MWR will host an Ugly Sweater Run at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 starting at Shaw Physical Fitness Center, 7979 California Road. Family participation is encouraged.

Racers can choose between a 5K or 1-mile fun run. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. There will be a DJ, photo opportunity and plenty of holiday cheer. Registration will be at 9 a.m. onsite.

The Ugly Sweater Run is part of the Tri-City Holiday Race Series which includes the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day in Hopkinsville and the Christmas Lights 5K Dec. 14 in Clarksville. At each event, collectible medals will be awarded to all participants. The three medals fit together.

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