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    'Superheroes' Run for a Good Cause in Conn.
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    About 100 runners dressed as superheroes took part in a race to raise money in Milford on Sunday.

    Halloween came early to Milford on Sunday for a good cause.

    “I’m Batman,” said Donny Withington, of Milford.

    While Withington dressed up at the caped crusader, his wife and daughter were also in Batman-themed costumes.

    “Any theme that just helps you to keep going and not quit, it’s a good thing,” Shannon Brock, of Brooklyn, New York, said.

    Instead of running to the rescue, these superheroes raced to the finish line in the Milford Superhero 5K.

    “I’m Sailor Moon, today. Champion of Justice,” said Emily Macri, a Milford native who now resides in Boston.

    About 100 runners tied up their laces to raise money for the YMCA and the Milford Prevention Council, which works to curb underage drinking and drug use.

    “We really wanted because both our missions, that families could come out, have fun, dress up and be your inner hero because we all have a little hero inside of us,” said Wendy Gibbons, Executive Director of the Milford Prevention Council.

    “I just think it’s a wonderful event. They do it for a really good cause,” Michelle Withington said.

    The runners included Andromeda Macri, who is six months pregnant.

    “I feel like if I can keep running until the end of the race, like if I can keep it up I’ll feel very superhero-y,” said Macri.