superhero 5k event

Join us for a morning filled with family-friendly fun! We chose to make this race a Super Hero Race because of Matt's love of Iron Man and the Avengers. We hold the event on the fourth Saturday in June to celebrate Matthew's birthday.  Every year, our board of directors chooses a local charity to raise funds for. Our 2023 event will benefit Friends of Salt Springs Park whose mission is to "maintain the unspoiled, rural character of the park created by the Wheaton family. The Friends will provide opportunities to enjoy healthy outdoor recreation and education while conserving the natural, scenic, aesthetic, and historical values of the park."

John Stahl


Equipment Manager

Matthew Waldron Stahl was born on June 15, 2004, in Scranton, PA. Son of John and Rachel, he was a little brother to Michayla, and 5 years later, became a big brother to Jack. From the moment Matthew entered this world, he was a little ball of energy that smiled constantly. When he became a toddler, he loved to make people laugh. As he grew, so did his energy. His smile and giggle became undeniably infectious. Anyone who heard him couldn’t help but chuckle along with him. Matthew was extremely passionate about anything he did. Whether it was loving, laughing, crying, caring, worshiping, imagining, or writing, he did it wholeheartedly. An insatiable desire to learn and discover new things kept him very busy and always on the go.

matthew 9:9


Our team is not just about running, it's about making a difference in your community! We have many members who are unable to be physically active, but they are actively involved in our team by helping to organize events and volunteering wherever they feel they can make a difference! 

Michayla Stahl
Superhero Event Committee

About matthew

our Board of directors

Thanks to technology, we are able to hold meetings even though our board members are spread out among different states. We are always looking for volunteers for both Board of Directors and Super Hero Committee. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us!

Cathleen Ponce

​Superhero Event Committee

Tara McPherson

Trehab Community Resource Liaison

​​​Superhero Event Committee

Why is this Bible verse on the back of all our shirts?

One of Matthew's passions was going to church and learning about our Gracious, Merciful God. The Stahl attends Bridgewater Church where Matthew enjoyed Sunday school activities and evening children's group activities. Every night, Matthew would read from his "Action Bible" which tells stories in comic book fashion. One of Matt's favorite pages was based on Matthew 9:9:

"As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," Jesus told him and Matthew got up and followed Him." (NIV)

Young Matt could not contain his excitement when he showed his parents the picture of Jesus saying "Matthew, come and follow me" in his Action Bible. Little did his family know that the Lord truly was calling Matt to follow Him home.

It is Stahl's family mission to give away the Action Bible or another age-appropriate bible to anyone who asks!

MWS Race Team

A 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

mission & vision

Be a hero in your community

We are a collection of walkers, runners, cyclists, and volunteers with the goal to support their community and local charities. MWS Race Team Association organizes at least one yearly race to support a local charity chosen by the organization's board members. All team members are encouraged to participate in fundraising activities as needs arise throughout the year within their community. The overall goal of this organization is to support each other as we strive to live healthy and fit lifestyles while building a strong sense of community.  

Catherine Durkin


Joe Hunt
Vice President

Rachel Stahl


Race Director

Special Events Coordinator