Matthew Myers Memorial Scholarship

At Matt’s Run, Everyone Is a Hero

In a super-powered show of support, 532 runners and walkers from Cal Poly Pomona and neighboring communities celebrated the life of Matthew Myers at Matt’s Run.

For the ninth consecutive year, the memorial 5K run/walk to raise scholarships took participants on a tour of the picturesque Cal Poly Pomona campus, but one thing was different: superheroes also shared the course.

First, it was Captain America. Then came Batgirl accompanied by Super-Baby. Then spandex-wearing Blankface Man in his finest tuxedo and a slew of other superheroes took to the road.

Eventually, all the crusaders assembled around the starting line of the race to pay homage to the community hero who was sometimes called Superman: Matt Myers.  Not everyone was adorned in their costumes, but participants showed their superhero spirit and prowess for good at every turn, incline and descent of the race.

Out of the 532 runners, Ray Franco, Clark Selters and Jack Calderon finished first, second and third, respectively. Each top finisher was given a pumpkin and a $25 gift card. But all registered participants received a T-shirt and sunglasses.

This year, 10 scholarships of $700 each were handed out to Cal Poly Pomona students. Last year, the scholarships were $500.