#SFBatKid got his own Batmobile and he’s heading into Gotham

A. Isaac Senior Editor

You’ve no doubt heard the story of Miles, a 5-year-old cancer survivor who wanted to be batkid for a day. The Make-A-Wish Foundation along with the city of San Francisco and 12,000 volunteers are making that happen this afternoon, transforming Union Square into mini Gotham.

Miles #SFBatKid got his own Batmobile and hes heading into Gotham

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Things kick off at 1:30 EST, we’ll have updates as the day goes on. You can also check the #sfbatkid hashtag on Twitter.

In the meantime, check out some of the preparations being made.

Last night the bat signal went out for Miles alongside a hotel.

His brother as Robin


The Batmobile’s ready to go

BatKid running to his next location

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Saving his first victim

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BatKid stops a robbery


Speeding away

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BatKid disarms bomb

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The BatKid high-five

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A map of today’s events


Here is today’s itinerary.

■ 10 a.m. — Miles leaves the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Union Square in the Batmobile after answering the chief of police’s call for help. Exits building through loading dock area located between Williams-Sonoma and the former Levi’s store on Post Street between Powell and Stockton.

■ 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. — Damsel in distress is rescued from the Hyde Street cable car line on the 1900 block of Hyde, between Green and Union streets.

■ 11:15 to 11:30 a.m. — Batman and Batkid apprehend the Riddler, who is in the middle of robbing a vault. The Riddler is carted off in a San Francisco Police Department paddy wagon.

■ 12:35 to 12:50 p.m. — While Batkid is enjoying lunch, a flashmob in Union Square alerts him that Lou Seal has been kidnapped by the Penguin, who drives off toward AT&T park in an open car.

■ 1:10 to about 1:45 p.m. — Batman and Batkid chase the Penguin around the promenade level of AT&T park, going through the cable car, down the Coke bottle slide, and ending up near the miniature ball park. Lou Seal is rescued by Batman and Batkid. The two go down to the field to watch a message on the Jumbotron from the chief of police, inviting them to the San Francisco City Hall where Mayor Ed Lee is waiting to give them the key to the city.

■ Between 2 and 2:30 p.m. — Mayor Ed Lee’s presentation takes place between 2 and 2:30 p.m. A press conference with Miles, his parents and the police chief follows at Civic Center Plaza.

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