33rd Arbor Day 5k, 1 Mile, & 1/4 Mile Run/Walk/Roll for Disability Awareness is Sat. February 20
The 33rd annual Arbor Day 5K, 1 Mile, and 1/4 Mile Run/Walk/Roll for disability awareness is Saturday, February 20th at the Biloxi Town Green. Individuals with disabilities can also participate remotely by calling Disability Connection (228) 604-4020.
The Run is a partnership between Disability Connection and the Gulf Coast Running Club to encourage people with disabilities to enjoy the healthful fun of a run.
The Run registration fee is $20 per person. Early discount pre-registration of $17 is available through February 12th at www.GulfCoastRunningClub.org. All participants receive a t-shirt. Everyone with challenges to running receives a medal. Registration begins at 8:00. The 5k starts at 9:00; the 1 mile and ¼ Mile start at 9:45.
This fun outdoor event promotes healthy lifestyles to individuals of all ages with and without disabilities. This event has 2 goals to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to encourage people with disabilities to be active community participants by joining the fun of a run.
The Arbor Day Run/Walk/Roll is a partnership with the Gulf Coast Running Club, the most respected running club in South Mississippi. The race includes a ¼ mile challenge so that everyone, including wheelchairs, can participate in the healthful benefits of a run with awards following.
This year, due to the pandemic, Disability Connection is offering a second option. Schools and groups can register a walk/run/roll event through Disability Connection to be held at the time and location of their convenience such as a football field or walking track. Participants receive an Arbor Day t-shirt and medallion.
Proceeds support the Disability Connection programs and events. For Sponsorship or Team information contact the Disability Connection office at (228) 604-4020.