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34th Arbor Day 5k-1/2 Mile Run/Walk/Roll for Disability Awareness

The 34th annual Arbor Day 5K-1/2 Mile Run/Walk/Roll for disability awareness is Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi. 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 $25 per person. Early discount pre-registration of $22 is available through February 25th at www.GulfCoastRunningClub.org All participants receive a t-shirt and free trees while supplies last. Everyone with challenges to running receives a medal. Registration begins at 8:00. The 5k starts at 9:00; the ½ Mile start is 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 1/2 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 conveniences such as a football field or walking track. Participants receive an Arbor Day t-shirt, medallion, snacks, and bottled water.


Proceeds support the Disability Connection programs and events. For Sponsorship or Team, information contact the Disability Connection office at (228) 604-4020.


NOTE: Go to www.DisabilityConnection.org. You will see a fun VIDEO of one of the previous year’s events.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR LONGER PRESS RELEASE:


Mississippi falls just short of being the unhealthiest state in the nation. We have the highest obesity rate and one of the highest rates of heart disease, smoking, inactivity, chronic illness, and diabetes. Join Disability Connection as we encourage our community to join us and get fit!


Disability Connection’s mission is to "Create a Connected Community to provide social support, ensure healthy futures, eliminate barriers, and foster cooperation and understanding for people with disabilities.”


Disability Connection connects and strengthens South Mississippi by developing programs, events, and resource materials that support a healthier community for everyone including individuals with disabilities.


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