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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 ½-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, 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.

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