Community members ran, walked, and rolled through the streets of Downtown Biloxi Saturday morning for a good cause.
Disability Connection and the Gulf Coast Running Club teamed up once again for the 32nd annual Arbor Day Run/Walk and Roll for disability awareness.
Participants had the chance to run in the 5K, one-mile and quarter-mile events throughout the morning, and nearly 300 trees were handed out to runners afterwards.
The event, especially the one-fourth mile run, allowed those with disabilities to enjoy the fun of a run and connect with other members of the community. Janie O’Keefe with Disability Connection said, “The individuals with significant disabilities, this is a highlight of their year, to be able to do this with the running club. Everybody’s cheering for them and clapping for them and they’re getting their medals, and it’s very heartwarming to see them really part of the community.”
Race officials say the community support and involvement for the race continues to grow each year.