28th Arbor Day Run/Walk/Roll
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!
Donations support the Disability Connection programs and events. Disability Connection’s mission is to “Creating a Connected Community to provide social support, ensure healthy futures, eliminate barriers, and foster cooperation and understanding with priority for seniors, veterans, homeless, and people with disabilities.”
Disability Connection fights for a healthier and more connected South Mississippi by hosting inclusive community events, promoting special projects, and creating resource directories for individuals with disabilities, their providers, families, and friends.
Please register for the 28th Arbor Day 5K-1 Mile-1/4 Mile Run/Walk/Roll, a charitable event to support disability awareness, at the Biloxi Town Green in front of the Hard Rock Casino, Saturday, Feb 20th. Registration is at www.GulfCoastRunningClub.org The Run/Walk/Roll is a $20 registration fee. Early $17 registration discounts apply though February 15th. All participants receive a t-shirt, and a tree at event while supplies last. The first three wheelchairs receive a trophy, and everyone with challenges to running receives a medal. Individuals with disabilities will receive information on community resources, opportunities for socialization, and disability sports opportunities. Registration begins at 8:00. The 5k starts at 9:00; the 1 mile and ¼ Mile start at 9:45. Following the run/walk/roll is a free party with live music, refreshments, wheelchair basketball, special needs soccer, art activities, games, and exhibitors promoting health and recreation. A Biloxi Fire truck and a Biloxi Police Car will be available for the kids to explore. The party is free with an optional fee to join the Run/Walk/Roll. This fun outdoor event promotes healthy lifestyles to individuals of all ages with and without disabilities. This event has 3 goals: to promote healthy lifestyles, to encourage people with disabilities to be active community participants and join the fun of a Run, and to share information on community resources.
This event is in 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. Proceeds support the Disability Connection programs and events that assist seniors, veterans, homeless and our friends with disabilities in South Mississippi. For Sponsorship, Team, or Exhibitor opportunities, contact the Disability Connection office at (228) 604-4020.