Arbor Day 5K Run/Walk/ Roll in Biloxi Saturday

Tomorrow morning at the Biloxi Town Green, the Disability Connection is hosting its 33rd annual Arbor Day Run/Walk/Roll.

There will be a 5K, one mile and quarter mile run, walk, or stroll all to raise awareness for individuals with disabilities.

The goal for these races is to promote a healthy lifestyle as well as encourage those with disabilities to actively participate within their community.

The event is coordinated with the Gulf Coast Running Club so that the individuals with disabilities can have an inclusive event and the opportunity to race against some of the Coast’s most dedicated runners. Disability Connection Executive Director Janie O’Keefe said, “Normally there’s about 500 people at this event. This year there will be about 150, maybe 50 with disabilities about 100 with disabilities are doing this event safely and remotely. So, we still have 150 people with significant disabilities participating in a wonderful outdoor community event so they can have an inclusive event and they can feel a part of it.”

Registration starts at 8 a.m. with the 5K starting at 9 a.m. and the mile and quarter mile starting at 9:45 a.m.

The registration fee is $20 and includes a t-shirt. It’s free to watch if you want to come cheer on the runners.

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