Arbor Day run/walk/roll

The Arbor Day Run, Walk, and Roll took place in the City of Biloxi.
Disability Connection partnered with the Gulf Coast Running Club for a fun event promoting healthy lifestyles to individuals of all ages with or without disabilities.
Free sports helmets were provided as well as fire hats courtesy of the Biloxi Fire Department. The race included a quarter mile challenge in which individuals who used walkers, manual or electric wheelchairs were encouraged to enter the race and could be pushed by volunteers.
Disability Connection Executive Director Janie O’Keefe says this event has been around for quite some time. “Ten years ago, I went to the running club. So for ten years we made this an inclusive event because we wanted people with physical challenges to run and be able to participate in this race.”
In honor of Arbor Day, every participant who finished the race received a free tree.

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