The Third Annual Run, Walk and Roll for Cerebral Palsy is April 12, 2014 at Lakeview Park in Middleton, Wisconsin. Registration is now open!
Join us for this fun, family event consisting of a 5K Run, Walk or Roll starting at 10:10am and 1K Family/Kids Run, Walk, or Roll Starting at 10:30am. Registration opens at 9:00am. For the complete schedule check out the Schedule & Route tab.
The entry fee for the 5K and 1K is $25 for each participant 13 years and older and includes one T-shirt if registered by Wednesday, April 2. There are $35 and $45 registration options for those that would like additional t-shirts. Children 12 and under are free with a registered adult and will be registered the morning of the event*.
Each $25 paid registration includes one t-shirt of any size (youth X-small - adult XL). Children 12 and under coming with a registered adult do not recieve a free shirt. If you would like additional shirts you may order them for $10 each additional shirt. If registering on-line please pick the appropriate registration category for the number of total shirts you would like with your paid registration.
*The "Roll" in Run, Walk & Roll refers to wheelchairs, walkers, gait-trainers, and any other assistive mobility device. We are not set up as a biking, roller skating, or any other recreational "roll" and like any great event we have a few rules.
We are so happy to be serving Milio's Sandwiches again this year! Refreshments and a treat for the kids will also be available.
Register on-line at active.com or just click the register now button on the top of this screen. You may also register by mail. Just download the registration form by clicking the Register & Volunteer tab. If you miss registration and would still like to participate registration will be open the morning of the event from 9-10am at Lakeview Park in Middleton, WI until we reach 500 participants.
This year we are inviting local nonprofit organizations and sponsors to come be a bigger part of this event. They will have the opportunity to set up information booths for families as well as some simple, fun, fully-accessible games for the kids. We will again include a raffle and keep our amazing 1k volunteers blowing bubbles!!
We believe this event belongs to all the participants, sponsors, and especially the children. It was wonderful supporting Gio’s Garden the last two years. They are a great organization . . . but there are just so many amazing nonprofit 501©(3) serving people with disabilities in Wisconsin. In an effort to spread any proceeds to as many families as possible all Proceeds this year will benefit another amazing nonprofit 501©(3) – Kindred Kids.
Kindred Kids is a great family resource and lending library for children with differing abilities that provides toys, books and equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, communication devices etc.). They serve families, child care centers, and other organizations all over southern and central Wisconsin.
This is a rain or shine event. It will only be cancelled in the event of dangerous weather such as a blizzard or lightning storm. Sorry, no refunds. There is a shelter and indoor area for participants to get out of the rain or wind. I think it's going to be a beautiful day - but even in less than ideal weather it will be a beautiful event.
Hope to see you on April 12, 2014.
*No more than four children 12 years and younger per registered adult
**To receive a free t-shirt on-line registration though Active.com must be submitted by midnight Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Paper registrations must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
To increase awareness and understanding of cerebral palsy; to bring families, community members, and children of all abilities together; and to give back to the community by donating all proceeds to an organization that strengthens, supports and nurtures families raising children with disabilities.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. CP is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles.1
About 10,000 babies and infants are diagnosed with the condition each year. It is the most common motor disorder in children and is second only to autism as the most common disability in children.2
In 2006, 56% of children with CP were able to walk independently, while 33% had limited or no walking ability. More than 40% of children with CP had intellectual disability, 35% had epilepsy, and more than 15% had vision impairment. Nearly one-quarter of children with CP had both intellectual disability and epilepsy.1
1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
2. UCP.org "My Child Without Limits Advisory Committee"