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KISD: Walk, Run, Push Special Needs Fun Run, 5K

KISD: Walk, Run, Push Special Needs Fun Run, 5K

Keller ISD and the Keller Lions Club are teaming up for the 2nd Annual Walk, Run, Push Special Needs Fun Run/5K, set for April 13, 2019, at the Keller ISD Athletics Complex.

This event is open to the entire community and will consist of a 5K Fun Run, along with a 1-mile Walk, Run, or Push event specifically designed to engage the special needs population. The General Public 5K will start at 8:30 a.m., and the Special Needs Mile will follow at 9:30 a.m.

Those throughout the Keller ISD community and beyond are invited to participate as a runner, a business sponsor (getting a logo on the official event T-shirt), volunteer, or ghost runner.

Entry to the event is $22, which includes a T-shirt, and all proceeds will be donated to the Keller ISD Special Olympics program. Day-of registration will also be available for $30. Packet pick-up will be 5-7 p.m. April 11-12 at the Keller ISD Education Center (350 Keller Parkway).

The school with the highest percentage of participation will be recognized with a trophy and a $500 check to purchase new recess equipment. The top three finishers in the 5K male and female will win medals and gifts, and the top three finishers male and female will win medals.

Keller ISD Special Olympics supports more than 200 athletes in four sports – flag football, bowling, basketball, and track and field. The program receives no money from the school district, state, or federal government, and relies on the fundraising efforts by its athletes, their families, and the program’s four coaches to help buy equipment, uniforms, entry fees, along with transportation, lodging, and meal costs related to competitions.

Sign up for the 2nd Annual Walk, Run, Push at the Keller ISD Web Store: https://intouch.kellerisd.net/ (search “SPED”).

Business sponsors can click here to download the Sponsorship Agreement.