If you’re looking for a flat and easy 5K to enjoy on this beautiful Saturday (May 19, 2012) in the DC area, look no further than the Kelley Cares 5K in Alexandria, VA.
The funds raised by the race benefit the Therapeutic Recreation Program of Alexandria, which creates programs for citizens with disabilities. This year, in addition to supporting the Therapeutic Recreation Program, portions of the funds will go towards helping to build a field for the use of the Miracle League of Alexandria. The Miracle League will make it possible for the participants of the Therapeutic Recreation Program, along with others, to play tee-ball on a safe, rubberized baseball diamond, in a friendly environment.
The start and finish of the race will be at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, VA with the starting gun going off at 8:00am. Registration can be done that morning starting at 6:30am. Credit card, cash and check will be accepted. The registration fee is $30, and includes a cotton t-shirt, but a technical t-shirt can be purchased for an extra $5. The course takes you through the beautiful neighborhood of Del Ray and is also dog and stroller friendly.
The Kelley Cares Foundation is a mission of love for our dear daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend, Kelley Swanson. Kelley was a vibrant, fun-loving and energetic young woman who left us too early. Kelley was a very active volunteer for the Therapeutic Recreation Program’s Youth Opportunity Sports program from the fourth grade to her graduation from TC Williams High School. This Foundation was formed to carry on Kelley’s civic-minded spirit and her desire to make people aware of the need for inclusion regardless of ability.
The Therapeutic Recreation Program provides a full array of programs and services for residents with disabilities. From specialized therapeutic recreation programs to inclusion support to full inclusion, residents with disabilities can choose programs that meet their interests and needs. The Department complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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