Proceeds benefit Kids on the Move and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
RUTLAND – The 27th Annual Vermont Sports Medicine Center’s (VSMC) 5K Run/Walk will be held this year on Saturday, April 27th. All proceeds from the event will benefit Kids on the Move and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. The annual event has become a staple among the “first 5Ks of the season,” where all ages and abilities are welcome to walk or run for two local causes.
“Runners, walkers, sponsors and volunteers will join us in support of Kids on the Move pediatric rehabilitation program and Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports.” says Maureen Gibeault, clinical director of VSMC. “We’re proud that with our sponsor and runner/walker’s support we have been able to donate over $73,000 to these valuable programs.”
The 5K course starts and finishes at VSMC located at 5 Albert Cree Drive, across from Rutland Regional Medical Center. Pre-registration is suggested. The first 100 to pre-register will receive an event T-shirt. The pre-registration entry fee is $20 for adults ages 18 and older and $15 for kids ages 10-17. The day of registration entry fee is $25 for adults ages 18 and older and $20 for kids ages 10-17. Kids under 10 are $5 and adaptive athletes participate for free.
Race day registration will be 8-9:30am. The Adaptive Athlete Run will start at 9:45am. The Kids Fun Run will begin at 10am and the 5K Run/Walk will immediately follow it. Refreshments will be available for all participants, and prizes will be awarded to first-place finishers in all runner age groups.
For more information or to pre-register, visit www.vermontsportsmedicinecenter.com or call 802.775.1300
About Kids on the Move
Kids on the Move is dedicated to providing physical, occupational and speech- language therapy services to children from birth to 21 years of age in the comfort of their own homes. Whether they come to us for developmental delays or genetic disorders, we believe that every child should have access to the highest quality care they need to thrive and grow. Founded in 1995, Kids on the Move is now a program of the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region and is the only pediatric rehabilitation program within a 60-mile radius of Rutland, Vermont. VNAHSR is a 501c(3) non-profit, Medicare Certified home health and hospice agency serving Rutland and Bennington Counties. For more information visit www.vermontvisitingnurses.org.
About Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a 501c(3) non-profit organization committed to empowering individuals with disabilities. Since 1987, Vermont Adaptive has provided adaptive sports outings statewide in Vermont to people with disabilities. We are the largest non-profit in the state to do so, and we serve all ages and all (dis)abilities including those with physical, cognitive, emotional behavioral, and developmental disabilities. We are a national leader in the Adaptive Sports Industry and have more than 400 highly trained volunteer instructors, who donate more than 24,000 hours to our clients and statewide programs annually. These include alpine skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports; kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing cycling, hiking, rock climbing, tennis, and horseback riding. For more information visit www.vermontadaptive.org.