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Special Olympics Kansas

choose to include 5k and 1 mile walk

The Special Olympics Kansas Choose to Include 5K and 1 Mile walk hosted by the Kansas City Monarchs brings together everyday people who believe in creating inclusive communities. Special Olympics Kansas believes that by playing and leading together, we are creating an inclusive and welcoming community! We want our community with and without disabilities to run to defy stereotypes and support Special Olympics Kansas.

Location:  Legends Field, Kansas City Monarchs, 1800 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66111

Date: Saturday, November 6, 10am

Run for a cause

 

The Choose to Include 5k and 1 mile walk is raising funds for Special Olympics Kansas Unified Champion Schools and Unified Champion City Schools project. Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® is an opportunity for schools pre-K through university level to intentionally promote meaningful social inclusion. This is accomplished by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities to create accepting school environments, utilizing three interconnected components: Special Olympics Unified Sports®, inclusive youth leadership, and whole school engagement. The Special Olympics Kansas UCS program is in its 13th year and is active on nearly 50 campuses state-wide. The Unified Champion City Schools project is a targeted approach to bring our inclusive programming to students in the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools. Funds raised will provide resources, educational materials, sports equipment and more to students in Kansas City Kansas Public Schools and all across the state of Kansas!

More than just a run!

Come for the run and stay for a full morning of activities, vendors and more. Try your luck at our cornhole tournament, visit vendors and bid on items in our silent auction. More information to come on all of the fun activities going on along-side our Inclusion 5k.

Partners

Details

Two options to participate:

  • A timed, competitive 5k run with awards for top finishers by age group and overall
  • A non-competitive fun 1 mile walk

Registration Fee: $35 prior to 10/23 / $40 after 10/23 / $50 the day of the event

Race will start and end at Legends Field, Kansas City Monarchs, 1800 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66111

All participants receive an event t-shirt.

Runners can pay the registration fee or use our online platform to fundraise. Awards for the highest individual and team fundraisers.

Day of Event Timeline

9:00 AM – Check-in and registration begins

9:00 AM – Vendor Booths, Silent Auction and Games open!

9:45 AM – Opening welcome

10:00 AM – Race starts!

10:30-11:30 AM – Participants begin to return to the finish line. Participants each receive their t-shirts, participate in team photos, visit the food area, and check out the vendor tables and silent auction.

Fundraise on Your Own

We encourage runners to fundraise for their registration fee. There are lots of ways to raise money for the Choose to Include 5k…ask family and friends, social media, company contests, garage sales, bake sales and more. 

Fundraise With a Team

Get together with your friends, family, and co-workers and form a Choose to Include 5k race team. It’s a great way to stay motivated and it multiplies your impact.

Get My Company Involved

Companies can lead the way in building a more inclusive world. Become a sponsor, make a donation, form a company team, or do all three! Your support will help people with intellectual disabilities live richer, fuller lives and demonstrate your company’s commitment to inclusion and acceptance.

Contact unified@ksso.org for more information on company involvement.

Vendors

The following companies will be set-up as vendors before and after the Unified 5K! Make sure to visit their booth and thank them for their support!