Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Lekotek Run 4 Kids is this Saturday Aug 13 at Dunwoody campus of Georgia State.

Run to make a difference for children with disabilities.

For the past 33 years, Lekotek of Georgia, a local non-profit has been helping children with disabilities and their families. Lekotek facilitates the inclusion of children with disabilities into their families and communities by loaning adapted toys, educational materials, computers and even iPads. These tools equalize the playing field making it possible for children with special needs to play and learn with siblings and peers. Computers and iPads are outfitted with appropriate software and applications to meet every child’s individual needs – whether the child has a visual or hearing impairment, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, genetic disorder or any special need.

The Lekotek Run 4 Kids is gearing up for its 24th year. Its goal is to raise money for the non-profit so additional children can benefit. The event will take place Saturday, August 13th. Both the start and finish are at the Dunwoody campus of Georgia State University. The event courses provide options for every fitness level – a four-mile road race and walk and one-mile fun run. The four mile begins at 8:00 AM and the one mile at 9:00 AM. In addition to pre-race registration, runners can also sign up the morning of the event, beginning at 7:00 AM.

The family friendly race is well organized, runner friendly, with refreshments and family activities following the run. You don’t have to an athlete to participate, just someone who wants to make a difference!

The 24th Annual Lekotek Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2016.
View Brochure (pdf)

Course Location:
Georgia Perimeter College Dunwoody Campus
2101 Womack Road, Atlanta, GA

Online registration
Register online at active.com until August 10th.

$25 entry fee  (Children under 12 years pay the dollar amount of their age.) by August 1st. $30 after August 1st and Race Day.

Race-Day registration (August 15th)
Starts at 7:00 a.m.
$30.00 entry fee  (Children under 12 years pay the dollar amount of their age.)
Race numbers and shirts will be distributed on race day.

Race Schedule & Course Description

Scenic 4-mile loop (and 1-mile fun run) will start and finish at Georgia Perimeter College Dunwoody Campus (I-285 and North Peachtree Rd.), 2101 Womack Road, Atlanta. 
(Click here for driving directions on the Georgia Perimeter College Web site.)

This year's event will include a Walking Division with awards for 8 female/male age categories.  Participants must be familiar with the two rules of racewalking and use legal walking technique to be eligible for awards.  Walkers must wear shorts or solid color tights so that the knees are visible to the walk judges.  All walk entrants must report to the Walking Club of Georgia table to receive their race packets.

Strollers and baby joggers permitted in both events.
Water will be provided at start, finish, and 2 miles.

Start Times
8:00 a.m. -- 4 Mile Run and Walk
9:15 a.m. -- 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Finish Line Party
There will be refreshments/brunch following the race. Enjoy many fun activities for the whole family.  Children can enjoy cartoon characters, moonwalk activities, and fire engines.

Four Mile Run Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team participation awards. First overall master's male and female and first overall male and female four-mile finishers; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in each age group, male and female divisions.  Age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 and 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and over.

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