Sign up now to take part in the Youth Challenge 27th Annual Race Day on Saturday, August 4. Join hundreds of runners in the 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run at Hyland Software, 28500 Clemens Road in Westlake. (Clemens Road will close at 8:50 a.m.) The event is dedicated to Dave Hardman, a past board president of Youth Challenge, whose family is still involved with the program today.
Same-day registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The 5K run kicks off at 9:15 a.m. and the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 10 a.m. Awards will be handed out to the top three men and women overall and in each age group, as well as the challenged division. Achievement ribbons will go to all 1-Mile finishers.
All proceeds from the 27th Annual Race Day benefit Youth Challenge. For 36 years, Youth Challenge has been fulfilling its mission of bringing together children with physical disabilities and youth volunteers who enrich each other's lives through one-on-one participation in adapted sports and recreational activities.
What began as a part-time summer program serving 10 children with physical disabilities has become a leading provider of adapted programs in the Greater Cleveland area. Today, Youth Challenge serves more than 150 children with physical disabilities with the help of more than 350 trained teen volunteers. The organization provides free programming and transportation to children from all over Northeast Ohio.