Washington Center Run Walk & Roll medals

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Run, Walk & Roll Benefits Special Needs

Greenville's Washington Center School

April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am

Greenville’s school for children with special needs is having a unique race this coming Saturday.  Not only will there be walkers, runners and people in wheelchairs, but they will have phantom runners.

Washington Center School’s Run Walk and Roll is designed to raise money for the school and although they’d love for you to participate, you don't even have to break a sweat. Last year’s winner was 85 years old and was sitting in his recliner watching TV! 

Washington Center Run Walk and Roll logo
Just how does this race work?  Like a regular race, you can run or walk or even roll in a wheelchair.  But the virtual race will be posted on their Facebook page in real time, for people who can’t attend. Names will be pulled at miles 1, 2 & 3 and a phantom runner winner will get a medal, too.  

The event will take place on the schools new ADA compliant nature trail. 

To participate either in person or remotely, you’ll need to buy a ticket.  

Event location: Nature Trail at Washington Center School, 2 Betty Spencer Drive, Greenville

Day & Time: Saturday, April 27, 9am-12noon

Tickets:  Walk Only $15, 5K $30, Phantom Runner $25 and also includes a t-shirt, 2 person relay $40, 3 person relay $50  Purchase tickets HERE.

**about Washington Center School:  Washington Center is a separate school for students with sever and profound intellectual disabilities. Many students have additional needs resulting from orthopedic concerns, neurological impairments, hearing/vision/communication deficits and genetic disorders.  The school's motto of "Those you think cannot... can!" embodies the spirit of the faculty and staff who strive tirelessly to provide experiences that will enrich the lives of students. Classrooms utilize multiple strategies to deliver an alternative academic curriculum that brings in standard classroom technology as well as numerous specialized devices. Students also receive instruction in art, music, library, adapted physical education, and adapted environmental science, which includes a greenhouse with birds and small animals.

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