RAMP seeks participants and volunteers for River Run

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RAMP has joined forces with Rockford Orthopedic and RunRight Clinic for their upcoming Wheel-A-Thon to offer a Half Marathon, 5K Run and 3K Walk/Wheel plus a Kids Fun Run on Saturday, September 5.

This is a family friendly event with kids being welcome and all proceeds benefit RAMP.

Registration will be held at Riverview Ice House, 324 N. Madison Street in downtown Rockford.

All participants are encouraged to arrive early to prepare your bib, mingle with other racers and visit the vendors that will be on site.

The race schedule is as follows: Walk-up registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., followed by the Half Marathon start at 7:30, 5k start at 7:45, Kids Fun Run at 8, 3K Walk/Wheel at 8:30, Half Marathon & 5K Top Finisher awards at 8:45 and the 3k Walk & Wheel awards at 9:30.

Online registration is available at runwalkwheel.com or print the registration form at runwalkwheel.rampcil.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/RWW-brochure-2015.pdf.

Online and paper registration and payment is due before September 3.

Day of race registration available on-site and a higher fee applies.

All 5K and Half Marathon runners will receive a free River Run t-shirt.

Race fees are as follows: Kids’ Fun Run has no fee, 3K Walk/Wheel is $25 registration fee/$30 after September 2 or raise $50+ for additional prizes, 5K $25 registration fee/$30 after September 2 and Half Marathon $50 registration fee/$55 after September 2.

There will be cash prizes for the top overall and top Masters male and female 5K and Half Marathon runners and awards for the top male and female age group finishers in both races.

There will be prizes for 3K Walk/Wheel participants fundraising $50 or more.

If you are interested in more information about Run Walk Wheel, please contact Amy Morris, 815-968-7467, or amorris@rampcil.org.

RAMP’s mission is to promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation for people with disabilities.

RAMP provides services to people with all disabilities, they also believe education is the key to an accessible society and removing attitudinal barriers towards people with disabilities.

RAMP educates the community on ADA Laws and Regulations, disability etiquette, accessibility guidelines, in the classroom with the iBelong program, Teens In Transition program and accessibility assessments, just as ROA provides orthopedic wellness through community education.

RAMP empowers individuals with disabilities through services and advocacy to live an independent life.

We accomplish this by partnering with them to make changes in their own lives, seek peer support and remove barriers.

RAMP advocates for the implementation of current laws, promotion of needed legislation and improvement of existing systems for individuals with disabilities while working to diminish negative attitudes that threaten to impede equal access.

To learn more about RAMP visit rampcil.org.

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