Last week I told you about how I was partnering with Champions for Kids to donate snacks for students. I was supposed to choose a local organization to have these snacks donated to and I chose Celebrate Differences in Oswego, IL (my hometown), which is a disabilities awareness center. This was my first chance to work with Celebrate Differences and since working with them with this campaign, I found out they have an upcoming 5K fun run 2015 coming in April that I hope my whole family can participate to celebrate everyone’s differences… and I hope you can YOU can join us too! If you live in the Chicago area, head on over to Oswego on April 26th and join the Celebrate Differences 5K Fun Run 2015 !
Celebrate Differences is an all-inclusive Disability Awareness Center, welcoming all children and their families regardless of age or disability. They offer services – such as informative monthly workshops, sib shops, resource library, annual summer and holiday party, Next Chapter book club, play groups, Autism and Down syndrome support group and much MORE! Celebrate Differences connects families through outreach projects, our social activities and social networking. I chose Celebrate Differences because my 2 year old son has Down Syndrome and we are lucky enough to have Celebrate Differences right here in our own hometown.
Celebrate Differences 5K
Celebrate Differences is hosting the fourth annual Steps Toward A Brighter Future 5K Run/Walk, Mile for Smiles and a Kid’s Fun Run on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 9:00am through the heart of downtown Oswego, Illinois. New this year is a “Zero” Fun Run, for those who prefer to watch! This event is for racers, runners and walkers.
Our 5 K and Mile for Smiles are races open to all abilities, from the avid runner to families. Participants can run or walk the route. By participating you are making a difference in the life of a child with a disability! Our Kid’s Fun Run is just that! An untimed fun run for any child wanting to participate but may not be ready to run in a mile race. New is the “Zero” Fun Run for those who want to support a great cause and still get a t-shirt!
Registration Info & Entry Fee
Registration will be available until 4:00 PM (CST) on April 23, 2015.
Participants must register by April 12th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
Schedule of events
- 7:30-8:30 – Race Day Registration
- 9:00 – 5K and Mile for Smiles Start
- 10:00 – Kid’s Fun Run Starts
- 10:15 – Awards Ceremony
- 10:30 – 50/50 Raffle Drawing
- 11:00 – After Party at Firehouse Pizza & Pub
Celebrate Differences is offering 75 readers a discount for registration. Use the code BLOGGER to get a $5 discount. This is good until race day for the first 75 people to use this code.
***(not good on Kid’s Fun Run or Zero Fun Run)
Connect with Celebrate Differences
- Visit the Celebrate Differences website and take a peek around. See how you can help!
- Follow Celebrate Differences on Facebook
- REGISTER for the Celebrate Differences 5K!