Aaron’s Race and Roll Next Weekend at Cooper Craig Ranch

by crblog - January 10th, 2014.
Filed under: About Craig Ranch, About McKinney TX.

What is it?

Aaron’s Race and Roll was born in the heart of Aaron Gigley, a 16-year-old boy who has struggled throughout his life with health issues and has undergone numerous surgeries. In 2011 Aaron finished a triathlon. He came in last, but he still finished! After he completed the race, Aaron realized how important it is for people of all abilities to experience and feel that same sense of accomplishment. He created Aaron’s Race and Roll, a 5k, 1k race, to give kids and adults with challenges, disabilities and issues the chance to accomplish a goal. Aaron wants people of all abilities to be able to run this race, or roll in this race – wheelchairs and crutches included! This race is open to kids and adults of all abilities. There will be volunteers present at the race to help everyone cross the finish line, but this race will also be timed for those who like a little competition!

Who does it benefit?

All of the proceeds made by this race will be given to ManeGait, an organization that helps kids and adults of all ages with disabilities go beyond their boundaries and do more than they think they can do. Proceeds will also go to Especially Needed, an organization who desires to build a strong community where individuals with special needs are valued, respected and included.

When is it?

Aaron’s Race and Roll is on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Cooper Aerobics Center at Craig Ranch.

How can I help?

Aaron needs volunteers, donations and racers! His goal is to raise $10,000 so that he can give back, in a small way, to all of the surgeons, volunteers and people who have helped him throughout his life.

Where do I register?

If you would like to register for Aaron’s Race and Roll, and make a difference in your community, please visit http://www.active.com/mckinney-tx/running/distance-running/aarons-race-and-roll-2014.

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