Run, Walk & Roll to celebrate 10th anniversary

Annual event to be held on Sept. 24

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a decade for what has become an annual family-friendly event in the community.

On Sept. 24, the 10th Run, Walk & Roll will take place to benefit BASCA (Building Abilities of Special Children and Adults).

The event includes a 1-mile Fun Run and 5K that begins and ends at BASCA’s facilities at 352 Stowe Avenue in Orange Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and all races start at 8 a.m. followed by a celebration after the races.

Registration will be $35 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Run. BASCA also offers a Virtual Capabilities 5K, with the $30 registration fee including a T-shirt and medal sent after the event.

This year, participants will get a disposable bib chip timer that eliminates the shoe tag, so there is no chip to rent or return.

Runners will get an instant text message with their time as they cross the finish line. Both the Fun Run and the 5K will include a Jaguar Kiosk where runners can get a print-out showing their time and place.

Plus, free finish line photos will be available for download to social media or purchase a high-resolution print. Friends and family will be able to follow your progress with live results online.

Awards will be presented to the top three men and women overall and in multiple age groups, and to the first male and female overall.

This year’s celebration will include special guests, including appearances by Superheroes and Star Wars characters. Local singer Stephen Quinn will sing the national anthem.

BASCA provides residential services, life skill development, transportation, activities and other support services for men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1994, BASCA was established to provide improved living, working, social activities, and educational opportunities for those with special needs.

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