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Presented by Helen Keller Services


A Special Thanks to Our “Presenter” Sponsor


 Helen’s 5K Run.Walk.Ride. will be going VIRTUAL for a second year!
April 24 - May 9, 2021

Benefitting Helen Keller Services: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, and Helen Keller Services for the Blind  

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATE!

We may be far apart, but we are in this together!

While we cannot be together in person this year, we invite you to join us virtually to support the individuals we serve who are blind, visually impaired or have a combined hearing and vision loss to receive equal access to opportunity!  

DISABILITY CAPABILITY

Help us:
Break down barriers to independence
Build a more inclusive society
Bring inner capability out

Participants of all ages are welcome! Register to participate, begin posting your race times starting on 4/24/21, and share your photos with us! Use the hashtag #HelensRunWalkRide2021 #BreakDownBarriers on social media.

There are many innovative ways to participate whether it is indoors or outside in the fresh air while running, walking or riding the 5K. Create a Team or Join a Team (scroll down to learn how)!

Last year was a tremendous success; people participated from Maine to Hawaii!

HKS, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, offers programs and services through two divisions: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind (HKNC) and Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB)


AMENITIES

Top 3 Individuals & Teams to Raise the Most Money Will Get a NIKE or TD BANK Gift Card!

Individual Fundraisers:
(NIKE Gift Cards)
1st Place Individual - $300 | 2nd Place Individual - $200 | 3rd Place Individual - $100

Teams: (a Team consists of 3 or more fundraisers on a Team)
(TD BANK Gift Cards)
1st Place Team - $500 | 2nd Place Team - $350 | 3rd Place Team - $250

Winners will be announced Monday morning, May 10, 2021, on social media.


Upload your times & photos beginning 4/24 - 5/9



BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR

Email Marina.Carroll@hknc.org or (516) 833-8310


EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

Since 1893, Helen Keller Services (HKS) has been committed to improving the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired or have combined hearing and vision loss.

HKS is comprised of Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults, a division headquartered in Sands Point, New York, with a network of regional offices that extends HKS’ reach across the United States, and Helen Keller Services for the Blind, a regional division serving the New York City/Long Island area.

Our national and regional centers maintain regular communication, relaying the latest safety information and providing services or connecting individuals to resources in their local communities. From early intervention for children to senior citizen programs that help older adults gain skills to live as independently as possible, we’re there for people at every stage of their lives.

Funds raised from this event will enable HKS to do all we can to assist our consumers with sensory loss to receive equal access to opportunity!

DISABILITY CAPABILITY

Help us:

  • Break down barriers to independence
  • Build a more inclusive society
  • Bring inner capability out

For more information, visit www.helenkeller.org


FOLLOW US

Instagram: @HelenKellerServices
Facebook: @HelenKellerServicesForTheBlind
Twitter: @HKSB_News
LinkedIn: Helen Keller Services


TRACKING YOUR DISTANCE

12.5 laps on a track = 5K
Stationary Bike
Treadmill
MapMyRun.com
Find a Certified USATF Course
Some run/walk events display course maps at elitefeats.com
Many parks have measured 'fitness' trails open to the public
Many state parks have bicycle paths/trails
Download free app Strava & hit 'Record'


HOW TO POST TIMES

1. Run.Walk.Ride whenever & wherever you'd like!
2. Starting on the event date go to elitefeats.com/Results - click on this event.
3. Search for your name - click UPDATE.
4. Enter your time.
5. OPTIONAL upload up to 5 photos!

#HelensRunWalkRide2021
#BreakDownBarriers

#efVirtual


QUESTIONS

Email Marina.Carroll@hknc.org


WHEN TO POST

EARLY REGISTRANTS (before start day) can start posting times ON start day!
LATE REGISTRANTS (after start day) allow up to 24 hours to post times.
BIB MAILING begins Monday prior to the start day. Allow 3-5 business days to receive.
You don't need the bib to run/walk, it's a keepsake!

*LAST DAY TO REGISTER & POST TIMES IS 5/9*


THANK YOU TO OUR “Break Down Barriers to Independence” SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR “Build a More Inclusive Society” SPONSORS





Helen Keller Services’ (HKS), mission is to enable people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind or have combined hearing and vision loss to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice.

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