Penn State Ability Athletics to host Run, Walk and Roll Mile Race Oct. 24

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Ability Athletics will host a Run, Walk and Roll Mile Race on Saturday, Oct. 24, to raise funds for the program, which supports physically disabled athletes and local wounded warriors.

Race registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 24 on the steps of Rec Hall. The entry fee is $15 if registration is completed in advance through RunReg.com or $20 on the day of the race (cash or check only). The first 300 participants to register will receive a complementary race T-shirt. All participants must fill out a waiver and present it on race day.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. for Ability Athletes, Penn State celebrity athletes, and individuals with disabilities. At 9:15 a.m. the elite runners group will start, followed by a 9:30 a.m. start time for the kids division and for anyone who wishes to walk the course.

The course will traverse Curtin Road beginning at Rec Hall and proceed east across campus. The finish line will be in front of the newly renovated IM Building.

The purpose of the race is to raise the necessary funds to help the athletes that participate in the program compete in national and international events at the highest level, such as the World Wheelchair Games and Paralympics. The Nittany Lions have a history of Paralympians, including alumni Maggie Redden and Kortney Clemons.

The Ability Athletics track and field team is made up of both student-athletes from Penn State and adults in the area who are physically disabled and seeking athletic competition. Athletes compete in various track and field events and swimming, while hosting various activities across campus, including wheelchair basketball every Wednesday evening at the White Building.

The ultimate goal of the program, which was created by Teri Jordan in 1999, is to be fully endowed so it can continue to provide athletic opportunities for physically disabled individuals for years to come. For additional information about the race and Penn State Ability Athletics, visit http://www.gopsusports.com/ability/run-walk-roll-2015.html. 

Last Updated October 11, 2015