CCPR to Host Annual Adaptive 5K on May 18

Accessible, Sensory-Friendly Event to Support Adaptive Recreation Programs

Carmel, Ind. (April 18, 2024)  –  Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) will host its annual Adaptive 5k on Saturday, May 18 at 9:45 a.m. in Carmel’s Central Park, 1195 Central Park Drive West. The course is fully accessible for participants who utilize wheelchairs, walkers or other mobility aids, and the event is sensory-friendly.  

“We wanted to create an event that all people, especially those with cognitive and developmental disabilities, could enjoy,” shared Kelvin Solares, CCPR inclusion program supervisor. “Racing environments can be loud, hectic, and over-stimulating, which is exhilarating to some, but a barrier for others. CCPR’s Adaptive 5k event is accessible and sensory-friendly, intentionally created to give all participants a space to get competitive and have fun.”   

CCPR’s Adaptive 5k welcomes people with and without disabilities to participate. Individual support is available for participants, if needed. Proceeds will go toward CCPR’s continued effort to provide low-cost adaptive recreation programs for individuals with disabilities.

Registration for the Adaptive 5k event is now open. Cost is $25 per participant. All ages are welcome to participate. Pre-registration is required.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Adaptive 5k, click here to create your CCPR volunteer account. There are two categories of volunteers needed:

  • Race Participants: Be paired with a participant to run or walk alongside.
  • Race Support: Assist with set up/teardown, pass out water, and direct participants along the route.

The Adaptive 5k is made possible by the generous donations from the following sponsors: Centier BankBeeFree Gluten-Free BakeryFleet Feet IndianapolisJack’s DonutsCarmel Trophies Awards & GiftsTikal HomesDiversity Press

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