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Our October 5th race is at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights. The Rugged Run for Respect is a 5k out-and-back course; complete with body bending obstacles, and will not only test your physical strength and agility, but your mental stability as well. You will crawl through tunnels, trudge through mud and carry sand bags across varied distances… all for a great cause!
For over 44 years, Special Olympics New York has been providing year-round athletic training and competition for over 61,582 people with intellectual disabilities (including over 5.000 people on Long Island). Special Olympics provides them with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, their sportsmanship and their victories. Not only do the athletes and their families benefit from involvement in Special Olympics, but the entire community experiences a certain pride in the athlete’s achievements. Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports. Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year-round in 22 Olympic-style sports - at no cost the athlete, their families or caregivers.