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2022 Casey's Challenge 5K Run/Walk

Register for 2022 Casey's Challenge 5K Run/Walk

Join us for Casey's Challenge 2022!

About:
Casey's Challenge is an invitation to the community to rally behind athletes with disabilities and support their quest to participate in sports and recreation.  Casey was the inspiration behind the creation of Adaptive Sports Ohio and was the first athlete in the state to participate on his track team using a racing wheelchair.  Adaptive Sports Ohio is creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities to be included and active.  If you believe in the power of sports and that everyone should have access, then sign up to support our mission to ensure that everyone has a chance to play!

In-Person Event:
Saturday, August 13, 2022
7:30 a.m.  Registration Opens/Packet Pick-Up
8:15 a.m.  Celebrity Wheelchair Race

8:25 a.m.  Wheelchair 5k Race
8:30 a.m.  Ambulatory 5k Walk/Run

Location:
Western Reserve Insurance Group

2865 Benden Drive, Wooster, OH 44691

Parking:

Benden Drive will be closed at Geyers Chapel Road with no access to parking.

  •         If you arrive before 8:00 a.m., you will be able to park at Western Reserve Group: via Benden Drive to Western Reserve Group, 2865 Benden Drive, Wooster, Ohio 44691, or via Eagle Pass to Benden Drive to Western Reserve Group.
  •           If you arrive after 8:00 a.m., you will only have access to parking via Back Orrville Road to Noble Drive and park in the lower lot of The Village Network, 2000 Noble Drive, Wooster, Ohio 44691
  •           Please reference the parking map found here.
Course:
Our course is located here.


Entry Fee (In-person and Virtual):
Casey's Challenge 5K Run/Walk

$25.00 until July 4th at 11:59 p.m.
$30.00 until July 31 at 11:59 p.m.
$35.00 until August 13 at race start.

No refunds on any registration.


Pick a Challenge!
What will you add to your participation this year?

1.  Celebrity Challenge: 
New this year watch celebrities show off their skills in a racing chair! Prior to race start, local celebrities (local business owners, track coaches, community leaders, etc.) will race each other in a 50 meter race. 

2.  Team Challenge:
The team with the largest number of participants supporting Casey's Challenge and Adaptive Sports Ohio's mission will win the "Wheel of Excellence" to display at the location of their choice for one year. Participants of 5 or more can register as a team. Online and paper registration include a place for you to enter your team name. 

3.  Duo Challenge:
Enter into the Duo Challenge to have your finish time paired with a wheelchair athlete's finish time to win the Duo Challenge Award.  Simply opt into the Duo Challenge at registration and provide your best finish time from last year and we will pair you with an athlete with a disability.  Prior to the race start, athlete pairs will get their photograph taken together.  The Duo with the fastest combined finish time will win.

4.  The 4 Year Participation Challenge:
The 4 year Casey's Challenge plaque is available for individuals who would like to commemorate participating in Casey's Challenge in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.  Plaques will be available for pickup on race morning.  Only 100 plaques are available for purchase.


5. Virtual Casey's Challenge:
This year's virtual challenge for those who are unable to participate in person. How Virtual Works: Run, walk, or wheel the 5K anytime, anywhere, and submit your results online to your EnMotive account between Saturday, July 31st and Saturday, August 13th at 11:59 p.m.  Pick up your virtual packet from Wednesday, August 10th through Friday, August 12th (between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) at Adaptive Sports Ohio, 2148 Eagle Pass, Suite C, Wooster, Ohio 44691, or select the option at checkout to have it mailed.

Awards:
First 125
participants to register will receive a finisher medal.  Additionally, the following awards will be given.

Custom Casey's Challenge Trophies - top overall male and female 5K (in-person only) in the following categories:
Junior (19 and under)
Adult (20+)
Masters (40+)
Wheelchair

Top 3 Finisher Awards (in-person only):
12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Wheelchair 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19 & over

Prizes:
First Runner to Mile 1
First Walker to Mile 1
Oldest Participant
Youngest Participant
Best Virtual Finish

T-Shirts:
T-shirts are guaranteed for entrants that pre-register by July 31st at 11:59 p.m.

Refreshments:
Breakfast and post-race refreshments will be available.

About Adaptive Sports Ohio:
Adaptive Sports Ohio is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to remove barriers to ensure that individuals with physical disabilities have a chance to play, and utilize sport to elevate ability and empower futures.

Fundraising/Donations:
Increase awareness and support Adaptive Sports Ohio by creating your own fundraising page here.  If you are unable to attend our event and would like to show your support for individuals with disabilities, you can make a donation here.


Volunteers: 
Willing to support our mission through the donation of your time?  Click here to sign up as a volunteer.


Questions:
Please contact us at info@adaptivesportsohio.org
or 330-601-1400 if you have any questions.