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Walk or Run

We know cycling isn't for everyone.

For those that do not ride, the Carl Lewis Challenge 3K walk and 5K running race is a great way to participate in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge.

Open to all ages and all abilities the Run and Walk  events are a festive and exciting way to get involved and show your support for Best Buddies and Special Olympics. Following your challenge, pick up your event gift bag, relax, and refuel at a victory celebration!

Pampered walkers and runners: From the moment you register, we'll be here with you. You'll receive a host of tools ranging from an online fundraising page to invitations to social meet ups. Each participant will receive personalized support from a Challenge Coach. Your Coach will help you design a training plan and fundraising plan that's right for you and that will insure you reach your goals. Follow the link to view more training or fundraising resources.

At the Run/Walk: Kicked off by Olympic Champion Carl Lewis, cheers and celebration will abound when you start your run or walk and when you arrive back at the finish. After your walk or run, pick up your gift bag, relax, cheer on riders as they finish their event and grab a massage. There will be plenty of food and refreshments for you to enjoy and refuel on as well.

Additionally, our Youth Fun Run, for participants 21 and under, is only a $100 fundraising commitment. However fundraising incentives for anyone participating in the youth event are many: $300 qualifies you for a gift bag with premium items and $500 allows entry to the victory celebration and private luncheon. The coolest part of that event? The run will be led by our featured celebrity! And if you fundraise $1,000 you get to meet, greet, and get your picture taken with the celebrity; $2,000 level qualifies you for a private lunch with the celebrity; and the top fundraiser gets called up on stage by the celebrity.  

Celebrate: You've made it to the finish. Now it's time to celebrate! Join us in the "big tent" for a true star-studded event and celebration of your accomplishments!

For information on training, please click here.


Additional information

Fundraising Commitment - What it takes to participate

Schedule of Events - Full schedule of the weekend's events

5k Route - Try to run your fastest 5K down the most famous avenue in America! 

3K Route - Here is a look at our 3K route

Directions - Google map directions

Lodging - List of hotels with discounted rates for our participants

FAQ - Comprehensive list of frequently asked questions

Volunteer - Join our team of event volunteers


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