N.Y. – Wounded veterans and youth-athletes in wheelchairs joined hundreds of
participants in front of the Albany Riverfront Park Amphitheatre
Saturday morning for the 4th Annual ‘Stride 4 STRIDE' 5K Run and 2.5K Community
Walk and Wheelchair Roll.
participated in the awareness demonstration to promote living a healthy, active
lifestyle, regardless of disability. The course began in front of the
amphitheater and led racers down a fast, flat course through Albany's Corning
Preserve. Participants in the family-friendly 2.5K Community Walk crossed the
finish line as teams, with some athletes partnering up with participants who
had special needs to help provide the extra push they needed to roll across the
Clown, Zippy the Clown & Goofball, a clown with special needs, were e on
hand to provide face-painting, temporary tattoos and balloon making for the
kids. Goofball, a clown with special
needs herself, walked alongside participants during the event.
For more family
fun, there was also a bouncy bounce house, vendor refreshment tent with free
Chobani yogurt and novelty ice-Cream, free chair massages, a 400 meter Tot-Run
and a mascot appearance from the Albany Devils.
Adaptive is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to enriching the
lives of children and individuals with disabilities through sports and