Wings to fly run at Fort Reno

Fort Reno will once again host the Wings to Fly Run, which benefits the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event is set for March 23 and  offers participants the opportunity to enjoy an event that offers exercise, fun and a way to support Oklahoma’s children.

The family-friendly event features a 15K, 5K and a non-competitive Miracle Mile. The run will begin at 9 a.m. at Historic Fort Reno and proceed down Route 66 to El Reno and back to Fort Reno. For those not quite ready for a run, there will be entertainment and vendors. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome on the course.

“Whatever the age, whatever the need, Children’s Hospital Foundation uses all its resources to help courageous and amazingly resilient children live longer, fuller lives,” said race director Claudia Miller. “The Wings to Fly Run helps raise funds for clinical care, expanded research and education.”

Participation in the Wings to Fly Run, an event benefiting Children’s Hospital Foundation, will help support children like Kevlyn.

Thirteen-year-old Kevlyn was born with Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and was paralyzed during surgery a few years ago. She is now confined to a wheelchair but doesn’t let this slow her down. She participates in many activities and organizations including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Little People of America. She is excited to run her first 5K race thanks to an Oklahoma City Landrunners member and a specialized wheelchair.

The first 300 registered runners for the 5K and 15K will receive a runner’s bag and T-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female runners in each age group for the 5K and 15K, as well as overall male and female awards.

A pasta party will also be held March 22 at the Canadian County Historical Museum. This come-and-go event is set for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit www.okchf.org. For pasta party reservations or vendor opportunities, contact Lacey Payne, CMN Hospitals development officer, at (405) 271-9043, or lacey-payne@ouhsc.edu.

 

 

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