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With all the contributions over the past years, we have raised over $350,000 for this worthy and often overlooked cause. We strive to gain as much knowledge of the needs in our community so we can make the most impact with the funds we have raised. With new technology evolving we have donated a Giraffe Omni Bed to Children’s Miracle Network that helps prevent blindness in premature babies. Having many causes of blindness, prevention is not always possible so we have also focused on education, and recreational enhancements for the visually impaired. Each year we meet with the grade school teachers who work with the visually impaired students and purchase the equipment needed to help make each year more successful for these students. We have discovered one of the most difficult transitions for the visually impaired is from grade school to college. By donating over $100,000 to Columbus State and CVCC over the past several years, we have been able to provide scholarships for the visually impaired as well as enhance the technology available at the college level. Recreationally, we have supported two popular sports of the visually impaired, golf and beep ball.
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Open Division: 1st, 2nd and 3rd for both male and female
Age Group Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Age: 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Masters (40 and over): 1st female, 1st male
Grand Masters (50+): 1st female, 1st male
Wheelchair: 1st female, 1st male
Visually Impaired: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
All registered runners receive: Midnight Express t-shirt, Country's Barbecue Chopped Pork Sandwich, Country's Famous Iced Tea, Water, Fruit
Live Music: Music begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Country’s parking lot on Mercury Drive
Illuminated Course - Chronotrack Timing by Event Tech
Other Midnight Express Events:
Thursday, August 22, 6:00 p.m. - Golf/Maple Ridge - 9 holes Daylight and 9 holes Glow-in-the-dark
Friday, August 23, 7:00 p.m. - Columbus State University - Beep Ball/Softball game Free to the Public- Come watch and participate! The 2017 World Champion Visually Impaired Beep Ball team, The Indy Thunder, will whoop our blindfolded sponsors in a game of beep baseball.