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NEW ROUTE!!! Come join us for our new 5k and Stroll route! Start out at Challenger Miracle Field for registration and see our newly built handicap accessible concession stand, pavilion, and restrooms. Get ready for the 5k start at the corner of Van Ingen Drive and Hard Road at 9:30! The racecourse will take you north on Hard Road until you take a right onto the Route 104 Trail. Enjoy the run through the scenic North Ponds loop and travel the same way back to Miracle Field to enjoy some refreshments.
The Miracle Field Stroll with take place on the field and on the sidewalk by the soon to be built Karpus Family Play with Possibilities Playground! Come see and enjoy the field that so many children of different abilities are excited about. We’ll also have music for you to dance along with as you walk around.
Proceeds from this event will help build complete the Karpus Family Play with Possibilities Playground at the Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester Complex. These inclusive spaces will provide people with developmental, physical, or intellectual disabilities a barrier-free, safe, accessible place to experience the health benefits and joy of play through baseball, other team sports, and adaptive recreational equipment. All kids will be able to participate in elevated and ground-level play with ramps, transfer points, and sensory–rich play opportunities throughout so that the play space is friendly to all children and parents as well as other caregivers, such as grandparents and service animals.
Packet Pickup and In Person Registration
Race day, September 29, 2019, 8:00am – 9:30am
Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester
1000 Ridge Road
Webster, NY 14580
Registration will be held at the Concession Stand next to Challenger Miracle Field.
Parking – Parking will be available in the lot by Town Hall, by baseball fields #4 & 5. (closest to 104), and by Webster Library.
Awards and Amenities
Prizes for overall 1st place Male, Female, and Wheelchair.
Medals will be awarded to top 3 finishers in each age group for 5k.
The first 200 people that sign up receive a free t-shirt
Refreshments to be served after the 5K; Award Ceremony to follow at the concession stand following the race.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Many children and adults with challenges love to play sports. They may be visually challenged, use a wheelchair or assistive device, or have other “real” needs, including cognitive issues. In our area, thousands of these kids, adults, and veterans do their best to take part in special education programs on grass and dirt fields.
Challenger Miracle Field provides all people with developmental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to participate in baseball, soccer, and other team sports in a safe, and enjoyable environment. It is a place to join together with other families to develop self-esteem and make new friends
It is located at The Ridge Park Athletic Complex (1000 Ridge Road) adjacent to Webster Town Hall. The field has a flat, turf-like flooring for wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and other devices, enlarged dug outs to accommodate wheelchairs. The bases and pitching mounds are painted onto the surface so that there are no raised obstacles that you would find on a typical baseball field. The field was completed in August of 2017 and has been used for many baseball, flag football, soccer, and kickball games.
The second phase of Challenger Miracle Field included a pavilion, a concession stand, and restrooms that are all fully accessible and ADA-compliant. The pavilion provides cover from inclement weather and shade, and features wheelchair accessible picnic tables to create an inclusive space where families can enjoy a meal, engage in organized recreational activities, or use the field to play team sports such as flag football, basketball or soccer. This phase was completed just in time for everyone to enjoy this spring season!
The third phase of construction will be the Play with Possibilities Playground. It will allow typically developing children to play alongside those with disabilities with full accessibility to create a truly inclusive, ADA-approved play space. All kids will be able to participate in elevated and ground-level play with ramps, transfer points, and sensory–rich play opportunities throughout so that the play space is friendly to all children and parents as well as other caregivers, such as grandparents and service animals.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.rochestermiraclefield.org/.
Our course is Certified to be accurate by USATF #NY19110KL <-- Click number for map
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