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ABOUT THIS EVENT
This is event is being held by the Butler Senior High School's Best Buddies chapter. Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes inclusion among people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies pairs students in one-to-one friendships and creates opportunities for students to interact and include one another in a variety of activities throughout the year. The Best Buddies organization creates multiple learning opportunities and provides job placement programs for our students. By participating in these events, you are helping to fund the Best Buddies program at the Butler Senior High School. Our chapter currently has 75 members and 22 pairs of students in one-to-one friendships. We hope to see our chapter continue to grow and to make our school more inclusive.
RACE DAY ACTIVITIES
Easter Egg Dash: The Easter Egg Dash is a 5K race (3.1miles) that loops around the Butler Senior and Intermediate High School Campus. Medals will be given to the top 3 male and female overall runners in each age bracket: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-39, 40-59, and 60 and over. The overall top Male and Female runners will be awarded a plaque. The race will begin approximately at 10:00 AM.
Bunny Hop: The Bunny Hop is a 1-Mile course (recommended for fun) that is a single loop on the Senior High School Campus. This course is designed for runners and walkers. The Bunny Hop will begin approximately at 11:00 AM.
The start and finish for both races will be located on the track in the Art Bernard Stadium. The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will start at the conclusion of the 5K at approximately 11:00 am.
Easter Egg Hunt: The Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, ages 10 and under, will occur after the Bunny Hop Fun Run/Walk. The Easter Egg Hunt will be located at the the Art Bernardi Stadium on the Senior High School Campus. There will be 5 separate egg hunts (2 years and under, 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, and 9-10 year olds). Kids will be able to search for eggs. Some eggs will contain candy while others will be awards for surprise grand prizes, so come ready for some fun! Baskets and bags will not be provided. The Easter Egg Hunts will begin at approximately 12:00 PM.
Prizes and Perks:
Mail-In Registration & Online Registration: Mail-in registration will be accepted up until April 5th, 2019. Online registration will be accepted up until April 10th, 2019.
Race Day Registration: Race Day Registration will be available on April 13th at the Art Bernardi Stadium at the Butler Senior High School. The Easter Egg Dash (5K) race day registration will be open from 8:00 am – 9:30 am. The Bunny Hop (1 Mile Fun Run/Walk) will be open from 8:00 am – 10:30 am. The Best Buddies Easter Egg Hunt registration will be open from 8:00 am – 11:15 am. *RACE DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE CASH ONLY*
Packet pick-up will only be provided on race day from 8:00 am until 10:30 am at the Art Bernardi Stadium (next to the Butler Senior High School).
Electronic chip timing will be provided by “Miles of Smiles” timing services. Chip devices are owned by the timing service and will be issued on race day. Chips must be returned at the end of the race. A $35 fee will be charged for non-returned chips. Results will be posted on Miles of Smiles Timing Services Homepage.
The Intermediate High School parking lot and the lower Senior High School parking lot will be available for parking. There will be no parking on Campus Lane, as this is part of the course.
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Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendship, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students are matched in one-to-one friendships consisting of a peer and a student with intellectual and developmental disabilities. "Buddy pairs" talk at least once a week, spend time together at least twice a month, and gather as a group for activities once a month. Funds raised from this event will go towards Butler Best Buddies Program's annual dues, monthly activities, and giving the students the opportunity to attend the Best Buddies conference.