Deafinitely Not Different 5k and Fun Run

Sat March 20, 2021 Plano, TX 75075 US
Your Very Own Neighborhood
Plano, TX US 75075

Deafinitely Not Different 5k and Fun Run is a run that benefits students who attend Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf.  Much like our race, all of our student and family activities will be moved to virtual settings.  This year's run won't cover flights and hotels.  Instead it will help offset the costs of registration, materials, and guest speakers.  You will also help provide language rich learning experiences for our students in the classroom and around the community all year long.

This year we are planning to participate in the Battle of the Books and Academic Bowl through Gallaudet University as well as the Math Competition through Rochester Institute of Technology.  We will also be hosting a virtual Information Night for our families where they can learn about services provided in the community.

Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf provides services for over 400 families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in Collin County, Richardson, and Coppell.

A shirt is included with registration!  (We promise it won't take months to receive this time!)

Thank you for supporting us year after year!  We hope that last year's COVID surprise and last minute cancellation will not deter you from supporting our kids once again!

Families and Staff receive a discount. Contact us for the coupon code!  :)

Race Contact Info

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Do You Still Need to Fundraise if the Students Aren't Traveling?

We do!  Unfortunately, everything costs money.  Registration fees, books and study materials all have to be purchased.  Without the race, these costs would fall on our families to cover.  We want to make sure ALL of our students have the same opportunity to participate.  We also want to try to provide extra hands on learning opportunities for students in the classrooms.

Will We Have Medals This Year?

Since this event won't be chipped timed, we will not have medals.  Next year, we're hoping to be back onsite and ready to hand out medals to our top runners!

When is Packet Pick Up?

SO SORRY for the confusion!  We will not be hosting a packet pick up as we are still trying to limit our contact with others.  Instead, shirts will be mailed out after the race.  (Promise it won't take as long as last year!!)  Since this is a small operation and the district has processes in place, the shirts will be ordered the week of the 22.  Groggy Dog always takes care of us and will give us a quick turn around.  Once we get the shirts, we will send them to you.  PLEASE check your address in our system so we can make sure you get your shirt.  Thanks for your understanding and continued support!

Packet Pick up will be Thursday, March 18 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Friday, March 19 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  We will be just inside the West side of the school (park in the parking lot behind the Fire Station).  Vines High School is located at 1401 Highedge in Plano TX.  This will be a socially distanced drive thru pick up. 

Where is the Fun Run?

The Fun Run is happening virtually as well!  You can be as silly as you want on your one mile walk!  We'd love to see pictures! (@DeafNorDifferent5k on Facebook and Instagram)  Bonus points if you have bubbles!

Can I register the day of the event?

Of course!  However, we cannot guarantee that you will get the correct size shirt.  Shirts will be available until we run out.

Can my company sponsor your event?

We would love all the help we can get.  Contact Lindsay Chandler for more information. or 214-924-7031.

Will there be things for kids to do?

Since we will not be having an event onsite, entertaining your kids is on YOU. (haha!)  Next year we'll make sure to make it up to you!


Race T-shirt

Every participant will receive a snazzy short sleeve with a blue design.

However, many people have asked us to bring back the long sleeve shirts.  IF you want a super snazzy long sleeve shirt, it'll cost you $4 extra.  Not too bad, eh?

Volunteer Shirt

No Volunteer shirts this year!  Sorry!!!!

Parent Shirts

Since we won't all be in one area, we are going to wait to have Parent Shirts next year.  We still LOVE our parents and appreciate them allowing us to educate their children!


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