LOGAN’s Run just 2 days away

LOGAN client to experience the thrill of
crossing the 5K finish line at LOGAN’s Run

MEDIA ADVISORY (August 1, 2019)  – Please join us Friday (August 2, 2019) from 4 to 6 p.m. at LOGAN Center, 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, to meet Ryan Bear and other members of Team LOGAN in advance of LOGAN’s Run Saturday morning, August 3. Friday evening is packet pickup for LOGAN’s Run and also a time for people to register. Ryan, age 25, will be “running” the 5K with a little help from the Fleet Feet Ambassadors. Joe Fitzhugh, Running Club Manager for Fleet Feet, will push Ryan in a racing wheelchair, so he can experience the thrill of crossing the finish line.

Ryan was born with a chromosome abnormality, Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, which delayed his growth and gave him low muscle tone. He can walk short distances with assistance, but relies on a wheelchair for full mobility. After graduating from the Young Adult program at Penn High School three years ago, Ryan came to The Studios at LOGAN where he enjoys art, music and socializing. He loves to be out in the community with people. The bigger the crowd, the better! Ryan looks forward every year to LOGAN’s Run.

LOGAN’s Run on Saturday, August 3, 2019, combines fun and fitness, energy and effort, for competitors of any ability. The event features chip-timed 10k and 5k runs, and a      1-mile Fun Walk, all on a trail starting at White Field and weaving through the beautiful campus of Notre Dame. Registration remains open until 8 a.m. on race day. The 1-mile walk begins at 8:15 a.m. followed by the 10K run at 9 a.m. and the 5K run/walk at 9:10.  Awards are given by age group, beginning with 10-years-old and younger.

“LOGAN’s Run has become a tradition and highlight of the summer for many people in our community,” said Jill Langford, LOGAN Chief Development Officer. “It’s for anyone, of any ability. It’s just an amazing day for everyone.”

Highlights this year include:

  • Penn High School Girls’ Soccer Team returning to put on Family Fest.
  • Big Perm from u93 running with a team.
  • Chris Clayton, who attend The Studios at LOGAN, will sing the National Anthem.
  • Fleet Feet Ambassadors running with Ryan Bear in a racing wheelchair.

For more information and registration instructions, visit:  www.runwithlogan.org.

For photos from the 2018 LOGAN’s Run, including one of Ryan Bear, click here.


LOGAN, based in South Bend, Indiana, is a not-for-profit organization offering resources and opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they, and their families, may achieve their desired quality of life. Since 1950, LOGAN has reached out to friends and families with help and hope through advocacy, resources and services. For more information, visit www.LoganCenter.org.


Nancy Miller

Director of Marketing and Communications