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LOGAN’s Run kickoff event this Thursday

MISHAWAKA, Indiana (July 20, 2016) – A kick-off celebration in preparation for the 13th annual LOGAN’s Run will take place Thursday, July 28, at Fleet Feet Sports, 3522 Grape Road in Mishawaka from 5 to 7 p.m. Interested runners can register at the event as well as win LOGAN’s Run merchandise. Fleet Feet will offer a $15 coupon to anyone who registers or has registered already for LOGAN’s Run.

LOGAN’s Run begins in the early morning on Saturday, Aug. 6 and is for competitors of any ability. More than 1,500 runners and walkers participate in the annual event to raise awareness, advocacy and support for children, adults and families living with the challenges of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event features chip-timed 10k and 5k runs and a 1-mile Fun Walk, all on a trail weaving through the campus of Notre Dame.

Heath White, who shared his personal story of finding perfection in his daughter Paisley with a local audience in the spring, returns to South Bend to run the 10-kilometer race while pushing a LOGAN client in a racing wheelchair. A former military pilot, now an FBI agent and endurance runner, White has participated in more than 30 marathons, including 12 with Paisley, who has Down syndrome. In March, he was the keynote speaker at the annual LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon. There he told the audience his honest and moving story of first rejecting, but then fully accepting his daughter.

To learn more about Heath White, LOGAN’s Run or the kickoff event at Fleet Feet Sports, call 574-289-4831. For those who don’t register at the kick-off event, online registration is available at www.runwithlogan.org. Day-of registration is also available beginning at 6:30 a.m. the morning of the event, with festivities beginning at 8 a.m.

Schedule for LOGAN’s Run on August 6

6:30 a.m. – Registration opens

8:00 a.m. – National Anthem

8:15 a.m. – 1-mile Fun Walk starts

9:00 a.m. – 10K Run Start

9:10 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk start

A Family FunFest from 9am to noon on race day features a bounce house, rides, balloon sculpting, games, and refreshments. LOGAN’s Run is part of the Michiana Runners Association Race Circuit for 2016. The MRA is a nonprofit running club with a goal of improving the local running experience by uniting runners, races, and the communities of Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

About LOGAN

Since 1950, LOGAN has reached out to friends and families with help and hope through advocacy, resources and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization invites people in our community to join in this mission by opening their doors and their hearts to Discover the Potential in all of us. For more information, visit www.LoganCenter.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
Nancy Miller
Director of Marketing & Communications, LOGAN
574-289-4831
nmiller@logancenter.org