Hoofin with HALTER
Track at the SC School for the Deaf and Blind
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Attention Runners and Walkers:
This is our first annual Hoofing with HALTER 5K on May 11, 2013.
All races benefitting HALTER - Handicapped Athletes Learning To Enjoy Riding.
7:45 - 8:45 - Registration and Packet Pick-up
9:00 - Hoofin 5K begins
10:00 - Kids Fun Run, Lap a thon, Pony Trot Sprint - all on the track at the SCSDB
10:15 - Awards
10:30 - Family Fun Day begins on the track at the SCSDB
Hoofin 5K - certified 5K course begins on the track at the SCSDB and winds its way down and around the horse facility and comes up the back of the beautiful SCSDB campus and ends back up on the track. It is a moderately hilly course on mostly asphalt with a short section on the grassy side of the road. Water station at midway point and water and snacks at the end. We welcome all runners and walkers, strollers, and pets. Please be courteous of runners and staying on the right side of the course. The Croft Fire Department will be helping with traffic on the short part of the course that is on Country Club Road.
Kids Fun Run - -all age kids - distance is one mile (4 laps) around track - register on site for this - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place given
Lap a thon - for all age children that need wheel chair accessiblity - one lap around track - register on site for this
Pony Trot Sprint - ages 2 -6 - 100 meter sprint for the fast little ponies - added late so this will be a $10 fee at race time
All pre-registered runners will have timing chips for accurate results.
Awards will be presented to overall male and femal finishers at 10:00 on the track.
Official times and results will be posted online.
Packet pick up will be at 7:45 - 8:45 at the registration table.
You can register the day of the race for $25. T-shirts will be available while supplies last.
Parking - Enter the SCSDB at the Sports Complex Entrance and park in the Voss Center parking lot. Walk over to the track. The race will start on the track and wind down around the horses and up through the SCSDB campus and back to the track.
We are so excited to do this new adventure of a 5K to raise money, have fun, and raise awareness of where HALTER is and what we do. We are so lucky to have the whole campus and the track of the SC School for the Deaf and Blind to enjoy the outdoors and have a great day.
TEAM MONEY COMPETITION
We want to encourage the team aspect of raising money. We would love schools, businesses, groups, families, friends, anyone to create a team to help raise more money for HALTER. This will be a competition between teams to raise the most money. We will feature the team who raises the most money on our Website and our Facebook page. Some teams have dinners together the night before the event and charge a fee for dinner, some people get relatives and friends who live far away and can't be present that day to donate online to their team. All of this added money goes into a pot for your team amount. It should be a really fun way to raise extra money.
TEAM T-SHIRT CONTEST
We also think it would be fun for each team to create their own "team" t-shirt to wear the day of the 5k so that everyone knows what group you are with. We will also have the Best Team T-shirt contest and this team will be featured on the web and FB also! Here is a great website to create your own team t-shirt - http://www.customink.com.
Family Fun Day at 10:15 on the track of the SCSDB
Come out and enjoy this fun filled day!!!!!
HALTER stands for Handicapped Athletes Learning To Enjoy Riding. We work with deaf, blind and multihandicapped students as well as adults to learn about horses and how to ride horses. It is amazing to see a blind student learn to trot, and it is amazing to see a non-verbal autistic child learn to ride and have real joy! We also have the HALTER Helps program with boys from the Department of Juvenile Justice. They learn how to communicate with the horses, how to handle frustrations and how to work as a team. It is amazing to see them bond with the horses. We are beginning a Hippotherapy Program this spring with Spartanburg Regional Physical Therapists to use the movement of the horse to help with core strenght. The participants will have so much fun that they won't even notice that they are doing therapy!!!!
To learn more about our organization then go to our website at http://www.handicappedathletes.org.
Or check our our Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/HALTER-Handicapped-Athletes-Learning-to-Enjoy-Riding/184633218266839
Need online registration for your event? Call us at 888-759-3666.