Our annual 5K and 1-mile event will occur in-person this year! We are excited to host We Can Run, Walk & Roll again for the 10th time in 11 years, 2011-2021.
This year, we plan to give special recognition to the inspiration for our event, Team Hoyt, as Dick Hoyt passed away in March. For more about Team Hoyt's story, click here: Team Hoyt Home Page
and IRONMAN - The Team Hoyt Story - Facebook
Also this year, we will take a moment to honor the solemn 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Precisely at the time of our event 20 years ago, our nation was under attack, and many innocent Americans and first-responder heroes lost their lives that fateful day. Our nation became unified under our flag and principles, counting on faith and inclusion under God and the American spirit to overcome attacks on our freedom and way of life.
We Can RW&R registration includes: Event t-shirt, post-race meal by the Pancake Man®
, awards, and giveaways.
Cost: Early rate - $25 through August 21, then $30 through September 4 for a guaranteed t-shirt.
We will allow late registration for $30 on Friday, September 10 at the Wellness Center during packet pick up, 4-6 p.m., with no t-shirt.
There will be no race day registrations on Saturday.
During the event, we will enjoy DJ services from Brian Finch of Finch on the Run Entertainment.
We Can RW&R is sponsored in part by Columbus Community Hospital and OrthoMedics, Ryan Brenden, CP-Norfolk, NE.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Doug Janssen at 402-562-3333.
To register individuals competing by walking, running or rolling (individuals in wheelchairs), visit: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/60604
To register a wheelchair team of up to three supporting pushers, contact Wiggles & Giggles Therapy for Kids™ at 402-562-3341 for a registration form.
The We Can Run, Walk & Roll event is designed to eliminate barriers of physical disabilities and allow competitors of all levels and abilities to race together. The event's goal is to promote community wellness while providing a race that is for everyone – from beginners to competitive runners, joggers and walkers. People using wheelchairs also have the opportunity to compete in the event individually or with the assistance of a team of up to three pushers.
Participants can choose to compete in a 5K (3.1 miles) or 1-mile race in Columbus’ Pawnee Park. Both races conclude in Pawnee Park’s Memorial Stadium, where top finishers in several categories receive awards.
Proceeds from the event will help purchase AmTrykes®
for individuals and families in our community. AmTrykes®
are adaptive tricycles that allow differently-abled kids and adults to participate more fully in health and wellness activities.
Since the first event in 2011, We Can RW&R events have funded the purchase of more than 60 AmTrykes®
. Proceeds from the event also supported a fundraising effort for a barrier-free playground in our community at Lost Creek Elementary School. For more information on the event, visit our FAQs page
of our website.