Sanctioned by USA Track & Field
Imagine if the last thing you said tonight was the last thing you said….. period. Aphasia is a devastating consequence to stroke, brain injury, and other progressive diseases that rob individuals of their ability to express their thoughts and ideas. Even with intact cognition, memory, and intellect, individuals suffering from aphasia often feel isolated not being able to return to the vocational or recreational pursuits they had prior to their diagnosis.
The Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited is a nonprofit organization that provides programming to individuals with aphasia, their families, and the community. With a Life Participation approach, we strive to reduce communication barriers and improve social engagement and speech/language potential. TAP provides group programs, trainings, education and opportunities throughout the Triangle and beyond.
TAP’s goal for Strides for Speech is not just to help support its community programming but also provide a fun, safe activity for those with aphasia and their families. Whether you walk, run, stroll, or roll this 5K and ½ mile is a perfect opportunities for everyone to come together to support TAP and learn more about how they can help those we serve.
We hope you’ll join us on November 2nd and please invite your friends and family to walk or run with you!
Saturday November 7th
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Packet Pick-up & Check In
9:00 AM – Fun Run Start
9:30 AM – 5K & 10K Start
10:30 AM – Awards Ceremony
*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety
Race Location: Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513
Course Information: The course is on the natural and paved trails around Bond Park. Course conditions depend on the weather prior to the event.
Events: Everyone is welcome to participate! All participants will have chip-timed results that will be posted online. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race! No dogs, bikes, or strollers permitted in race!
First Aid: First Aid is available at the registration tent located near the finish line.
Water Stations: There will be a water station on the course and near the finish line. Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area. Additional water stations are marked on the maps (see above).
Packet Pick-up: All participants must show a photo ID or be with a guardian with a photo ID in order to sign the USATF waiver and pick up their bib number and timing chip and may only pick up their own race packet. Early packet pickup will be announced race week.
Volunteers: We need your help! If you’re available please sign up to volunteer between 7:30 -11:00 AM.
Awards: Awards are provided by Omega Sports – Crossroads Plaza. Top 3 Male/Female Overall Finishers and Top Male/Female Finisher in each Age Group.
Race Souvenirs: Strides for Speech shirts are included with registration for all events until 12 PM Oct. 16th.
Online registration closes on November 6th at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.
The Strides for Speech and all its participants are subject to these event policies.
Fit & Able Productions is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting community and family fitness in Cary since 1997 through organizing creative events and training programs. We also support many programs, such as swim safety lessons for at-risk children and adults, youth fitness programs, and health education run by our community partners including the Cary Family YMCA, Triangle Aquatic Center, and Town of Cary. Proceeds from our events that aren’t designated to support other organizations go to support the event and other Fit & Able nonprofit activities.