Special Needs Athletes Competing at Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K

ANN ARBOR, MI, June 29th—  On this Independence Day, Ainsley’s Angels will ensure that everyone can experience the exhilaration of endurance events. The Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K by Epic Races is hosting multiple Angel Runners pushing special needs Athlete Riders through the streets of downtown Ann Arbor.

“We are thrilled to have Ainsley’s Angels as part of our festivities this year, and we’re so happy to include all athletes – whether walking, running, or rolling!”  says Epic Races Director Eva Solomon.

Ainsley’s Angels of America aims to build awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Spectators can cheer on Runners and Riders for a patriotic start by Mayor Christopher Taylor at the corner of Fourth and Liberty as the 5K race gets underway at 8 a.m. In addition to the traditional 5K Run, there are also festive divisions of Ray’s Red Hots Hot Dog Eating Contest where contestants will attempt to eat four hot dogs in 76 seconds before starting their 5K and the Old Glory division in which participants will proudly carry a mounted flag as they run or walk their 5K. Winners of all race divisions are invited to ride in the Epic Races Suburban Chevrolet Camaro Convertible in the Jaycees 4th of July Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. as the 5K wraps up.

The event benefits the University of Michigan Addiction Center. If you would like more information on the Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K, please visit www.epicraces.com

About Epic Races

Epic Races is a female owned company, based in Ann Arbor.  The mission of Epic Races is to professionally manage safe, fun, and eco-friendly multi-sport and endurance events that make each participant feel like a champion.  Tri Goddess Tri is part of Epic Races’ Goddess Series of Races.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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