Community Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help raise funds to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in our annual Cupid’s Chase 5K. iSupport this event which helps so many around the country!
On Saturday, February 9, over 10,000 people across 45 cities in 11 states will participate in the 11th annual Valentine's Cupid's Chase 5K run. presented by Community Options, Inc. Paducah is one of the participating cities. Registration is at 8:00am and race begins at 9:00am.
Thousands of runners in more than 40 cities across the United States participated in last year's Cupid's Chase 5K Charity run to raise money and awareness for adults with disabilities.
Each year, Community Options, a national nonprofit organization that provides housing and employment support to people with severe mental and physical disabilities, hosts its Cupid's Chase 5K in various cities to support local disabled residents and their families by raising money for facilities support and programmatic social and medical services.
If you register before February 9, the cost is $30. If you register on the day of the event, it’s $40. Your entry fee includes your bib, goody bag, Cupid's Chase shirt, finisher medal and refreshments.
There will be an awards’ ceremony after the race. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female overall finishers. Awards for top finishers for both males and females will be given in the following age categories: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-69, 70+.
"We started Cupid's Chase to raise awareness in the community of the need for vital resources necessary to ensure that adults with significant disabilities will still live a meaningful, prosperous life," said Robert Stack, CEO of Community Options. "I'm pleased that this event has drawn so many socially responsible community and corporate supporters. Each year we continue to add new race locales and educate all participants and sponsors on the importance of assisting those in our communities who desperately need a helping hand."
The Cupid's Chase run is expected to raise over $1 million for Community Options' annual operating expenses. Through a variety of group home management and job placement services, Community Options currently supports over 3,500 adults living and working with severe mental and physical afflictions. Since its inception 30-years ago, Princeton based Community Options has assisted over 14,300 disabled individuals.