Superheroes Triumph! 5K – September 21, 2019
Van Nuys, Calif. — Triumph Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities hosts the 3rd annual Superheroes Triumph! 5K on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park.
The chip-timed race is for runners and rollers – wheelchair users – and is open to the public for a $50 entry fee. The purpose is to hold an all-inclusive recreation activity for the community where everyone can participate, regardless of their physical ability or mobility limitation.
The added competition elevates the fun, and provides a learning opportunity, showcasing members of the community with disabilities in a positive way that the general public does not often see.
Special features include free superhero capes, best costume contest, and The Challenge. The Challenge is for people with disabilities that are ambulatory. Participants are ‘challenged’ to walk as far as they are able, whether that’s five steps, the full 5K, or just standing up at the finish line. Triumph Foundation’s 5K is no ordinary race – it’s 3.1 miles of inspiration – from the costumes, to the variety of abilities competing in the same race, to the motivational comradery of communities coming together to support each other.
“The Superhero 5K gives me motivation to stay in shape and be healthy. It is a lot of fun and an activity that I can do with my friends and family. There is competition and support, there’s nothing else like it!” said Walter Escamilla, a paraplegic who was injured in 2007 in a motor vehicle accident.
Randi Wyatt, Triumph Foundation’s Event Coordinator, adds, “This type of event helps to unify people because everyone is here for the same reason and to achieve the same goal. We have been so fortunate to see this event continue to grow and reach more people in the running and disabled communities. It is also nice to know that those who can use their legs and run are doing so on behalf of those who cannot. Every dollar raised goes directly to Triumph’s mission – helping people get better every day!”
Triumph is seeking participants, volunteers, sponsors and community partners to help support this event.
For more information, visit www.Triumph-Foundation.org/event/Superhero5k2019
About Triumph Foundation
Triumph Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help children, adults, & Veterans with spinal cord injury and paralyzing disorders to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. Triumph provides critical assistance services to people that become paralyzed through its Newly Injured Support, Grants & Equipment, and Adaptive Recreation programs.
Founded in 2008, the organization has touched the lives of over 8,000 individuals affected by disability, provided $500,000 in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance and financial hardship, delivered over 2,000 care packages to people that suffered paralyzing injuries, holds over 20 annual adaptive recreational events to support athletes with disabilities, performed dozens of home and bathroom remodels for accessibility, donated ten adapted vehicles to people who did not have the means to purchase one on their own, and regularly visits 18 hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.
Among many accolades, in 2018 Triumph Foundation was chosen as California’s Nonprofit of the Year by Cal Nonprofits.
More information can be found at www.Triumph-Foundation.org.
Participants can sign up by www.Triumph-Foundation.org/event/Superhero5k2019