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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.
Although we had planned for a great live race this year we are going VIRTUAL! That means wherever you are - near or far - you can participate in a great race to support an amazing organization. All you need to do is run wherever you want and submit your times online! It's really fun and super easy!
All runners will get a Strides for Speech shirt with registration until October 24th. Since there isn't a race day packet pickup all participants have the option for their packets to be shipped or retrieved at a curbside pickup. Each packet can hold up to 2 shirts. All packets will be mailed out after the event.
Scroll down for more details about how you can win great prizes and swag by referring people to sign up with you!
Strides for Speech is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Virtual Race Series.
* Final information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants the week prior to the race.
Race Location: Anywhere you want to run! You can run wherever you are comfortable: on the greenways, in your neighborhood, even around your living room. Just stay safe, have fun, and log the distance you signed up to run. If you're looking for some great place to run we recommend checking out Cary's many parks and 80+ miles of greenway trails. You can find a complete map here: https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/bike-cary/maps
Course Information: Course conditions depend on the weather and where you choose to run. There will not be an athletic trainer or any water stations provided on the course other than public restrooms and water fountains available at parks. A virtual race is BYOB!
Events: Everyone is welcome to participate! All events are now virtual so there are no chip-timed results. All results must be submitted by participants; we highly recommend tracking your run on RaceJoy, which can automatically submit your finish time. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race!
Race Souvenirs: Strides for Speech shirts are included with registration for all events until October 24th. Since there is no pre-race or race day packet pickup all packets for purchased shirts must be shipped for $5 per packet or retrieved at a curbside pickup. Packets will be mailed out after the event. Each packet can hold up to 2 shirts.
Awards: Save your Strides for Speech bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!
Online registration closes on November 7th at 10 AM.
Strides for Speech and all its participants are subject to these event policies.
Information from this master site is often shared to or scraped by other online sources that aren't updated when changes are made here. This site on RunSignUp is the only official and updated source for information regarding this event. Everyone who registers for this event will be automatically subscribed to Fit & Able's email distribution list and may unsubscribe at any time.
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. Proceeds from our events that aren't designated to support other organizations go to support the event and other Fit & Able nonprofit activities.
Sign up and get up to $15 of your registration fee back when you grow your team! Yes, really!
1. First, create a Charity Race Team while you're signing up for any distance!
2. Invite your friends and family to sign up and join your Race Team.
3. When your team reaches 10 members everyone will get an automatic $5 refund on their registration fee!
4. When your team reaches 25 members everyone will get another automatic $5 refund!
5. AND, when your team reaches 50 members everyone will get yet another automatic $5 refund!
* Only registrations for 5K and 10K registrations are eligible for team refunds. $5 of each registration is non-refundable. Message Info@fitandable.net if you have questions.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Strides for Speech.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
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, their families and friends, and their community. Whether you walk, run, stroll, or roll, this 5K and ½ mile event is a perfect opportunity for everyone to come together to support TAP Unlimited and learn more about how they can help those we serve.
If you're interested in sponsoring the Strides for Speech to support Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited, please follow this link: https://www.aphasiaproject.org.
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