Walk Celebrates a Message of Inclusiveness

Cary, NC – On Saturday, September 22, Kids Together will celebrate every child’s right to be included in play with a Walk for Inclusiveness at Kids Together Playground in Marla Dorrel Park.  Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m.  Games, activities and an awards ceremony will conclude by noon.

Walk for Inclusiveness

This is the third year that the park has organized a Fall walk through the park and this year organizers have focused on the most important aspect of the Kids Together Playground: that it was built to include children of all abilities to play together. Within the park there are specially designed swings and ramps to allow children in wheelchairs, or with limited mobility access to playground equipment and play.

1.4 Miles, Wheelchair and Stroller-Friendly

KATAL the Kids Together Dragon Mascot will greet participants at the starting line for the 1.4-mile walk. The walk proceeds from Kids Together Playground along the Hinshaw Greenway, crossing the pedestrian bridge over US 1 & 64 to MacDonald Woods Park and returning by the same wheelchair and stroller friendly route.

Refreshments, Games & Goody Bags

Participants will find refreshments, games, goody bags and prizes at the finish line.  An awards ceremony at 11:00 a.m. will recognize the Youngest Participant, Largest Family or Group, Coolest Shoes, Funniest Hat and Snazziest Wheels.

Participants can decorate their shoes, hats, wheelchairs and strollers at home or arrive early to use the decorating station provided by the Cary Creative Reuse Center.

Silent Auction & More

A silent auction will feature a Monkey Joe’s Birthday Party, an easel and art set from Learning Express and other gifts.

Entry fees are set at $15 per family and $5 per individual.  Proceeds will go toward a misting garden at Kids Together Playground.  For the online registration link, go to www.kidstogethercary.org, or register on-site.

The event is produced with support from the Town of Cary’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department.  To find out more, contact KidsTogether@nc.rr.com.

Event Details

Walk for Inclusiveness
Saturday, September 22, 2012
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Kids Together Playground at Marla Dorrel Park
111 Thurston Drive
Cary, NC 27518

Cost: $15 per family or $5 per individual