Run For Kids Who Can’t: Elijah

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Variety Children’s Charity is this year’s benefactor for the Royals Charities’ 5k, and we’re ecstatic about it. The annual 5k takes place at Kauffman Stadium, going around The K and Arrowhead complexes, and ending around the track down on the baseball field. This year our focus is teamwork, and the fact that success is so much sweeter when you have a group to share it with.

About Variety

As you know, Variety is a volunteer-driven organization committed to improving the lives of children with special needs. Variety provides these children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for activity and inclusion within our community. If you are passionate about helping children with special needs and bettering their lives, this is the race for you. So round up a team and head out to Kauffman Stadium on August 2nd to run in the Royals Charities 5k. We’re excited about the opportunity to #RunRoyal, for kids who can’t.

Join a Team

Whether you have your own team or just want to run solo, we want you to come walk or run for kids who can’t. We’re encouraging everyone to form teams of 10 and come out and run in support of this great cause. Don’t have a team, but still want to share your successes? You can also join Team Variety, who are running for “Spotlight Kids.”

Meet Elijah

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Today’s spotlight kid is Elijah.  Elijah has become an irreplaceable part of our community as a volunteer for Variety for the last four years.  Despite being diagnosed with Caudal Regression Syndrome, which causes a deformation of the sacrum, he is the life of the party at all of our events.  Now 14 years old, one of Elijah’s favorite pastimes is racing his adaptive bike (which was purchased by Variety!) wherever he goes.  By signing up for the Royals Charities 5K race you can run or walk and help another kid enjoy the pleasures of biking just like Elijah!

Interested in running in Elijah’s honor?

Sign up here and join Team Variety! Be an inspiration, just like these kids are each and every day! #RunRoyal for Kids who can’t, and help us make a difference for them.




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