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I Can Du It!
Adaptive Duathlon

September 22, 2024!

An adaptive duathlon (a modified run-bike-run race) for children and young adults ages 4-22 with developmental disabilities and special needs.

Hosted by BDI Playhouse Children’s Therapy & Lincolnway Special Recreation Association

We are excited to announce that all race profits will be donated to Lincolnway Special Recreation Association!

I Can Du It! is all about smiles stretching from ear to ear, high-fives flying left and right, the electrifying energy of friendly competition and the sheer thrill of giving it your all!

Register by July 1, 2024 for an Early Bird Discount!

Our mission? To boost our athletes’ self-confidence and supercharge their enjoyment of every heartbeat, every stride, every pedal, and every wheel push. 

What to expect?

Get ready for an epic adventure! It’s not just any race—it’s a thrilling run-bike-run! We welcome racers aged 4-22 years old, with an awesome range of disabilities and special needs. Whether it’s zooming past on adapted bikes, rolling in wheelchairs, or cruising on two-wheelers, everyone’s invited to join the action

Each racer gets a volunteer buddy or parent who’s there every step of the way, cheering them on, timing and counting laps, providing assistance, ensuring safety, and making sure the fun never stops. Racers may use their own assistive devices, adapted bikes, wheelchairs, bikes with training wheels, two-wheel bikes, etc. to complete the course. 

Every participant scores a cool t-shirt and a race medal for conquering the course.Post-race snacks, hydration stations, and high-fives galore await all our champions at the finish line!

Who?

Racers of ALL abilities! Ages 4-22 years old! We even have options for siblings and friends to race too! Past races have included children with differences such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and global delays; everyone is welcome! 

When?

September 22, 2024! Event festivities and first waves begin at 8 a.m. Specific wave start times to be determined following race registration. We will have a rain date of September 29, 2024 if it is decided that the weather will pose a safety risk.

Where?

We are excited to host our race outside of Lincolnway Special Recreation Association’s facility! Be sure to stay to enjoy their adaptive playground! 

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA):  1900 Heather Glen Drive, New Lenox, IL 60451

Cost:

Early bird discount (Register by July 1, 2024): 

  • $35 for the first racer
  • $30 for any additional racer within the same family 

Race price beginning July 2, 2024:

  • $40 for the first racer 
  • $35 for any additional racer within the same family

Registration closes September 1st. 

All profits will be donated to Lincolnway Special Recreation Association!

Details: 

Included: Racer T-shirt, Medal, Volunteer to run alongside your racer if requested. 

Friends and Family Wave: Looking for a way to get the whole family involved? Family and friends ages 4-10 years old  are welcome to participate in our sibling division. Family and friends racers who are registered will also receive a t-shirt and race medal. 

T-shirts: Race T-shirt purchase is open to families. Purchase shirts for the whole family to wear while cheering on their racers!

Course Options: 

0.9 mi course:

  • Run 1: 0.2 mi (1 lap)
  • Bike: 0.5 mi (2 laps)
  • Run 2: 0.2 mi (1 lap)

1.8 mi course:

  • Run 1: 0.4 mi (2 lap)
  • Bike: 1 mi (4 laps)
  • Run 2: 0.4 mi (2 laps)

Family and Friends 0.9 mi Course:

  • Run 1: 0.2 mi (1 lap)
  • Bike: 0.5 mi (2 laps)
  • Run 2: 0.2 mi (1 lap)

Who will run alongside my racer? Every adaptive racer will run alongside a buddy to ensure safety for themselves and others. When you register, you may choose to have a family member or friend run or you may choose to have a volunteer run with your racer. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at duathlon@bdiplayhouse.com

Get ready to unleash your inner champion at the most epic race of the year! Let’s roll, ride, and rock this race together!

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to make this the best experience possible for our athletes. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to make participation possible for everyone.

Interested in getting involved? Link to sign up will be available soon. Email us at duathlon@bdiplayhouse.com to be notified when volunteer sign ups are available.

Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us at duathlon@bdiplayhouse.com for information. 

Thank you to all our sponsors who have contributed to making this race a success! 

Contact

Email us at duathlon@bdiplayhouse.com with any questions!

A girl races in the I Can Du It! Adaptive Duathlon using her wheelchair. The weather is rainy, but everyone has a smile on their face.