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May 13th, 2013

A Sell-out Crowd for EQUI-KIDS’ 11th Annual 5K Run

EQUI-KIDS raises more than $40,000 for special needs riders

EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program hosted its 11th Annual 5k Cross Country Run, 1-Mile Run with the Hounds, and 1/2 Mile Pony Run for the Kids on Saturday, May 11, 2013. With one of the only cross country courses in Hampton Roads, this event continues to grow in notoriety and participation—with a record sell-out crowd of 620 registrants! The event raised more than $40,000 to support our organization’s mission to provide equine assisted activities to individuals with disabilities in Southeast Virginia and Northern North Carolina.

“This year was by far the biggest and the best to date! We were delighted to have the support of so many in the community as we celebrated the 11th anniversary of this very special event,” commented Jill Haag, Executive Director.

EQUI-KIDS is proud to recognize presenting sponsor, Monarch Bank, as well as event sponsors Capital Group Companies, Endurance IT Services, Beach Commercial Finance, Watson Electrical, HAV, Inc., Southern Auto Group, USA Discounters, Body Logic, Embrace Home Loans, STIHL, Sentara, Bon Secours InMotion Physical Therapy, RICOH, CMR Promotions, Dominion Capital Partners, & Cheralyn Whetsone with The Real Estate Group.

This signature event fundraiser supports EQUI-KIDS’ mission to provide, promote and support equine assisted activities for individuals who have mental, physical, emotional, social or learning disabling conditions; giving special needs riders the opportunity to experience a world free from disability.

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