BELVIDERE SPECIAL RECREATION PIRATES
All net proceeds from the “Hug An Athlete” 5K will benefit the Belvidere Park District's Special Recreation Pirate athletes. The funds will be used towards new sports equipment, uniforms, scholarships for athletes in need, and it will help to grow the program to offer more Special Olympics sports.
In a typical season, the Belvidere Park District's Special Recreation “Pirates” athletes have the option to play in 10 different sports: Winter—Aquatics/Snowshoe, Spring—Athletics Track & Field/Bocce, Summer—Bowling /Golf/Softball/Tennis/Volleyball, and Fall—Basketball. Our programs have grown over the years and with your participation in the "Hug An Athlete" 5K we will be able to offer more to our great group of athletes.
This year, athletes will be virtually with you as you run the race on your own. All race finishers will be treated to some virtual hugs! We hope you mark it on your calendars to join us this year, and then back in person in 2022 for this one of a kind 5K!