Our race will take place on the beautiful campus of Nova Southeastern University at the Davie Campus. Parking will be available at the parking garage located at SW 30th Street and Ray Ferrero Boulevard. Festivities will commence in the courtyard between the Carl DeSantis Building and the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Registration, check-in, and packet pick-up will open at 6:30am.
The 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:00 am & The Carnival of Champions Celebration will follow from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Sallarulo’s Race for Champions was founded on the belief that everyone deserves a chance and an opportunity to live a fulfilled life. Our race not only raises funds for Special Olympics but raises awareness. The race is a day of inclusion and acceptance where hundreds of community members, with and without challenges, run along side each other as equals.
All proceeds from the race will provide needed funds for Special Olympics Florida – Broward County mission of providing year-round sports training’s and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. The race is our largest community event of the year.
The funds will ensure Special Olympics Florida – Broward County keeps pace with South Florida’s growing special needs population. In Broward County alone, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are between 44,162 and 52,994 residents with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics strives to reach as many of these individuals and their families as possible. Through sports training and competition, athletes develop physically, socially and psychologically. We currently serve over 5000 athletes in 23 sports on a year round basis. This event gives Special Olympics the ability to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people through the power of sports.