Beautiful People, Orange County’s largest adaptive youth sports league, held its annual Fall Fun Walk, Run and Roll recently at Wickham Woodlands park in Warwick. The event, open to competitive runners as well as walkers of all ages, brought together Beautiful People’s families, supporters and young athletes for a day of community and competition.
In addition to the live event and in consideration for the health and safety of all, over 40 participants also competed virtually, at their homes and at their own pace. Under sunny skies and in unseasonably warm weather, the 2020 event generated Beautiful People’s highest fundraising total ever, with over $25,000 brought in from sponsors and participants.
Additionally, the event had more competition than ever before, as approximately 100 racers took to the roads around Wickham Woodlands, starting at the Beautiful People Field of Dreams, looping around race co-host Hudson Sports Complex, and returning to the Beautiful People field for the finish. Participants started the race in phases to maximize social distancing.
Title sponsors for the event included: Bill Garcia Allstate, The Disability Opportunity Fund and Sunterra. Additional sponsorship was provided by Nexxt Enterprises and Boulder Strategic Communications. A full list of sponsors and supporters can be found at: http://www.beautifulpeople.us/fall-fun-run and-5k/.
Top Three 5K Male Finishers: Nick Paneto (17:15), David Winkler (18:36), and Jeremy Neil (18:52).
Top Three 5K Female Finishers: Alyssa Dovico (21:46), Katherine Finnerty (22:44), and Emily Dovico (22:48).
Top fundraising team: Team Timoldi.
For information to volunteer or learn about Beautiful People adaptive sports programs, send an email to email@example.com, visit http://www.beautifulpeople.us/ or call 986-5944.
Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton speaks into a megaphone to announce the start of the Fall Fun Walk, Run & Roll at Wickham Woodlands.
A participant of the Beautiful People’s annual Fall Fun Walk, Run & Roll races to the finish line.