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27th Annual A Most Excellent Race on Sunday, June 25th

Camp Cheerful in Strongsville, the first fully accessible camp in Ohio, is celebrating 70 years of bringing recreational opportunities to children and adults with disabilities. A Most Excellent Race benefits Camp Cheerful, where each year hundreds of children and adults of all abilities “take a vacation from their disability.” They experience all that camp offers, including swimming, fishing, sports, arts & crafts, horsemanship activities, and singing around the campfire with s’mores – all in a safe, nurturing environment.

The Race is generously sponsored by Majestic Steel USA; KeyBank; Oatey Foundation; Omnova Solutions, Inc.; Vocon; Wild Republic; CoverMyMeds; Benesch; Thorman Petrov Group; and UnitedHealthcare.

Campers from Camp Cheerful will kick off the event at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 25th with their own “Camp Cheerful Classic” – a spirited shortdistance race. At 9 a.m., runners and walkers will start one of four races: – a 10K run on a flat, fast single-loop course through Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights; or a 5K run, 5K walk or 1 mile walk through a historic Cleveland Heights neighborhood. The competitive runs are managed and timed by Hermes Sports and Events with awards for top male and female race finishers in each age division. Fun family activities will contribute to the festivities and include Flower Clown, bounce house, face painting, a DJ and more. New this year will be post-race stretching and strengthening exercises for the runners and walkers with Liz from Barre3 Legacy Village.

Participants may pre-register online for A Most Excellent Race for a reduced entry fee of $25 before June 22nd, or register on-site prior to the race from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for $30. Entry fee includes snacks and refreshments, and performance race t-shirt.

For more information or to register for A Most Excellent Race and to make online donations email or call 216-292-9700.

Media contact: Susan Christopher,, (216) 292-9700

About the Achievement Centers for Children

The Achievement Centers for Children is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower children and adults with disabilities, and their families, to achieve their greatest potential. The agency provides comprehensive, high-quality, cost-effective services and programs in the areas of therapy, education, recreation and sports, and family support services to meet the needs of the entire family.

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