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Kent Island Rock N Run To Benefit Special Olympics Of Maryland

Rock music and running – can life get any better? Cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Saturday, June 2, for the inaugural Kent Island Rock n Run, being held at the Chesapeake Bay Exploration Center.

Image Courtesy of Rock n Run

The Kent Island Rock n Run, benefiting the Special Olympics of Maryland, is a five mile run followed by an all-day outdoor Festival with food, drinks and vendors, while featuring live performances from The Smithereens, Mr. Greengenes, The Reagan Years, Love Seed Mama Jump, Hylinx, Dean Crawford, Kajun Kelley Band and Hot Tub Limo.

Participants of the event are not required to run the five miles. Anyone can come out and help support the Special Olympics!

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports’ training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual 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. Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy, and benefit from participation in individual and team sports. These must be adapted only as necessary to meet the needs of those with mental and physical limitations. Special Olympics believe that consistent training is indispensable to the development of an individual’s sports skills. In addition, competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress, and providing incentives for personal growth.

Image Courtesy of Special Olympics of Maryland



Saturday, June 2, 2012, race starts at 8:00 a.m., bands begin at 10:30 a.m.

Chesapeake Exploration Center
425 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD 21619
Ph: 410-604-2100

$39 for the Five Mile Race on the Cross Island Trail.
$39 for the all-day Music Festival
$49 for both the Race and Music Festival
Tickets can be purchased here.

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