Race For Inclusion - Special Olympics Florida

Race For Inclusion

Every Step Matters.

The Inclusion Revolution

THE REVOLUTION IS INCLUSION.
Join our all-out effort to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. 

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Find My Race

Be Part of the Movement.
Join the Race for Inclusion, Special Olympics Florida’s nine-month challenge to build a world of inclusion and acceptance. It's not a campaign; it’s a revolution...a battle against the isolation and injustices faced by people with intellectual disabilities. It’s a call for respect and understanding. It’s a nine-month celebration that culminates with a series of race events across Florida. Below, you can learn more about the race and get started. 

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN THE REVOLUTION?
Find a race near you!

Ft. Myers
Gainesville
Miami
MiltonCycling event
Orlando
Pensacola
Tallahassee
Virtual

More Races Coming Soon!

Why We Race

We race to change perceptions of people with intellectual disabilities. We race to show that people with ID have unlimited potential...that they can be world-class athletes, dedicated students, valuable employees, and community leaders. We race to create a society that demands respect and acceptance for everyone. Special Olympics is known worldwide for its work supporting the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities. The Race for Inclusion will amplify our effort, bridging gaps in access and opportunity for a community that represents 3% of the global population.

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Fundraise on my own

There are lots of ways to raise money for the Race for Inclusion...and we’ll help you find them. Whether you’d like to organize local events – like bake sales or garage sales – or simply reach out to friends and family members, check out our fundraising incentives.


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Fundraise with a team

Get together with your friends, family, and co-workers and form a Race for Inclusion team. It’s a great way to stay motivated and it multiplies your impact. Your team can be part of Special Olympics Florida events leading up to the big races in the fall, or you can create your own.


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Get my company involved

Companies can lead the way in building a more inclusive world. Become a sponsor, make a donation, form a company team, or do all three! Your support will help people with intellectual disabilities live richer, fuller lives and demonstrate your company’s commitment to inclusion and acceptance. 

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Mission

The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs. 
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Special Olympics Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Sponsors

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Athletes

No one understands the power of inclusion and acceptance better than our athletes. Talented, hardworking, and all-around awesome people, we hope you'll take a few minutes to get to know them!

Collage of various male and female atheletes


Race for Inclusion:
The Most Important Steps You Can Take