• July 25, 2021
 10th Annual ‘Buddy Walk’ set for Saturday

10th Annual ‘Buddy Walk’ set for Saturday

The Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso (DSCEP), in partnership with El Paso Community College (EPCC) will hold the 10th annual Buddy Walk and 5K Fun Run.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 5 at the EPCC Valle Verde Campus Americana Village, located at 919 Hunter.

The run begins at 8:00 a.m., the walk festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. with the walk starting at 10:00 a.m.

As October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the DSCEP Buddy Walk is one of 250 walks nationally.   The walk/run raises funds for the DSCEP, EPCC scholarships for students with disabilities and the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS).

The 5K run and the one-mile walk circles EPCC’s Valle Verde campus. Activities include entertainment, food trucks and information tables. Run prizes will be awarded in many categories.

Those interested in the event can register in advance for the walk as an individual or as a member of one of the many teams online.

Registration is available the day of the walk at the event location. The registration fee is $15 for the walk, $20 for the run and $30 for both. Registration includes a 2019 Buddy Walk t-shirt.

All individuals with Down syndrome and children in attendance will receive a Buddy Walk medal.

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