Don't Miss The Arc New London County's Annual Jack O'Keefe Memorial Strides Run, Walk & Roll

Norwich, CT – The Arc New London County and The Cactus Jack Foundation invite people of all ages and abilities to celebrate wellness and family fun at the 38th Annual Jack O'Keefe Memorial Strides Road Race at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT, from 8:00am-12:30pm on Sunday, October 4, 2015. This unique fund-raiser features cash prizes for top male & female finishers in 5K and 10K races, free T-shirts for the first 500 racers and welcomes people of all ages and abilities to compete in a 5k, 10k, and Family Fun Run, Walk and Roll in support of full inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Special treats include a free bounce house for children along with face painting. Outback Steakhouse, Title Sponsor since 2004, will provide food for registered participants.
All proceeds benefit The Arc New London County’s Community Life & Advocacy program, which supports full inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities by teaching advocacy skills ranging from speaking up for transportation rights to preventing sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Platinum Sponsors include M.J. Sullivan Automotive Center, O’Keefe Controls, Rx Health and Suisman Shapiro, Attorneys At Law.  Supporting as Silver Sponsors this year, Mattern Construction, Mutual of America and TriPoint Insurance.
The Strides Road Race is a tribute to Jack O'Keefe, Sr., the first Recreation Director at Seaside Regional Center and organizer of the inaugural race in 1978. The race also pays homage to the late George Daly (Camp Harkness Director, 1976 - 1997).
To register for the 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run, Walk & Roll or to become a sponsor, visit