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‘Race for Inclusion’ 5K raises funds to support Special Olympics Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Special Olympics Florida supporters came out Saturday morning to help raise money during the first major “Race for Inclusion” 5K.

Racers from around Central Florida came together to celebrate and spread a message of inclusion.

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Attendees at the event also included Special Olympics Florida athletes and VIPs with Orlando Magic and Orlando City Soccer.

The 5K run and walk took place at Sunset Walk Orlando and Margaritaville Resort.

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Participants raced to support more than 60,000 Special Olympics Florida athletes across the state of Florida.

Organizers said this was one of the first major race campaigns for Special Olympics Florida aimed at creating more inclusive communities for people, especially those with intellectual disabilities.

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The event benefited Special Olympics Florida’s comprehensive programs in sports training, health screenings, and leadership development.

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