On Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Rhode Island, Scottish Rite's favorite charity, will hold its 10th Annual Race by the Bay.
It’s a 10K and 5K race, which starts and finishes at the Masonic Youth Center on Long Street in Warwick. New this year is a one-mile kids run (within the park). The course is USATF certified and in our 10-year history has become very popular with the running community. It is a flat scenic run/walk through the neighborhoods of the Buttonwoods area and Warwick City Park, with a beautiful view of the Bay at the beginning and end.
The Children's Dyslexia Center of Rhode Island opened in April 2001. The Center, dedicated to the remediation of dyslexia in children, provides the highest quality multi-sensory reading and written language tutorial services for children with dyslexia at no cost to the children or family. The center uses the Orton-Gillingham approach, one of the oldest most effective research validated approaches to language remediation for individuals with dyslexia. The Dyslexia Center also offers a training course to qualified adults who wish to become certified at the teacher level of Orton-Gillingham. Graduate college credit is available for successfully completing this course. There is no charge for the course, but there is a fee charged by the college for graduate credit. We are accredited by IMSLEC.
Last time the event drew about 120 runners and 40 walkers with more expected this year. An endeavor this size requires many hands. We need not only runners and walkers, but volunteers to help with registration, food prep, cooking, and distributing tee- shirts to runners and walkers. We will need about 35 additional volunteers on the course to man water stations and "flaggers" to direct the runners and walkers to ensure their safety and avoid any loss of time. All volunteers are welcome to join us for refreshments at the conclusion of the race. This fundraiser has been successful in the past because of your help. I’m asking again if you can give us a few hours to help make this a success again. We rely on fundraisers and the generous support of the Masonic community to keep the Center operating. Thank you so much.
November 2nd schedule:
- 7:30 AM - Park Gates Open
- 8:00 AM - Registration Begins
- 9:15 AM – Kids Mile
- 10:00 AM – 5K & 10K "By the Bay" races start, 5K Walk begins immediately following.
- 11:45 AM – Awards & Refreshments
For registration: https://bit.ly/2PJObgJ4
For more information, please visit the Center’s site at: www.dyslexiari.org
By: Robert O’Brien, Secretary, Board of Governors