Redbud Classic holds promise for fun, fitness, philanthropy

Redbud Classic holds promise for fun, fitness, philanthropy

Participants participate in a earlier Redbud Classic occasion in Oklahoma City. The 2023 Redbud has been deliberate for the weekend of April 15-16. (Courtesy picture)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Registration has opened for the 2023 Redbud Classic, a working and biking custom in Oklahoma City that additionally offers assist for charitable organizations.

The fortieth yr for the occasion guarantees to convey enjoyable, health and philanthropy to the neighborhood, organizers say. It has been set for the weekend of April 15-16.

Each yr, the Redbud Foundation board of administrators selects an Oklahoma City nonprofit to associate with. Wings Special Needs Community, a nonprofit group with a mission to reinforce the lives of adults with developmental disabilities via social, vocational and residential packages, was chosen to function the 2023 beneficiary.

“As we gear up for race season, we would like folks to grasp that while you register for a Redbud Classic occasion, you’re not solely signing up for a race – you’re supporting Oklahoma City via enjoyable, health and philanthropy,” Redbud Classic Race Director Kristin Hersom mentioned. “Your registration goes to people in our neighborhood who want it most with our annual beneficiary, Wings, to assist adults with developmental disabilities.”

Wings is a spot the place adults with disabilities can really feel secure and impartial, develop productive job abilities and reside wholesome, satisfying and pleasurable lives whereas serving their neighborhood. In their dedication to reinforce the lives of those adults, Wings has two packages, the Day Program and the Social Club, the place members are taught well being, culinary, artwork and life abilities and might additional develop in a enjoyable, secure and social setting.

“We are honored and excited to associate with the Redbud Classic and function this yr’s beneficiary,” Wings Development Officer Allyson Wolfe mentioned. “We have labored tirelessly to construct a robust, steady group that’s making an actual and lasting affect on our members’ high quality of life, and guarantee we’re taking the fear off households who stress about if their little one shall be taken care of and be capable to reside a full life after they’re gone.”

The 2023 Redbud Classic will function occasions for the entire household starting on April 15 with 10- and 30-mile bike excursions, a 50-mile fondo and a 1-mile youngsters’ enjoyable run, along with a 1-mile woof stroll. Events will proceed April 16 with 5K and 10K timed runs, a 5K wheelchair and pushchair occasion, a 2-mile stroll and a 2-mile child stroller derby.

Events will proceed previous the end line with the Redbud Bash on April 16 within the end space at Nichols Hills Plaza. There shall be a wide range of meals from a few of Oklahoma’s premier meals vehicles, drinks from Coop Ale Works and different sponsors, free family-friendly video games and actions, music and different leisure.

By registering early at, members shall be extra prone to obtain the bottom accessible registration costs, their alternative of T-shirt measurement and a timing tag.

“Everyone deserves to reside a full, vibrant life, and thru your registration or donation to the 2023 Redbud Classic, you may be serving to present sources to make sure these members of our neighborhood are engaged in instructional, social and volunteer work that profoundly impacts their high quality of life and bodily and psychological well being,” Hersom mentioned.

For full occasion particulars together with begin occasions, course maps and registration data, go to

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