A 5K run-walk designed to empower all abilities will take center stage in South Pasadena on April 9 as the Institute for Redesign of Learning (IRL) hosts the inaugural event at the south fields in Arroyo Park.
Registration is underway for the 8 a.m. event that will also feature a wellness fair, vendor booths, food, and free rugby drills from LA Giltinis, a professional rugby team in Los Angeles.
The mission of IRL is empower individuals of all abilities to take charge of their own learning and lives, making it possible for them to be competent, caring, and contributing members of society.
Further, the South Pasadena non-profit organization provides learning opportunities for families, professionals, and communities to support those efforts.
Shawn Prokopec, the managing director for the Institute for the Redesign of Learning, says the run-walk “hopes to attract South Pasadena families for a day of community, along with learning about IRL and their community.”
Funds raised will, according to Prokopec, support the launch of music programs at the organization’s two non-public schools – Almansor Academy and Westmoreland Academy – and also support programs for adults with disabilities through its Transition and Adult Services program.
Prokopec said IRL staff, students and clients will be among the participants taking part in the April 9 walk-run. “This event demonstrates wide community support for providing empowerment opportunities for people of all abilities,” said IRL Board Member Bob Joe, a former South Pasadena mayor.
To register for the Empowering All Abilities 5K Run-Walk, go to: www.irlrunwalk.org