24th Annual Race to Nowhere rolls on March 26
All proceeds from the event benefit the MS Achievement Center at KU Medical Center
A year after going virtual due to the pandemic, the 24th annual Race to Nowhere is returning to its traditional in-person format while continuing to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center (MSAC) at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
The 2022 event will be 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 26, at Kirmayer Fitness Center, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City.
All proceeds from the event will go to the KU MS Achievement Center, which provides weekly physical and occupational therapy, cognitive stimulation activities and emotional wellness programming designed to enhance the quality of life for people with progressed MS.
During the Race to Nowhere, participants pedal stationary bikes as fast as they can during 30-minute heats and mileage is calculated for each individual and team. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest racers in each age group, teams with the best average distance and those who raise the most funds.
Standard registration is $40. MS Achievement Center members and students ages kindergarten through college may register for $25. To register, visit the event website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-588-8668.
All riders and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or they must provide a negative test within 72 hours before the event. During the event, masks will be worn by all participants, volunteers and staff except when eating or drinking.
Winners will be announced during a livestream on March 28. A link to that announcement will be emailed to all participants and posted on the MSAC Facebook page.
“MS changes lives because of the disability it brings and the isolation it can cause by stealing a person’s independence. Even everyday activities are challenging with MS. By participating in the Race to Nowhere, you’re helping people with MS reconnect with their communities, build their strength and independence and develop the confidence to tackle the challenges of the disease head on,” said Judy Markwardt-Oberheu, MS Achievement Center executive director. “Please encourage your family and friends to join us for this year’s Race to Nowhere so we can continue to offer our programs to those who need it the most.”
The MS Achievement Center is part of KU Medical Center’s Department of Neurology.