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For Immediate Release
October 24, 2013

2nd Annual Trotting for Oak Hill Children's Therapeutic Horse Farm 5K Walk/Run, Kids Dash, and Fall Party

Key Info

  • Trotting for Oak Hill Children's Therapeutic Horse Farm is October 26 at the Science Mall at IPFW from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Same-day registration available
  • Event is open to the public and all ages are welcome
  • There is a cost for the 5K walk/run but the fall party is free to attend

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The children of Oak Hill Farm invite the community to a family friendly 5 km walk/run, kid's dash, and fall party hosted at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne's (IPFW) campus. The goal is to raise awareness and educate the community about Oak Hill Children’s Therapeutic Horse Farm, a 501c3 non-profit organization and the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). The therapeutic program provides certified riding instruction to children who are facing personal challenges.

This event will include riding demonstrations, a live band, face painting, games, and a free fall party. Children who participate in games will be entered for a chance to win bikes that were donated by the Fort Wayne Police Department. Children are welcome to dress in costumes. Miss Indiana 2012, Terrin Thomas, will be performing a jazz vocal. All ages are welcome. Food will also be for sale.

The IPFW College of Health and Human Services is co-sponsoring the event. The walk/run, kids dash, and fall party will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Science Mall on IPFW's campus, located at 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

To participate in the 5K, the cost is $15 per individual or $35 per family of four. The first 100 people to register for the walk/run will receive a free t-shirt. All funds raised from the walk/run will support children with physical, mental, and/or social needs at the Oak Hill Farm in Roanoke, Indiana.

Sign up today by visiting the Oak Hill Farm website. Complete and return the form with your (check) payment to: Oak Hill Farm INC, 4982 East Station Road Roanoke, Indiana 46783. Same-day registration is accepted and encouraged; however, only cash and/or checks will be accepted, no credit cards.

For more information on Trotting for Oak Hill Children’s Therapeutic Horse Farm, contact Kris Scherer, Oak Hill Farm volunteer, at 937-620-0482 or Oak Hill Farm 260-672-8199, or visit the website.