Happy New Year!

Happy 2018, Trolley Runners!

 The early days of January provide an opportunity to reflect on the past twelve months and resolve to make positive changes for the coming year. If you’ve made a resolution to exercise, expand your network, be more involved in the Kansas City community or give back to those in need, we’ve got you covered! While resolutions can be hard to maintain, we’re here to provide some motivation and concrete actions you can take to help make your goals a reality. 

  • Register for Trolley Run. If your 2018 goal is to become more fit, improve your running time or just get out of the house a little more, sign up for the race! Trolley Run is a family friendly race for people of all ability levels. Elite runners, joggers, fitness walkers and leisure walkers (with strollers) all participate in the flat to downhill race course. By signing up today, you’ll make an actionable step to achieving your fitness goals. Register at http://trolleyrun.org/registration
  • Join us behind the scenes. There will be many opportunities in the coming months help make Trolley Run a success. Volunteering for packet pick-up or multiple positions on race day, or perhaps even joining a Trolley Run committee are all options to get involved. Not only will your help be invaluable to Trolley Run, you will also meet many new faces throughout the Kansas City Community. You can contact sbelger@ccvi.org for more volunteer information, or be on the look-out for future posts/emails with sign-up opportunities.
  • Donate. Without our donors and race participants, Trolley Run wouldn’t be possible. If you’re unable to participate in the race, you can make a difference by donating HERE. Your money goes to directly provide critical programming for visually impaired children at CCVI. You can also support our family teams -- teams created for a child currently attending CCVI or a CCVI alum. Click HERE to learn about or support a family team. 
  • Follow us. We want you to be informed on all things Trolley Run as well as what’s going on with the kiddos at CCVI. You can follow us on Facebook at @CCVITrolleyRun or Instagram at @CCVI1952. Also, share our social posts to help us spread the word! Our hope is that Trolley Run continues to grow and bring together the Kansas City community on behalf of the CCVI kiddos. 

What started as an idea for a race course following the old streetcar/trolley tracks has grown into one of the largest four-mile races in the country. Perhaps more importantly, it is now the largest annual fundraiser for CCVI. Over the years, we’ve witnessed what hard work, determination, and community support/involvement can achieve when motivated by an important cause.  Making the run a success will take many hours of dedication from the Trolley Run committee and community volunteers  and our resolution for 2018 is to make the 30th Annual Trolley Run the best yet! We hope you’ll join us!

 P.S. Stay tuned for an inside look at some of our behind the scenes efforts in upcoming blog posts from featured guests!