National Sports Center for the Disabled Announces 2011 Fans on the Field, Denver Stadium 5K/10K and Rookie Run

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To be held Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 Event Registration for Fans on the Field is now open at http://www.FansOnTheField.com. All three courses are fully accessible.

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) announced today that registration is now open for the 6th annual Fans on the Field. The center’s sports-fan-friendly 5K/10K and Rookie Run will be held Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at INVESCO Field at Mile High. Voted Best 10K in Colorado (Colorado Runner Magazine 2009), this event raises money to help support NSCD’s unique and innovative sports programs for children and adults with any type of physical or cognitive disability.

Registration for Fans on the Field is now open at http://www.FansOnTheField.com. All three courses are fully accessible.

ESPN Commentator and Sports Columnist Woody Paige will serve as this year’s spokesperson.

The Fans on the Field 5K/10K courses take participants through Denver’s three world-class sporting venues and professional sports franchises, including INVESCO Field at Mile High, Coors Field and Pepsi Center. Thousands of sports fans, families, runners and walkers from Colorado and surrounding states participate in the event each year and enjoy the unique opportunity of experiencing some of the nation’s top professional sports arenas up close and personal.

The 2010 race was sold out one month prior to race day. Race organizers will cap this year’s run at 5,000 participants to ensure a quality experience for all.

Both the 5K and 10K start and finish at INVESCO Field at Mile High. The 10K course proceeds to the Pepsi Center, crosses the floor (ice/basketball court TBD), goes through the streets of Denver to Coors Field for a run along the warning track, and along the South Platte River bike path to finish along the sidelines at INVESCO Field at Mile High. The kid-friendly Rookie Run, a fun run around INVESCO Field, is open to kids under the age of 10. The event concludes with a post-event Tailgate Party with complimentary BBQ, live music and kid’s activities.

For more information about Fans on the Field, visit http://www.FansOnTheField.com or contact Rachel Hirt at (303) 633-5802 or rhirt@nscd.org.

About the National Sports Center for the Disabled
Enabling the human spirit through therapeutic sports and recreation since 1970
January 2010 marked the 40th anniversary of the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD). What started as a one-time ski lesson for children from Children's Hospital in Denver, CO has grown into one of the largest therapeutic recreational agencies in the world. Founded in 1970, the National Sports Center for the Disabled’s (NSCD) mission is to positively impact the lives of people with any physical or mental challenge through quality adaptive recreation programs in more than 20 sports. The NSCD’s impact on lives is direct, immediate and visible. More than 24,000 lessons were provided in 2010 alone. For more information about NSCD, visit http://www.nscd.org.

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