|Kids and parents can complete the course!|
1. All ages are welcome.
The 1-mile fun run around WRAL Soccer Park is easy for people of all ages. Last year, we had young players, coaches, and parents at the event.
2. All abilities are welcome.
You don't have to be in the best shape of your life or be very technically skilled at soccer. The 1-mile loop is broken up by a lot of "stations" including splash stations (e.g., inflatable water slide, slip n slide, etc.) and soccer stations (e.g., dribbling) that anyone can do. These stations add a nice break into the loop and offer plenty of rest. Plus, we have drinking water stations around the course, too! This makes the course easy for kids and adults!
3. You are not timed: go at your own pace!
We don't post scores or who finishes first. The day is more about fun and the accomplishment of finishing the course. There is no pressure for you to run faster than you want. Each wave has about 40 runners and the participants naturally spread out so there's plenty of room for you to take your time and enjoy it.
|CASL Coaches are on hand to|
support players and runners; many of them
run the course, too!
Last year, we saw so many families running together. Parents ran at the pace of their kids (or kids running at the pace of their parents?), while they encouraged each other along the way. Many friends and teammates were in costume and used the event as a great team bonding/building exercise. Finally, our CASL coaches and staff were on-hand to encourage each runner and make sure they couldn't escape the whole water motif of the day. It's a great way to get to know coaches (maybe you'll even get to send a coach into the dunk tank!) and staff!
|Great team bonding day!|
|CASL coaches hitting the course|
with their players!
5. Fundraising: support Financial Aid
Each dollar raised from the day supports CASL's Financial Aid fund. Each year, many families are faced with the choice of whether or not they can afford for their child(ren) to play soccer in a safe and positive environment. We raise money throughout the year to make sure each child has a chance to play, regardless of family financial constraints. We award nearly $125,000 each year to qualifying players and their families. We all know the positive impact team sports and soccer can have on youth. Let's help open up the game to others.
|CASL coaches and staff make sure you have FUN!|