Inclusivity for all?

Monument Avenue 10K strives to include the disability community, but disappoints some parents

By: Charlotte Rene Woods and Alexa Nash

with reporting from Gillian Bullock and Diana DiGangi

UPDATE: April 5, 2017

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Disabled runners wearing Sportables swag prepare to participate in the race. Sportables is an adaptable sports athletic organization based in Richmond that helps disabled athletes get the tools and equipment they need to participate and compete in sports. Photo by Gillian Bullock.

RICHMOND, Va. –Every spring, there comes a day that 6.2 miles of Richmond’s roads are filled with runners, joggers, walkers and people with disabilities, who are determined to participate with the aid of wheelchairs and jogging strollers. However, some participants feel there are some restrictions that prohibit true inclusivity.

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Inclusivity for all?