C.O.O.L. (Children Overcoming Obstacles in Life) Kids Race

This annual event is for physically and/or mentally challenged children of all ages. The race takes place on the grounds of LifeWorks of Southwest General and is held rain or shine. In nice weather, the children complete laps around an outdoor track. In rainy weather, the race moves indoors to the gym area. On race day, children and their families are invited to join in a pre-race warm up. The race then starts with the youngest age groups and gradually moves to the older age groups. For each group, children in wheelchairs and walkers go first. Each child receives a T-shirt, a medal and a prize for participating in the race. After the race there are games, activities and refreshments for the children and their families. It’s a fun-filled day for everyone! The C.O.O.L. Kids race is supported by generous donations from physicians, families, Southwest General staff members, community organizations and members of the public. Funds raised by the race help support the "Fulfill a Dream" program.


LifeWorks of Southwest General Health Center
7390 Old Oak Blvd
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130