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Spin for Kids

Saturday, April 18
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Red River High School
Grand Forks, ND

 
Race registration opens at 7 a.m. on February 24 at Altru's Medical Fitness Center and remains open until all bikes are full. 
 

Who We Are

Altru's Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Services utilizes a team approach for the treatment of neurological, orthopedic, and genetic disorders, as well as problems associated with premature birth and developmental delays. The team includes occupational, physical, and speech therapists, social workers, the child's medical team, and our prosthetic and orthotic specialists. Our goal is to assist each child to live the fullest life possible by enhancing function and fostering independence through innovative, therapeutic programming.

For more information about Altru's Pediatric Therapy Services, call 701.780.2477.

Race Information

How the Race Works

Spin for Kids is an indoor race on stationary spin bikes. Each team consists of eight cyclists that ride for 20 minutes each. There is a five-minute break between each rider to record mileage and change cyclists.

Team Requirements

  • Each team consists of eight riders.
  • Each team MUST appoint a Team Captain.
  • Each team member is required to raise a minimun of $75 in pledges to support the race mission.

Awards

  • Each rider receives a Spin for Kids t-shirt.
  • Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams with the most pledges and highest miles in each division.
  • Team Spirit Award goes to the team who exudes the most excitement and energy.

Volunteers

If you are interested in participating in the event, but do not want to ride, plenty of volunteer opportunities are available. We appreciate any help that you are able to provide. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Jessica at 701.780.2538 or jmstrand@altru.org.

2014 Race Results

Spirit Award Winners:  "One More Mile" aka SuperHero Clan

Registration

Get Your Team Together!

When your team registers, the team captain or a designated team member must pick up a race packet at Altru's Medical Fitness Center, located on the main level of Altru Rehabilitation Center. Bikes are limited, so early registration is recommended.

Race registration opens at 7 a.m. on February 24 at Altru's Medical Fitness Center and remains open until all bikes are full. 

For questions regarding registration, please call 701.780.2533.

Who Benefits?

Families with children who have special needs often face lifelong medical bills and expenses.

Children grow and change very quickly, and the equipment they need must change with them.

Insurance does not always cover these costs; this is where Spin for Kids comes in. All money raised by Spin for Kids will be dispersed to qualifying families to help them get the equipment and services they need.

If you are interested in applying for funds, please review the Spin for Kids Funds Application Form.

Honorary Captains

Each year two Honorary Captains are chosen to be ambassadors for Spin for Kids. Kennedy and Ethan are the 2015 Honorary Captains.

Kennedy Byfuglien

Age 4 ½

Kennedy is a fun and friendly girl who has overcome many obstacles and is thriving!  Her Epilepsy does not keep her down. She likes to play outside and with her cousins and dog, Ellie, ride 4-wheeler and swim.  Kennedy attends West Elementary.  Her parents are Bobby and Jennifer Byfuglien.

 

 

Ethan Peterson

Age 5

Ethan is a little boy with a big personality!  His Osteogenesis Imperecta Type IV and Dwarfism cause him to “have brittle bones and break easily”.  He likes watching wrestling and playing with wrestling figurines, camping and going to the lake and making new friends.  Ethan attends St Mary’s Pre-School.  He has 2 siblings, Kohlton and Kaiden.  His parents are Jason and Jenny Peterson.

Contact Us

  • Altru's Pediatric Therapy Services: 701.780.2477
  • Volunteer Opportunities: 701.780.2538
  • Team Registration: 701.780.2533