Since its start in 1999, Rolling Thunder’s green uniforms have become a familiar sight on Long Island’s competitive running circuit. Our athletes, ranging from 6 years of age to adult always place and often win these races. What is remarkable is that Rolling Thunder athletes are physically and/or developmentally challenged individuals.
Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program is an all volunteer non-profit organization set up specifically for challenged athletes. We provide our athletes with opportunities to train in all aspects of running, walking and fitness, in a totally integrated environment, to enable them to compete at all levels in mainstream athletic events. Through competition, our athletes earn the respect they deserve as they develop the confidence and self-esteem that they need to be successful in life.
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