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Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program (RTSNP) is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to providing challenged individuals with the opportunity to successfully participate in all levels of mainstream running, walking or wheelchair racing year round.  Rolling Thunder is open to developmentally and/or physically challenged individuals, age 5 or older, regardless of athletic ability.  (RTSNP currently has team members ranging in age from 5 to 50+ years old).  The team is also open to typical siblings and parents, and to any members of the community willing to volunteer their time and effort.  RTSNP is a true inclusion program, integrating special needs individuals with their typical peers at all team practices, races and events.  All team coaches are volunteers.  (RTSNP has no paid staff).  There is no membership fee to join or to participate in Rolling Thunder activities.    

RTSNP’s goal is to teach special needs individuals the sport of running, walking, or wheelchair racing in an inclusive setting, while helping each athlete build independence, confidence, and self-esteem.  By competing side-by-side with typical peers, challenged individuals earn the respect they deserve.  Through sports, athletes will learn to make good decisions, to set and achieve personal goals, to practice good sportsmanship and to develop important life skills.   

RTSNP is a nationally recognized organization, based in Long Island, NY.  Rolling Thunder is actively looking to expand and form chapters in other parts of the country to benefit special needs individuals nationwide.

 






THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 TOP SUPPORTERS

*TEAM PHOTOS*http://www.flickr.com/photos/rollingthunder_running/setsshapeimage_2_link_0
CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKEY BRANNIGAN, A JUNIOR AT NORTHPORT HIGH SCHOOL. MIKEY IS THE 2014 NATIONAL 2 MILE AND 4xMILE CHAMPION, AND 4xMILE 
BROOKS PR CHAMPION.  

WHEN MIKEY JOINED ROLLING THUNDER AT AGE 9, WE INSTANTLY RECOGNIZED HIS AMAZING POTENTIAL.

ROLLING THUNDER NEWS: 

Thank you to everyone who ran and/or volunteered at the 16th annual Thunder Run 5K. We greatly appreciate your support to keep Rolling Thunder running. A special thank you to Rolling Thunder’s Coach Eric Bruno, 2014 Thunder Run race director.


Check out a recap of the 2014 Thunder Run here.