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Put Some Sizzle in Your Saturday at the Hot Hatch Chile Run, Walk & Roll

Aug 23, 2017 08:22AM ● By Audrey Sellers

On August 26, the Hot Hatch Chile Run, Walk & Roll returns to Central Market in Southlake—and it’s going to be better than ever. The event benefits the Neuro Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting spinal cord injured and disabled individuals in Dallas-Fort Worth and Lubbock.

All are invited to sign up for the 1 Mile, 5K and 10K events, or the free hand cycle event for differently abled athletes. Participants in wheelchairs are also free in any event. Bring the whole family—strollers and dogs are welcome.

The registration fee includes a full, hot breakfast at Central Market Café, a dry-fit T-shirt and a finisher glass for adults/medal for kids. Just want to cheer on the participants? Guests may purchase Hatch Chile breakfast tacos, roasted potatoes, fruit, juice and coffee for $6. Martin House Brewery will also be present with samples of beer for participants 21 years and older after the race.

Cindi Cooperman, co-founder and president of the Neuro Assistance Foundation, was inspired when she learned the spinal cord injured community was living without basic equipment, making the simplest aspects of daily life significantly more complicated. “I am inspired every day by the people we help and I consider it an honor to provide support to those living with paralysis,” Cooperman said via press release.

Last year, about 1,500 people participated in the Hot Hatch Chile Run, Walk & Roll. Proceeds from the event were dedicated to paralyzed adults and children in the community by purchasing items such as ramps, wheelchairs and vehicle modifications.

“This fundraiser not only provides funding for our programs, but it also shows all participants that the human will is unbreakable,” Cooperman said. “I hope someday there will be a cure for spinal cord injuries, but until then, NAF will continue to help those affected to improve their quality of life.”

Visit NeuroAssistance.org to learn more and click here to register for the event.