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Get ready, Shreveport-Bossier City, LA! It's almost time for The Arc Caddo-Bossier's GREAT 5K and Paddlefest at Fox Creek Farms. You can run, walk, paddle, and party for a 'Great' cause.

What is GREAT?

Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies is a program of The Arc Caddo-Bossier and it offers therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with disabilities.
GREAT is one of the coolest things I've ever participated in. As a volunteer, I've witnessed the healing power of horses firsthand. I've watched students with traumatic brain injuries, Down Syndrome, autism, etc... get stronger, both emotionally and physically directly because of this program... and best of all, at least in my humble opinion, I've seen the joy it brings!

GREAT's mission statement is to, 'Build unlimited opportunities for people with disabilities through therapeutic horsemanship.'  The Arc Caddo-Bossier has multiple programs, but as you can tell, GREAT is the one I love. It takes a lot of money to run a facility like GREAT and I know they'd love your support in the form of time or money. That's where you come in!

How do I sign up for the GREAT 5K and Paddlefest on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Fox Creek Farms?

It's easy! Attendees can register online ahead of the event by clicking here. The cost to participate is $35 for the 5K, $35 for the two-mile paddle, or $50 for both. Paddle participants must wear a lifejacket and if you don't have your own paddleboard, you can rent one for $20. The 5K portion of the event will begin at 8 am with the paddle starting at 9 am. You can even track your favorite racer by clicking here.

Following the races, there will be a 'GREAT Post Party,' that will feature food from Sample Farm prepared by Ki' Mexico. Tickets for the post-race party are $15.

Fox Creek Farms is located at 11958 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, LA, 71115.

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