Organizations that sponsor runs and walks should make some consideration for seniors who need the exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. How about a minimum entrance fee and a signed waiver that would eliminate sponsors’ liability responsibility?
One of the benefits of this would be the opportunity to help the seniors and the sponsor’s cause, most of which are health-related. The interaction of seniors and the others would be socially beneficial to all concerned. Hopefully if one group starts this program, others will follow.
I am 80 now but still do walks and ride an adult trike. I did the Sound to Narrows in less than two hours at 71, and that same year I walked to Gig Harbor from DuPont (approximately 22.5 miles) in five hours and 40 minutes.