Each summer, Life Enrichment Options and various service clubs bring the Challenges Series Races to town!
The Challenge Series Races are a popular summer event for families with special needs children. Gravity car races are held in partnership with Rotary clubs in Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie Valley, and with other service clubs in other cities around the state.
The races are a way for the families of special needs kids to enjoy a fun day surrounded by other families with children with special needs, as well as supportive community members.
The races allow those with disabilities who are 5'-2" or under and 130 pounds or less, a chance to experience the thrill of a soap box derby-type race while riding in a car piloted by a typically developing driver. Lunch and an awards ceremony full of smiles completes the day of fun.
The races give children with developmental disabilities an opportunity to experience the thrill of downhill gravity racing, as well as the companionship of other children and adults. The events are designed for the whole family, and every child is a winner.