Buffalo is a running town! With race season in full swing, we want to introduce you to your DJ’s this week, the gang from Buffalo RACIN’ which strives to include those with developmental disabilities in local races. They’ve picked their most motivating songs including many absolute classics.
While you listen, discover not just the top eight ‘grams from around the region, but perhaps the new accounts with which to spice up your IG feed. We’ve also sent the stories behind the top 4 over to the Public’s Visuals blog. Go Friday! Go YOU!
The mission of the Rollin’ Athletic Club Inclusion Network (RACIN!) is to improve the physical, social and emotional lives of people with developmental disabilities through participation in local races. In 2015, just our second year, we’ll participate in over a dozen races with a handful of new racers.
As we continue our journey, we’re always looking for additional help. Find out how you can volunteer, donate or contribute in another way by visiting www.buffaloracin.org.
Plus, Fleet Feet Sports Buffalo has teamed up with RACIN! to donate proceeds from sales in August and September to our cause. Funds raised will help our group purchase a chair for child racers. Currently we have just two adult chairs. Be sure to follow us and Fleet Feet on Facebook for more information on the sale.
Since RACIN! is all about inclusion, our playlist is a combination of favorites from a couple team members. Just like our diverse group of volunteers and racers, these songs make for a solid mix that not only motivates, but provides a nice, steady pace for running a 5K. Whether you’re pushing one of our racers or riding along, we’re pretty sure this is the winning recipe to take you from the start to finish with a smile on your face.
Together, we run, walk and roll!
“I Won’t Back Down” – Tom Petty (B.J.)
“Paranoia in B Major“ – The Avett Brothers (Luther)
“The Outsiders” – R.E.M. Featuring Q-Tip (Tim)
“Synchronicity II” – The Police (Eric)
“Highway to Hell” – AC/DC (Luther)
“Immortality” – Pearl Jam (Frank)
“Gonna Fly Now” – Rocky Theme (Frank)
“I refuse” – Josh Wilson (B.J.)
“How You Like Me Now” – The Heavy (Tim)