Lace Up Your Sneakers In Support of Oswego County Ramp Program

OSWEGO – The annual ARISE & Ride for Ramps event will take place on June 4 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. The event offers something for the whole family: a 5K walk/run, motorcycle ride, music and great food!

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The run/walk will have a NASCAR theme and we are encouraging all runners to dress in their favorite driver or NASCAR apparel, including local drivers. The 5K will be timed, though not professionally, and there will be prizes awarded for the fastest male and female runners.

After the 5K, runners are invited to enjoy a fantastic BBQ at Lighthouse Lanes.

This year we will have a choice of pulled pork or BBQ chicken until they are gone.

We will once again be offering a drive-up service later in the day for those attending the races that evening. Tickets for just the BBQ are available on our website.

There will be bounce houses and games for the kids. We will also have live music in the afternoon by local band Vitamin X featuring Ron Richards on guitar and vocals, Tim Stone on bass and vocals, and John Bletch on percussion.

This event provides a chance for the whole community to come together and shine as we take care of neighbors in need. Funding raised through the event will be used for people in Oswego County who cannot afford a ramp or home accessibility modifications.

Your support for this event makes it possible for people to remain at home and not be forced into a nursing home.

It also means that people can come home from rehab or the hospital in a much quicker time frame.

ARISE & Ride for Ramps allows people with disabilities to return to their community and feel hopeful once again as they rejoin their families to live in dignity.

We hope that you’ll share this day with us.

Come be part of “our” family and in turn let’s give independence to our neighbors and their families.

You can register at

10 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins
10:30 a.m. Motorcycle Ride Departs
11 a.m. BBQ Begins


ARISE is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities. The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979, and each year ARISE works with approximately 7,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities. ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, and Seneca counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango and ARISE & Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius.