Folks lacing up for Trolley Run to benefit Children’s Center for Visually Impaired

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Trolley Run is this Sunday and kids at the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired are getting ready for the big race.

These five year olds are making strides to prepare for the Trolley Run this Sunday. Grahm Croskell is making his big debut but it’s going to be a challenge “because sometimes I get tired of running,” he said.

The Trolley Run is the largest annual fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI). The money makes sure no kid is denied the ability to get an education at the center.

“Each year it nets around $400,000 for our school and that is really significant to allow CCVI to provide the level of specialized service that we do in the community,” said Nicola Heskett, the CCVI Executive Director.

It’s the largest four-mile timed race in the country. People of all ages can join because there are various distances you can run.

The kids at CCVI have been getting ready for the race by running around the school.

Paisley McSpadden said she loves jog "because it’s so fun."

Keep your eyes peeled; these kids are ready and amped for the big race.

There will be five premiere athletes who are visually impaired at the race, one of whom is a CCVI alum and holds the world's fastest time for a blind athlete in the 100-meter dash.