Best Buddies and Special Olympics to Hold Inaugural Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge in Nation's Capital This Saturday, October 23

Oct 20, 2010, 09:00 ET from Best Buddies International and Special Olympics

Presented by Audi

Pop Star David Archuleta to Perform

Olympic Gold-Medalist Carl Lewis to Lead 5K Run and 3K Walk; Renowned Tour de France Cyclists Bobby Julich and Christian Vande Velde to Participate in Cycling Event

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by Best Buddies International and Special Olympics:

WHAT: Best Buddies International and Special Olympics have joined forces to commemorate the legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who believed that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities could achieve and thrive in society, with the inaugural Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge, presented by Audi.  The Challenge will feature a 20-mile cycling event; the Carl Lewis Challenge, a 5K run and 3K walk; a Celebrity Youth Fun Run and Friendship Races. More than 700 participants have signed up to take part in the day's events.  

WHO: David Archuleta, 19/Jive Recording Artist; Carl Lewis, 9-time Olympic Gold Medalist; Bobby Julich, Tour de France cyclist; Christian Vande Velde, Tour de France cyclist; Mayor Adrian Fenty; Ted Leonsis, Owner, Washington Capitals & Washington Wizards and Chair, EKS Challenge; Ken Holden, Best Buddies Participant and Special Olympics Athlete and Chair, EKS Challenge; Chris Brown, Singer; Anthony Shriver, Founder and Chairman, Best Buddies International; Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman and CEO, Special Olympics; Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America; Kamie Crawford, Miss Teen USA; Jacqueline Carroll,  Miss Virginia; Teen USA, Samantha Casey, Miss Virginia.  

To learn more about the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge, please visit:

WHEN: Saturday, October 23, 2010

WHERE: Washington Monument

15th and Constitution

Washington, D.C.


7:30 AM

B-Roll/Photo Ops: Opening Ceremony

8 AM

B-Roll/Photo Ops: Start of 20-Mile Bike Ride

B B-Roll/Photo Ops: Start of 5k Run/3k Walk

8:45 AM

B-Roll/Photo Ops: Start of Youth Fun Run

9:20 AM

B-Roll/Photo Ops: Start of Friendship Races

10 AM

Interview Op: Timothy Shriver at Friendship Races

10:30 AM

B-Roll/Photo Ops: Finish of 20-Mile Bike Ride

11-12 PM

Interview Ops: Available with Anthony Shriver; Ted Leonsis and his Buddy Ken Holden; and Johan de Nysschen

12:30 PM

Awards Ceremony

2 PM

B-Roll/Photo Ops: David Archuleta Performance

SOURCE Best Buddies International and Special Olympics