THE RACE, 55 Years of Racing for the Kids

In celebration of the 55th year of the Harness Race Rally, two major changes are coming to this year's event. The event will now be known as THE RACE and will be held at Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls. Despite these changes, one thing will remain the same as the first event in 1962—the ticket price.

Since 1962, the Friends of Akron Children's Hospital, a dedicated fundraising group, has sold raffle tickets for $1 each to raise money for patient care programs at Akron Children's. 

To date, more than $3 million has been raised through the Harness Race Rally ticket sales.

THE RACE will be July 29, 2016 at Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls. Proceeds will benefit Akron Children's Hospital's Down Syndrome program.

Congratulations to the winners of this year's raffle:

2016 Chrysler 200, from Brunswick Automart - Brad Sterner
Custom Diamond and Sapphire Bracelet, donated by Medina Gem Company - Evelyn Belcher
Rose Gold Diamond Pendant Necklace, donated by Signet Jewelers - Mitch Pera
2 Ohio State football tickets, donated by Annita Paulucci - Judith Roberts
4 Rounds of Golf with Carts at Fairlawn Country Club - Phil Wildroudt
Overnight Stay donated by the Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls and $100 Gift Certificate to Beau's on the River Restaurant - Rachel Munka
$600 Gift Certificate for Cleveland Playhouse Square, donated by Akron Rubber Development Laboratory - Cheryl Lilly








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