The Wingman program is funded by public donations, primarily raised through entries to high profile races and community events. Check out our upcoming events below. Contact us to participate or volunteer.
2019 TCS NEW YORK MARATHON
Sunday November 3rd, 2018
The New York Marathon is one of the premier road races in the world and every year draws tens of thousands of runners from across the globe. 2019 will be the 7th year that Dylan's Wings of Change has entered a fundraising team.
You can register your interest for a charity fundraising place on the 2019 team by contacting us. Entrants needs to commit to a fundraising minimum of $3,000 and is responsible for the race entry fee and their transport arrangements.
2019 Reebok Ragnar Relays
We are currently recruiting teams for the following Ragnar Relays.
Reach the Beach (NH): September 2019
Washington D.C: September 2019
If you wish to run a Ragnar Relay in your region that is not listed above, Contact Us to find out how you can get your team entry paid in full in return for fundraising for Dylan's Wings of Change. Read our charity FAQ for more information.
2018 saw BB4B complete its 5th year and it has grown into a nationwide series of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu super-seminars led by some of the most experienced practitioners of the art in the United States.
Envisioned by Rich McKeegan as a way to honor Dylan's memory and raise awareness and funds, the inaugural event was hosted by the Bushido Jiu-jitsu Academy in Manchester, CT in May 2014.
Check back in 2018 for details of next years events in both Connecticut and another location to be revealed somewhere in the mainland United States!
NATIONAL DANCE WEEK
The 2016 theme for this country wide event was a "Chance to Dance!" to foster inclusion for people of all abilities. The National Dance Week Foundation teamed up with Rhythm Works Interactive Dance and Dylan's Wings of Change to expand and promote access to adaptive dance. A portion of the proceeds from the event helped fund development of the Wingman for Dance program guide. As part of the Be The Change call to action in 2017, dance studios across the nation are invited to host Dance-a-thons for their communities.
The Wingathlon is a novel take on existing community race formats. Participants are given the opportunity to "earn their wings" through running, walking or a highly challenging duathlon. Good food, great prizes, giveaways and community togetherness are the hallmark of this unique day.
The 2nd Annual Wingathlon was held in Newtown, Connecticut on Saturday May 7th 2016 Read our blog for the report and photos from the inaugural event. Due to scheduling issues the Wingathlon will not be held in 2017. We hope to return in future years.