Helping the Blind Cross Finish Lines!
BLINDSTART's 2015 Year-End Celebration
Date: Sunday, December 6 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Home Town Buffet - 11471 South Street in Cerritos near Gridley
  • $15 per person (tax & tip included)
  • FREE to VIPs (Visually-Impaired People)
  • Buy your ticket by Saturday, December 5th
  • BLINDSTART will be representing the Blind Community and the Long Beach Dragon Boating at the
    69th Annual Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade
    Date: Saturday, December 12 2015
    Time: 6:45 PM
    Location: TBA

    The holiday season will soon be upon us. Our phenomenal BLINDSTART dragon boat team has had an amazing race season closed out by our strong race finishes at Legg Lake. This upcoming holiday season, we have been blessed with the opportunity to represent the Long Beach dragon boat community as a small boat entry in the 69th Annual Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 12, 2015. . Small Boat Parade Starts at 6:45 PM.

    The Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade is one of the most fun, small-town, colorful boat parades on the West Coast. We will have the chance to decorate our 18-man dragon boat WITH TWINKLING LIGHTS since it's a night time parade and paddle easily through the canals & past the beautifully decorated mansion homes of Naples Island.

    More details to come via this Evite. However, we need to know how many of our BLINDSTART paddlers want to be part of this festive holiday event. You can either paddle during the parade or be part of the decorating committee to be formed.
    Blind Mud Run
    Have fun in the MUD for a GREAT CAUSE!
    The annual Blind Mud Run is a challenging event designed to stretch your comfort zone and meet a lot of new people! Come run with BlindStart and participate either as a blindfolded runner or a guide for our visually impaired people (VIPs). You will help blind persons find gainful employment and receive education and training.
    Luau Benefit
    Polynesian Dancers, Music, Food, Fun & Games!
    Date: Friday, October 23 2015
    5:30PM: Doors open
    6:00PM: Dinner & Entertainment
    6:30PM: Program & Raffle
    8:00PM - 9:00PM: Dancing
    Location: Cerritos Park East - California Room
    13234 E. 166th St., Cerritos, California 90703

    Pre-sale tickets are sold at the office and by a Dragon Boat Racer, or you can purchase tickets at the door for $25.
    Tickets are $10 for those under 12 years old, and tickets are FREE for those under 3 years old.

    Starting Wednesday, October 21st, ALL tickets will be sold for 25$.
    Online Tickets
    If you purchase a ticket online, an electronic receipt will be sent to you by email. Please print and bring that receipt with you to the event to show that you've purchased the ticket.
    BLINDSTART's Office
    13047 Artesia Blvd #204, Cerritos, CA 90703

    Event Flyer
    Long Beach Half Marathon & Bike Race
    Date: Sunday, October 11 2015
    Time: 6:00AM
    Location: Downtown Long Beach, CA

    Support BLINDSTART!
    Please "Help the Blind to Cross Finish Lines" by walking, jogging, running or biking in support of BLINDSTART in the upcoming Long Beach 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon and Bike Tour on October 10th and 11th.
    SAVE MONEY on your registration at!
  • Receive incentives as you raise $100, and $250 in donations!
  • Have your registration REFUNDED when you raise $400 for BLINDSTART!
  • Please let others know that there is a FREE Registration for all legally blind runners who sign up with BLINDSTART.
  • Remember...
    You can be a virtual runner by making a donation at which is also where you register.
    Event Flyer

    Annual San Diego Dragon Boat Race
    Date: October 3-4, 2015
    Time: TBA
    Address: Mission Bay, San Diego CA

    Sign up for $10 per person to race in this event, or for $100 if you are a team of 10 paddlers. Look out for the BLINDSTART booth where we will be selling BLINDSTART merchandise!
    Event Flyer