Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind & the MG Car Club Washington DC Centre Invite You to the 54th Annual BRAILLE RALLYE!
WHO: Adults and youth who are blind or low vision are invited to participate as navigators, reading directions in braille or large print to their assigned drivers of classic automobiles.
WHERE: The Rallye course begins at a picnic shelter in the park and proceeds through about 30 miles of the surrounding countryside.
WHAT: At the starting line, each navigator is provided with a set of instructions pointing out keys to the route. The driver must rely upon the navigator to read and communicate the directions correctly and the navigator is dependent upon the driver to locate each of the landmarks while driving the course.
CELEBRATE: Following the Rallye, drivers, navigators and their families participate in a picnic during which awards for several different classifications are presented to the winning drivers and navigators.
Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
Time: Rallye begins at 10:00 a.m. (Please arrive promptly at 9:30 a.m.) Picnic and awards will follow the Rallye. Event concludes at approximately 1:30 p.m.
**If using Metro Access, please schedule pick-up for 1:00 p.m.**
Location: Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
** If traveling to the park independently (with family/friend or via cab), please notify attendant at the park gate that you are attending the Braille Rallye and no entrance fee will be charged.
Transportation pick up locations from certain Metro Stations will be provided.
**You MUST request transportation when you RSVP to insure a seat on the van.**
RSVP to: Patti Lyman at 240-737-5136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.