Walk in their footsteps – Race for awareness

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    Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021

    Time: 12:00 p.m.

    Place: Elks Club 283 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 

     

Participants under 18 years must be registered and accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Public Health Guidelines

 

All public health guidelines in effect at the time of the event will be strictly applied. Compliance is required by all participants. At a minimum, these typically include the wearing of facemasks and proper social distancing. Visit our website or contact us in the last week of September for updated information.

  • Tee-Shirts. Refreshments. Entertainment. Prizes.
    Encourage your friends, family, and other runners and walkers to register today.
     

    Help us promote this great event! Click here to download the event flyer.
     

    Participants are encouraged to obtain donations for their walk or run. Click here for a sample form.
     

    All contributions are tax-deductible. Donations of non-perishable food are welcome.
     

     

    Parking:

    Parking will be available in the Elks Lodge parking lot.  Please be cautious as there will be event participants gathering in the lot.  There is limited on the street parking avaiable as well.  

    Driving Directions:

    There is ongoing construction of the Interstate 84 and Route 8 Interchange (The "Mixmaster.") which results in occasional rerouting of the entrances/exits to these roads as well as detours on local roads. Use GPS with caution.


    For more information, please contact
    Lorein (203-754-0000, lcipriano@svdpmission.org)

If you would like information on sponsoring this event, please download form or register online.

  • This event is for walkers and racers alike. Please join us at the Elks Lodge to support the charitable work of the St. Vincent DePaul Mission—serving people experiencing homelessness, poverty, hunger, and mental illness. 
    For those who choose to walk, the walk is 2.5 miles long.

    The Walk takes the participants through the St. Vincent DePaul Mission's Thrift Store, Soup Kitchen, and Shelter, the same facilities where the poor receive clothing, food, and a place to sleep, with the guidance of Mission staff. Each walker will can receive a leaflet describing many of the buildings, statues, and other historic landmarks that can be seen along the walk route. Families, civic organizations, and church groups dedicated to charitable service are encouraged to assemble a team for this event. 

     

    A great learning experience for youth groups! 

     

    It begins at The Elks Lodge in Waterbury, and follows a route to pass through the Thrift Store, Soup Kitchen, and Homeless Shelter, and ends at The Elks Lodge. Walkers use sidewalks and are escorted by Waterbury Police Explorers assisted by the WPD. and Event Staff at critical locations. Our employees are in place within each facility to tour participants.

  • For runners, the 5K Race also begins at The Elks Lodge.  We are working closely with our race officials and the City of Waterbury to provide you with a great course.  


    The race is timed and winners in each class are awarded a medal. For your safety, the Police Department handles road closures, directs traffic, leads, and follows runners throughout the race.
     

    Runners may visit the Homeless Shelter after the race.

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    Trophies and medals will be awarded for the Team Challenge and male and female overall winners and for first, second, and third place in the usual age categories Youth, Teen, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

    Runner Team Challenge

    Best total time for 5 runners on a team wins the trophy!

    Teams must register to qualify.


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Registration Fees:

Walkers: $10 (under 9 years, free)
Runners: $25, or $30 (after October 15th)

Check-in is at 12:00pm noon at

The Elks Lodge

283 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702

Preregistration is preferred.

 

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