Walk in their footsteps – Race for awareness
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Library Park, 267 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06706
Participants under 18 years must be registered and accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
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.
Free parking is available on local streets, in the municipal lot at the corner of Meadow & Field Streets, or in the Parking Garage accessible from Field St., across from the State Armory. Library Park is in the triangle formed by Meadow, Field and Grand Streets. Enter the Park from Grand Street.
For more information, please contact
Lorein (203-754-0000, firstname.lastname@example.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 Library Park 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.
It begins at Library Park in Waterbury, and follows a route to pass through the Thrift Store, Soup Kitchen, and Homeless Shelter, and ends in Library Park. Walkers use sidewalks and are escorted by Waterbury Police Explorers assisted by the Police Dept. and Event Staff at critical locations. Our employees are in place within each facility to tour participants.
For runners, the 5K Race also begins in Library Park and travels to the Waterbury Green, then east on East Main Street to a turn-around just short of Hamilton Park and returns to Library Park via the same route.
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.
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.
Walkers: $10 (under 9 years, free)
Runners: $25, or $30 (on day of)
Check-in is at 12:00pm noon at
267 Grand St, in Waterbury, CT 06702
Preregistration is preferred.
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