Sunday, October 26, 2014
12:00pm noon Registration
1:00pm Walk Start
1:30pm Race Start
Grand & Meadow Sts.
A 2.5 mile Walk and 5K Road Race
All proceeds benefit the programs of the St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc.
The St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc. is a local, independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing services, housing, and basic needs to adults and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, hunger, and mental illness, so that they may achieve their highest potential in the areas of wellness, recovery, and independence.
Walkers, Runners, Volunteers Register Here!
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Click here to download Registration Form
Team Name Request
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|Participants under 18 years of age must be registered by and accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.|
Walkers -- $10.00 (under 9 years, free)
Runners -- $25.00 by October 23; $30.00 thereafter
Volunteer Staff -- Register using either Registration method below
Special Feature: Runner Team Challenge
Best total time for 5 runners on a team wins the award!
Runner Teams must register by October 23 to qualify.
Pre-registration is requested. Pre-register on-line or by mail. Create a team and reserve your team name.
or call George (860-274-9310) or Gary (203-757-9381) or Lorein (203-754-0000).
Tee-Shirts. Refreshments. Entertainment. Prizes.
Encourage your friends, family, and other runners and walkers to register today.
Help us to 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.
|Our Race and Walk both begin and end at Library Park.|
|Walk in their footsteps||Race for awareness|
The WALK is conducted along a 2.5 mile route that takes walkers through our Thrift Store, Soup Kitchen, and Homeless Shelter in Waterbury, so they may become more aware of the effects of poverty and homelessness, and the work that we do in response to this ever-growing problem. The Walk in their footsteps route offers individuals an invaluable perspective on poverty, homelessness, and hunger, and an understanding of how we help those in need with the basic necessities and services they require to promote their recovery and wellbeing, and become more productive, independent, and viable members of the community.
Click here for a Walk Route Map
Raise awareness and support the work of the Mission! The RACE is A 5K (3.1miles) run. A water stop will be available on the route. Runners are free to visit the Homeless Shelter after the race, if they wish. Trophies and medals will be awarded for the Team Challenge and for first, second, and third place male and female race winners in each of the following categories: overall, and by ages under 13, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.
Click here for a Race Route Map
ParkingParking 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.
Traveling on I-84 West toward Waterbury, take Exit 21/Meadow Street. At bottom of exit ramp, turn right onto Field Street. Parking garage entrance is on the right.
Traveling on I-84 East toward Waterbury, take Exit 21/Meadow Street. At the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp, turn right. At next light, turn right onto Field Street. Parking garage entrance is on the right.
Traveling on Route 8 South toward Waterbury, take Exit 32/Riverside Street. At the traffic light, turn left onto Freight Street. At the next traffic light, turn right onto Meadow Street. Continue straight through the next traffic light. Then at the next traffic light, turn left. Continue through the stop sign onto Field Street. Parking garage entrance is on the right.
Traveling on Route 8 North toward Waterbury, take the Exit 31/I-84 East/Hartford. Stay on the right and immediately take Exit 21/Meadow Street. At the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp, turn right. At next light, turn right onto Field Street. Parking garage entrance is on the right.
The St. Vincent DePaul Mission Programs include an Emergency Homeless Shelter (Largest Homeless Shelter in Connecticut), a Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, a Thrift Store for the Poor, Case Management for Minor Basic Needs and Referrals, Affordable Housing for the Working Poor, Mental Health Group Home, Mental Health Residential Supervised and Support Services, Permanent Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities, and Rapid Re-Housing--Short-term Rental Assistance for Homeless.
For more information about our programs and organization, visit our website: www.svdpmission.org.