On Saturday, March 23rd, at 10 a.m., runners around the country -- including many in Medfield -- will join together to run in solidarity to show continued support for the Sandy Hook Families.
New 'N Towne Club of Medfield invites members and the general public to register for this casual 5K Run/Walk. The event will begin at a fitting location, Wheelock Elementary School, 17 Elm Street.
The race was first envisioned as a Danbury, Conn., area event to benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. This fund, managed by the United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Bank, directly supports the ongoing needs of the families affected by the tragic events in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012.
Shortly after the announcement of the race, response from the public was so overwhelming that the race had to be relocated to Hartford to accommodate all of those interested in participating. It was at that time that they opened up the race to "virtual" runners and encouraged people to run where they are. Races like the "Medfield Run For Sandy Hook" are being planned all over the country for March 23.
It's March and, with a blizzard just barely behind us, it might be difficult to even imagine a road race. Consider walking, strolling, or supporting those participating with your presence and positivity.
The Medfield Run for Sandy Hook is a no frills event. The only official time will be the one you keep on your watch. The only number on your shirt, the one you pick out of your own closet.
The goal is to ensure that the registration is the only fee and that all funds raised will go to benefit the families. The event presents an opportunity to remind Newtown that we are still with them, that we haven't forgotten. As the organizers in CT said, this race is "not about running, it is about life." Come join us and honor the lives of those lost as we run in solidarity with hope for the future.
Click here to register as a "virtual" runner, then notify organizers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org of your plans so we can send you additional race details.
What do I wear?
Not sure what to wear? We urge you to consider something in "Sandy Hook green." Though participants in Hartford will be able to pick up their official race shirt the day of the race, virtual participants will receive theirs in the mail after the event, per the official race website.
T-Shirts can be purchased by following this link before March 18. All proceeds will be directed to the Sandy Hook Support Fund.