Running for Water for Africa 5K

Sat October 5, 2019 Directions
Foran High School, 80 Foran Road, Milford, CT 06460

We welcome you to the 9th edition of our great event. This year will be a ‘slight change’ in location because of a conflict at Walnut Beach. 

We will be running and walking from Foran High School using a new course we think you’ll enjoy which runs by Anchor Beach. 

Our course has been designed for all abilities of runners and walkers! It is a great route for a fast run, an easy run, or a walk pace you want.

The start and finish will be at Foran High School. A link to the map will be posted soon.

Pre register (by Sept 25) to guarantee your shirt size. After that date shirts may be on hand but there is no guarantee of size availability. Good food will be on hand when you return from your run or walk. Entertainment before and after plus a raffle with many gift certificates to local restaurants and more. 

The proceeds of this year's events are for a water catchment system which will harvest rain water for the drought season in the remote village of Bwindi, Uganda.  This is the area where gorillas live in the wild.  Pygmies also live in this area. The second project will be to dig a well in Tanzania in another remote village on the north side of the Serengeti Nat'l Park.  These projects will save lives by providing fresh, clean water to thousands of villagers.  With your help, we can make this possible!

As always your contributions are fully tax deductible. We are approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3)organization  

We offer three events that we think will appeal to everyone. All abilities are encouraged to join in the fun. 

Our 5K Run (or you can walk the 3.1miles) is a computer timed event. Participants will need to complete the entire 3.1 mile course to be scored in results. This event offers awards to the overall male and female champions as well as age group awards. YOU CAN ALSO WALK THIS DISTANCE.

Our One mile (approx) WALK ONLY is an untimed event. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Morningside while walking at any pace from a stroll to a power walk! There are NO Awards for this non-competitive event.

Our kids fun run is  FREE for 12 years of age and under only. A 1/10 mile course will be offered (parents can accompany if needed).

Today through Oct 3 - Pre reg in-line $27 for 19 & Over, $18 for 18 & Under 
SEPT 25 - cut off point for pre reg guaranteed shirt sizes (after that, as available & they could run out)
Oct 3 - Online registration ends at 8pm
Oct 4 - no registrations taken

Event day Oct 5
7:30-8:55am Pre reg pickup & late reg $30 for 19 & Over
$20 for 18 & under, cash/check only 
8:45am - Free kids run directed by Donna “kids queen” Cramond 
9:00am - 5K Timed run or walk AND one mile UNTIMED walk, both start together 
Sandwiches/snacks, fluids, awards to follow, restaurant and more gift certificate raffle.

This race is directed by Marty Schaivone – M.S. Running Productions. MSRP helps to direct over 45 other events in which last year raised over $250,000 for charities. Events include the Black Rock "Run for the Rock", Milford Bank Moves for Veterans, Milford Hospital 5K and Milford Trick or Trot, MADD Dash in Stratford, Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K in Fairfield, Stratford Turkey Trot, Cow Chip Cross Country Run & Jingle Bell Run in Trumbull, and many more events in Fairfield County.  
The 2019 MSRP schedule: 

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Our 5K course is accurately measured. Please remember that roads are open to traffic - we cannot shut them down. Running with head/earphones is not recommended. We want you safe and able to hear any warnings/vehicles and all the cheering! There will be one water stop on the 5k course. 

Roads are marked with flour arrows on the ground, turning signs and traffic cones. Volunteers are on course but cannot stop traffic. Please run to the right on all roads and give room to oncoming Runners. 

Course link: new course- will be available soon 

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Foran High School, 80 Foran Road, Milford, CT 06460

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