Running for Water for Africa 5K

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Events

5K Run/Walk Running for Water for Africa

$30 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration Opens April 1, 2024 at 12:00am EDT

One Mile Walk Running for Water for Africa

$30 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration Opens April 1, 2024 at 12:00am EDT

Kids Running for Water for Africa

$0 8:45AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration Opens April 1, 2024 at 12:00am EDT

Place

Walnut Beach Pavilion, 85 Viscount Drive, Milford, CT 06460

Description

We welcome you to the 13th edition of our great event which we continue to hold at the Walnut Beach Pavilion!

Our course is designed for all abilities of runners and walkers. Flat & scenic roads that start and finish near the beach… you’ll be able to run fast, or easy, or walk comfortably at any pace. 


Here’s the link to the map: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6945562 

There is plentiful parking available in the Beach parking lot. 
 

The major project that we are funding this year is a water catchment project which will collect rain water into large holding tanks. It will provide clean water to benefit five schools in addition to residents of  the local communities in rural Uganda.   

The areas where we drill our wells are very rural. Kids typically walk miles each day to and from the watering hole to fetch water for drinking, bathing and cooking.  Unfortunately, the villagers share the water source with various animals so they have to boil it before using it. 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 will appeal to everyone. All abilities are encouraged to join in our events.

5K Course (3.1miles) is a computer timed event which you can RUN OR WALK.  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. IF YOU WALK THIS DISTANCE YOU WILL BE GROUPED INTO ALL FINISHERS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS.
One mile (approx) WALK ONLY is an untimed event. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the beaches 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).

EVENT TIMELINE 
Apr 1 - Sept 20 ONLINE PRE-reg ONLY
$30 ages 19 & Over
$20 ages 18 & Under 

SEPT 13  shirt size deadline, only ‘if available’ from this date. Previous years shirts will be distributed if this year’s are sold out. 

Sept 21
  ONLINE REG ONLY - up to *15* min before the start.  
               NO PAPER/CASH REGISTRATIONS   
               $35 - 19 & over / $22 - 18 & under 

Event day Sep 21
7:30-8:45am Pre reg pickup, shirts & late reg 
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 
Snacks & water, awards to follow.
 
AWARDS: 1st M & F,  1st, 2nd, 3rd in age groups 9 & under, 10-12, 13-18, 19-29, and 10 year brackets through 70+ 

COVID CONSIDERATIONS - This event is being planned and website developed under the CT guidelines that exist as of July 1. Any changes by the state, CDC, or town health department may result in extensive changes in our event.

THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS IF THIS EVENT SHOULD BE CHANGED TO A VIRTUAL EVENT AS DIRECTED BY ANY AGENCY. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR INJURIES, ETC.  SHIRTS AND SWAG WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP FROM OUR CHARITY EVENT IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO OUR EVENT.

 

 

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Race course map

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 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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Directions

Walnut Beach Pavilion, 85 Viscount Drive, Milford, CT 06460

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