OUR FIRST EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
Over 150 runners, walkers and kids enjoyed the beautiful views from Sherwood Island overlooking Long Island Sound. Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport received all proceeds and donations.
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Mercedes Benz of Fairfield and to all our sponsors. Their support and the donations from our participants allowed us to surpass our goal!
Join us on Veterans Day for our second annual 5K. All abilities are encouraged to be with us at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.
You can run or walk in honor of our veterans and in support of our men and women who have served our country.
From our founder, Priscilla Sanchez Garcia:
My father, Samuel Sanchez, passed away on Father’s Day, 6/19/22.
On 6/21, I wrote down "veteran’s organization, pick a run and volunteer." These words have inspired me to build on my father’s legacy.
My father was a proud Marine, Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient. After coming home from Vietnam he devoted his time helping our veterans transition from serving our country and into society.
He became Coordinator of Veterans affairs where he counseled and advised Veterans of their benefits and opportunities. He also organized and participated in numerous events to help our Veterans. He proudly marched in countless parades, his last march on Memorial Day 2021.
Our event will benefit Homes for the Brave which supports our local Veterans as my father did. I am honored to partner with this organization to provide continued support for those heroes who have served our country! Scroll down to read more about Homes for the Brave and all they do for veterans!
Events offered Event Fees 8/20- 11/9
5k (3.11mi) timed run or walk $35 for 19 & over - $15 for 18 & under
(eligible for age group awards)
1.5 mi walk- untimed/no awards --- Same as above
Fees increase 11/10 & 11/11 $40/$20
FREE Kids 'Run for our Heroes' scamper
Paid entries receive a commemorative shirt- size guaranteed till Oct.28
The 1.5 mi untimed walk - uses the same start and first 1.2miles of the 5k, then is directed back to the pavilion
8/20 Registration opens, donations accepted
10/28 Shirt size guarantee ends- as available from then (could run out)
11/10 Fees increase $5 each
11/11 Event Day at Sherwood Island State Park
7:45 am Pre-reg pickup of bibs & swag, Late registration ONLINE ONLY- no cash/paper
8:45 am FREE Kids 'Run for our Heroes' scamper
8:55 am Introduction of guests, flag presentation, National Anthem
9:00 am START 5k run/walk and 1.5 mi walk
9:30 am Snacks & Fluids followed by awards distribution
5K Awards- Overall M&F champions, 1st place M & F veterans,
1st place in m & f age groups 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (80+ will be added if pre-regd)
This event will be held on Veteran’s Day to benefit Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport, CT.
What is HOMES FOR THE BRAVE?
Homes for the Brave (HFTB), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Bridgeport, CT. The mission of Homes for the Brave is, with an emphasis on Veterans, to provide the housing and services necessary for individuals experiencing homelessness to return to productive and meaningful lives. HFTB staff works with Veterans to create personalized goals to help them achieve stable income and housing and increase their self-determination. Since its creation in 1998, HFTB has served over 1,500 individuals, while engaging with hundreds of volunteers and local organizations to craft an ever-expanding network of support. They strive to be a beacon of hope and inspiration for the community by providing innovative, comprehensive, and compassionate programs that demonstrate their dedication to our Veterans. For more information visit www.homesforthebrave.org
Information on Sherwood Island State Park https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Parks/Parks/Sherwood-Island-State-Park
Sherwood Island Video- https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&ei=UTF-8&p=Sherwood+Island+State+Park&type=E211US0G0#action=view&id=5&vid=b50a7780a27302fd9b782e718fec3443
OUR 2023 SPONSORS
TF Cornerstone Bozzuto
TD Bank Applegreen Darien/Fairfield/Orange CT
Susan Ann Allender, PH.D New England Adjusters
El Coquito East End Yatch Club Hopewell Therapy
Aquarion Water Furnished Quarters
Shoprite Stratford Stop & Shop Big Y
Colony Grill Milford Trader Joe's Bigelow Tea
National Anthem- Singer