VIRTUAL We Care to Run & Walk

Fri May 1 - Sun May 3 Wilton, CT 06897 US Directions
Care to Run or Walk has gone VIRTUAL

Due to the CDC's recommendation to avoid gatherings of people in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to switch our 5K Run and Walk to a VIRTUAL 5K Run and Walk. Join us in walking or running 3.1 miles at any time from May 1st to 3rd, wherever you'd like to run or walk-- whether that be your treadmill, your backyard, your neighborhood etc.

Once you register, you will receive an email detailing the process of participating in a virtual 5K event!

 

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results- we’ll send you instructions.

While you are fully entitled to a refund should you choose not to partake in the virtual race, please consider letting us keep the registration fee. Circle of Care is a non-profit that helps families of children with cancer in Connecticut both financially and emotionally. The families we serve need your help now more than ever with the current global crisis. This 5K has always been a source of fundraising for us, and our families rely on the money raised from the event to help pay their bills and provide them with comfort during an incredibly stressful time in their lives.

If you would still like to request a refund for your registration, select this option.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://thecircleofcare.org/events/5k.html.

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

Tune in to our Facebook Page tonight at 6:30 PM EST for a LIVE video detailing event results!

Join us in our 6th Annual 5K Run & Walk! For 17 years, Circle of Care has provided practical, emotional and financial assistance to families, from day of diagnosis through treatment and beyond, with programs and services that meet the unique and challenging needs of pediatric cancer treatment. With your participation, this race helps us to raise the critically important funds required to meet the increasing needs our families face.

Although this race has transitioned to virtual as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic our families still need your support just as much.

You can support us by creating a team*, running as an individual, or becoming a sponsor. And, if you can’t join us, please donate! Branded race bibs will be mailed out, late registrations are not guaranteed to receive the bib by the race date. Please register on or before April 24th to receive a bib in the mail. All registrants who join after this date will be emailed a digital version to print at home instead.

*Teams are encouraged to run separately but at the same time. Details to follow on how to virtually commemorate your team experience!

How to:

You can complete your 3.1 miles anywhere you want, at any time you choose, between May 1st and 3rd. Please keep in mind that you should be following social distancing guidelines while participating in this event! Virtual means that you are responsible for tracking your own time if you choose to submit it to us! More details below on how to do this. 

If you are running outside there are many methods to track your distance and time using technology. Apple and other smart watches can track your distance and time by simply "starting a workout." Smartphone apps like "Map My Run," "Nike Run Club," and many others can do the same.

If you have already mapped your 3.1 mile route, you can just use the timer on your phone or a regular stop watch! If you are using a treadmill or stationary bike/rowing machine and it is capable of tracking your distance and time, this will work as well.

Remember, if you're not a runner, you can complete this 5K your own way! Whether you bike, row, run, or walk; lace up, and have fun!

There is a whole community of runners/walkers out there supporting our cause. So, we want to see what the completion of YOUR 5K looks like, share your photos with us!

Photos can be shared by emailing them to heather.stabinsky@thecircleofcare.org or tagging us on social media-- Facebook: @circleofcare.ct, Instagram: @circle_of_care

RUNNERS: Please submit your final times by emailing bob.hinckley@thecircleofcare.org.

Be sure to include your Full Name, Age, Gender, City and State, Clock Time, and Pace in this message!

Thanks for participating and supporting Circle of Care! #CAREtoRun

*Please note that if you are registering after 4/24 you will not receive a race bib in the mail. You can download a printable copy by visiting www.thecircleofcare.org/events/

If you are on mobile-- scroll to the bottom of the page to reach the file, if you are on desktop-- the file is located on the side bar of the web page*

 

 

 

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