UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: 20th Annual Holiday 5K Run/Walk for Toys Dec. 16th

Saturday, December 15, 2018

20th Annual Holiday 5K Run/Walk for Toys Dec. 16th

20th Annual Holiday 5K Run/Walk for Toys 

Sunday, December 16!


Online pre-registration for the race closes on Thursday, Dec 13th at 8pm. Registration will re-open on Saturday 12/15 at SoundRunner during packet pickup 10am-12 noon, and on site at the race on Sunday, Dec 16th at 8am. Race registration fees increase to $15 for ages 19 & over on Saturday & Sunday. This family friendly event has one simple goal - to make as many kids happy through the Holidays as possible.   
To help us achieve this goal, as part of your entry fee, we ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable for children between 1-16 years old.
All toys collected at the event and are donated to the Fairfield Police Toy Drive. THIS YEAR THE FFLD POLICE HAVE DEDICATED OUR COLLECTION TO “SAVE THE CHILDREN” headquartered in Fairfield. They will be distributed to children in need in and around the Fairfield County area. Additional proceeds from the run will be donated to the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund, Fairfield Police Explorers and Operation Warm through the Fairfield Fire Dept., which provides brand new winter coats to children in need.
Our course through the South Pine Creek area of Fairfield is FLAT, fun, and easily doable even for the youngest runners. Last year our runners ranged from 6 to 81! In 2012 the "Girls on the Run" team made this their final event and brought in close to 40 girls aged 12 and under. If the conditions permit nearly half of a mile will be on a groomed, flat trail on part of a land trust. The decision on which course is used will be made on Friday 12/14 after evaluating the conditions and weather predictions.
 THIS EVENT MAY BE REDUCED IN DISTANCE IF ROAD & WEATHER CONDITIONS WARRANT IT FOR SAFETY. 
Our fees are family friendly - our event welcomes even the youngest of runners and walkers.
$11 for 19 & older thru December 13. Donation then increases to $15 online & on site.
$8 for 18 & under AND 70+ thru 12/13. Donation then increases to $10 online & on site.
Thanks for joining us and making a difference in our community. 
We will have plenty of food and hot fluids when you are done thanks to Taco Loco and their catering team. 
We also have a nice warm spot to relax in! There will be some shirts for sale at $15 and free massage therapy thanks to TONY TRUJILLO from TONY’S KNEADED TOUCH.
A SINCERE THANK YOU TO THE GREAT SUPPORT OF THE WILLIAM B. MEYER COMPANY OVER THE LAST 12 YEARS. THANKS TO THEIR PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PRODUCE THIS EVENT AND COLLECT OVER 5000 TOYS !! 


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