Walk MS: Torrington
Walk MS: Torrington will be held Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Torrington Middle School, 200 Middle School Drive, Torrington, CT 06790.
The walking routes, are approximately 1 and 3 miles with water stations and rest stops. Participants can walk additional distances to accumulate more miles. The walk will be held rain or shine.
Children are welcome accompanied by an adult.
Register at nationalmssociety.org. Participants can register as either individuals or form teams.
There is no entry fee for the Walk, but participants are asked to fundraise in advance of the event. Organizers estimate the cost of putting on the event to be about $25 per person. The average donation raised is about $250 per person.
Participants can earn a variety of cool merchandise by achieving various levels of fundraising. $100 raised, for example, will earn the participant a Walk MS T shirt.
Online registration ends on Thursday April 25th. if you haven’t registered by then, visit the registration area on Walk morning.
Walk Day Schedule:
8:30 am Registration
10:00 am Walk begins
Proceeds from Walk MS benefit the National MS Society in their work to fund research to cure MS and to provide services that help people with MS live their best lives.
Walk MS Torrington hopes to raise $47,500 this year. Last year’s event attracted 429 participants.
Walk MS is the 12th largest fundraising event in the country. Nationally, the organization raises $45 million per year from 400 walk events involving over 300,000 people.
To learn more, visit nationalmssociety.org or call (800) 344-4867.
Thanks to the Walk MS national sponsors:
Biogen Genentech Novartis
And to Walk MS Torrington’s local sponsor
Quinoco Energy Services
Gabby Corbett Make a Friend Be a Friend 5K Run/Walk
The Gabby Corbett Make a Friend Be a Friend 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Egremont Elementary School, 84 Egremont Ave., Pittsfield, MA 01201.
There is also a Kids Fun Run.
To pre-register go to berkshirerunningcenter.com.
Free T shirt if registered by April 1st.
On-line registration closes April 26th at 6 pm.
The race will be timed by the Berkshire Running Center.
The pre-registration entry fee is $22, and on race day, $25. Kids Fun Run $5.
Saturday April 27th
2:00 – 4:00 pm Packet pickup at Egremont Elementary School
9:00- 9:45 am Registration
10:00 am 5K Race.
10:30 – 11:00 am Registration for Kids Run ( behind school)
11:00 am Kids Run
Proceeds from the race will benefit Make a Friend Be a Friend which started at the Egremont Elementary School in honor of Gabby Corbett who passed away in 2016 at 11 years old. Make a Friend Be a Friend addresses bullying and supports students with disabilities, both of which were passionate causes for Gabby.
For more information visit the Berkshire Running Center at berkshirerunningcenter.com