Earth Day 5K and roadside cleanup: April 21, 2018.
Please join the Washington Environmental Council and the Steep Rock Association in celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 21st with a great 5k and shoe drive! This beautiful 5k begins at 9 am and meanders along the Shepaug River through the Steep Rock preserve on a dirt road with beautiful scenery. This mostly flat run is a great course for beginners and veterans alike. Join us at the end of the event for snacks, conversation and prizes. In honor of Earth Day we ask all runners to bring their own water bottles. The event will also offer a sneaker drive. Please bring your gently used sneakers tied together by the laces. All shoes will be donated through Woodbridge Running Company in Brookfield to the Rerun program. Rerun sends all donated sneakers to Africa to live a second life. To find out more go to http://www.rerunshoes.com/
Same day registration for this event begins at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 8:45 a.m.. See you there!
Also, a big THANK YOU goes out to the local businesses who supported our Earth Day events:
FAST TRACK TIMING
AVERILL APPLE ORCHARD
COUNTY WINE & SPIRITS
WASHINGTON VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE
RIDE INDOOR CYCLING BARN
HICKORY STICK BOOKSHOP
HIDDEN VALLEY EATERY
NINE MAIN BAKERY & DELI
WASHINGTON FOOD MARKET
WASHINGTON SUPPLY CO.
and the GUNNERY STUDENT VOLUNTEERS