Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Location: Tod’s Point – Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT
Parking: Enter park & follow Abilis signs to designated parking areas.
  New this year – FREE SHUTTLE will drive you to the clambake area.
   
Time: 7:30 am - Registration opens
  9:00 am - 5K Run start - Children’s Activities begin
  11:00 am - 1 Mile Walk start

 

Tod Point

 

The Walk/Run for Abilis is our largest annual awareness building and community fundraising event. It is a family-friendly activity for people of all ages and abilities that celebrates inclusion and diversity. This is the one event we do each year in which all of our families and their children can participate.

 

The funds raised through the Walk/Run event help Abilis provide state of the art services for over 700 people of all ages with a wide range of intellectual, developmental, social, emotional, and physical challenges, as well as education and advocacy supports for their parents.

 

Whether you choose to walk, run or simply enjoy the scenery at Tod’s Point, you will enjoy a fun-filled day with music, food, children’s activities, and camaraderie - all for an important cause. So put on your sneakers and join us for an inspiring day!

 

5K Run

The 5K Run is a timed race that is suitable for runners of all levels. There is a $35 registration fee to participate.

 

The course is relatively flat, but includes a short section of forested trail running with steps and a small incline towards the beginning of the route. Most of the race is on traffic free roads and concrete paths within Greenwich Point Park. The route is accurately marked with arrows and we have run monitors to keep you on course and cheer you on to the finish. For runners using adaptive equipment, there is a route modification that will enable you to stay on paved roads. Our run monitors will direct you or you can inquire in advance at the run registration table.

 

The race starts promptly at 9:00am. Registration and race packet-pick-up begin at 7:30 the day of the event. Awards will be given to the top three men and women finishers.

 

Runners - Early Packet Pick-up (only available for runners who register before Thursday, October 12 @ 10:00 am)

Location: Equinox of Greenwich - 16 Old Track Road, Greenwich CT.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: 7:00am - 10:00am

 

1 Mile Walk

The 1-mile walk goes along the scenic Greenwich Point Park peninsula and is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Most of the route is on traffic free roads and concrete paths. Sorry, no skateboards, bikes, or pets please! The walk begins at 11:00am and is proceeded by a fun warm-up with lively music.

 

Team Awards

1) Participation – Abilis will acknowledge the top three walk or run teams based on total participation, which includes donors and onsite members.

2) Creativity - Abilis will acknowledge the most unique run and walk team outfits. Be creative and have fun!

 

Kid’s Activities

The Walk/Run event is designed to be family-friendly with ample events for children. There will be a Kid’s Activity tent with arts & crafts and face-painting, a bouncy castle, a “Bubble Bus”, and a fire truck that children (and parents) can explore!

 

Abilis Gifts

Stop by our Abilis Gifts Tent to purchase soaps, lotions, and other products made by our program participants as part of our Abilis Businesses.

 

Pictures from the Walk/Run for Abilis:

 

 

2016 was our inaugural 5K run, and oh what fun we had!

 

 

The walkers enjoyed their day and each other!

 

 

Meet Team Danielle

 

Bounce

 

The Bouncy Castle is a fun place for kids to play before the walk.

 

 

Meet the Abilis Freedom Fighters – one of many Abilis resident and staff teams that participate in the annual walk event. They take pride in choosing a team name and designing their t-shirts and group outfit.