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2020 has been incredibly challenging for all of us as we all faced the Covid-19 Pandemic. It has impacted every one of you. With that said, a decision was made within the last few weeks to protect the safety of our participants and to keep the mission of raising money for the Center for Safety & Change in focus. The WDF will be a Virtual Race this year as we anticipate the Pandemic to not permit an in person race for many months, and we will not wait for political leaders to tell us what we expect to hear. With that said, raising money for the mission of the Center for Safety & Change has always been our goal. However, this year, the goal is even more important as most every one of their fundraising events has been cancelled due to the Pandemic. We need you now, more than ever, to register for Virtual Women's Distance Festival 5K as WE MUST reach over #wdf1000 women and girls strong.
While we will miss seeing everyone on July 11th, going virtual allows more flexibility!! You can run or walk your 5K from July 11th at 8am to July 18th at 8am and report your results on the race web page! We will still do a Safe Social Distancing Packet Pickup outdoors and the Center for Safety & Change on July 10th (2-6pm) and July 11th (11-1pm). The Center is located at 9 Johnsons Lane, New City. You may have your swag bags mailed to you at an additional cost of 6 dollars, and this feature can be added at checkout.
Please join us for the Virtual Women's Distance Festival 5K Run/Walk on Saturday July 11th through Saturday July 18th for the largest Women's only 5k in the tristate area, as we come together to raise money to help the Center for Safety & Change in their mission to support, house and provide services to ALL victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and all crimes.
We simplified registration!!! You can still sign up for the 5K as an individual or create a Mother/Daughter, Sister/Sister, or Grandmother/Granddaughter team. We also have a team event for groups of 5 or more and the Team Spirit Award will still be given! You can select team registration after selecting the 5K!
Online Registration is $25 for Rockland Road Runner members, and $30 for non-members. Team registrations are available for Mother/Daughter, Sister/Sister, or Grandmother/Granddaughter at $50 provided that at least one team member is a Rockland Road Runner. If neither is a Rockland Road Runner, then the cost will be $60. Teams of 5 runners/walkers are available for a discounted cost of $25 a team member provided that the team meets a minimum requirement of 5 members.
Online registration closes at 11:59pm Monday July 6th. Packet pickup will be July 10th from 2-6pm (1-2pm for large team pickups) and July 11th 11-1pm at the Center for Safety & Change back parking lot on 9 Johnsons 9, New City NY, 10956. You can elect to have your packets mailed at check out at a an additional cost of 6 dollars and you will print up your own bibs if you prefer to use one. There will be no in person registration for the safety of both our volunteers and our participants.
Pre-Race Packet Pickup will be held on 2 separate days outdoors with appropriate social distancing protocol. Packet pickup will be July 10th from 2-6pm and July 11th from 11-1pm at the Center for Safety & Change 9 Johnsons Lane, New City NY 10956. For those picking up for teams in large quantities, you can pickup between 1-2 on July 10th. Please let us know in advance for team orders.
Race Shirts designed by Jonathan Farrell guaranteed to first 1000 registrants!
For additional information please contact: Mike Seidenfrau: firstname.lastname@example.org (845)270-1025
The Center for Safety & Changes mission is to provide necessary services, support and shelter to ALL victims domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and ALL gender based crimes. Click the link directly above to find out more about the Center.
This year our donation campaign is #wdf1111makeawish. I make a wish when I see the clock at 11:11 that my 3 daughters can live in a world where there is no domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Until that day arrives, there is no finish line in how much money we raise for the Center for Safety & Change! Please donate to help in the mission of the Center.
This year, the WDF is joining the Zero F's Given campaign! Zero F's Given is a campaign to raise awareness and help victimized and disenfranchised populations heal from sexual trauma, find their voice, and reclaim their power. Created by Anita Kopacz, Zero F's Given is launching as a campaign to help The Center for Safety & Change. We would be honored to have you on this journey with us!
When you get in the mail, please post a picture of yourself and explain what it's about, then, on March 8th, 2020, observe the ZFG Day of Abstinence (i.e. Zero F’s) and post a silent one minute video of yourself in your ZFG tee. Use hashtag #ZFGDay and tag @anitakopacz @center4sc on all social media platforms.
SPECIAL TEAM AWARDS-RUNNERS ONLY: Join with your sister, mother, daughter or grand mother and enter as a team. Awards to top Mother/Daughter, Sister/Sister and Grandmother/ Granddaughter teams.
Declare your club affiliation! (register five or more participants to compete in this division.) The top three runners are scored for each team entered.
Your Block! Your local Park! Your local HS track... Rockland Lake! please ignore the rest of this section
Both events start and finish at Rockland Lake State Park, north parking lot. Their are 2 entrances to Rockland Lake State Park. Enter the North Entrance, it will have a sign for Championship Golf Course.
The course is flat and fast around Rockland Lake. USTAF Certified #NY05017AM (FLAT & FAST)
WALKERS please note that the walk has a separate start and walkers who start with the runners will not qualify for awards.
All kids are welcome to participate! it is free but it would be nice if you donated to the cause! All kids receive a medal.Sign up for this is in person only, no charge
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