The Get Smart for Wilton 5K, sponsored by the Wilton Education Foundation, is an open run for Wilton parents, children, and community members. It attracts runners of all levels, from elite racers to beginners, raising visibility and funds for WEF, and promoting good health through a family-friendly event.
A fun, active way to kick off the spring holiday weekend, the event draws everyone from strollers to casual joggers, serious runners to marathoners, all excited be a part of this superb community-wide event. The energy at the race is palpable, as families, neighbors and classmates cheer one another on, enjoying the shared camaraderie.
The fundraiser’s 5K route starts and ends at the Wilton High School track, featuring Cider Mill and Wilton High School prominently along the course. About 300 runners participate each year, making for a high-spirited and celebratory atmosphere. High school athletes join elite local runners, teachers, seniors, and moms and dads running with their kids and sometimes pushing jogging strollers, for the run.
Cash prizes are given to the top three male and female runners, and awards go to the top three runners in each division. The cost is $25 per entrant. Participants receive a T-shirt, a bagel, and the opportunity to run, catch up with friends, and raise money for all four Wilton public schools. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration will be available via Active.com closer to the event date.
The Sol Sisters running group guides the organization of the event, with many other volunteers, from the school superintendent to WEF board members to people contributing their time and cheering on the runners. Many local businesses contribute to the 5K, and are recognized on the race T-shirt and other materials each year.
Get Smart for Wilton 5K
Memorial Day Weekend: Sunday, May, 25th @ 9 a.m.
Wilton High School Track
$25; all pre-registered runners receive T-shirts
The race runs through the Wilton school area + cross country trails
All–runners + walkers of every age welcome!
2013 RACE RESULTS!
View the official race results here to find your time and see where you placed. Congrats, runners!
Sunday, May 25th 2014 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Wilton High School track
LYLAS Sol Sisters
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