Important Race Day Information

Packet Pick-up

Bib and packet pick-up will be held on Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th from 5:00-8:00PM at Stanziale’s Restaurant, located at 595 Main Street in Stratford, CT. You will receive an email containing your bib number on Monday, November 2, 2015. Please have your bib number available prior to arriving at packet pick-up.

Need to pick-up someone else’s packet?

You can pick up packets for your family and friends, but please have their bib number and information available. WE URGE PRE-REGISTERED RUNNERS to pick up their packets in advance!

Registration at Packet Pick-up

Limited in-person registration will be available at packet pick-up on Wednesday and Thursday, however t-shirts for in-person registration are not guaranteed! We will NOT have pre-registration pick-up the night before the event on Friday, November 6th.

Sterling House Community Center

The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. is giving back to our wonderful community! We are collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items to be donated to the local Sterling House food pantry in Stratford, CT. Items will be collected at the bib and packet pick-up next week on Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th. Items will also be collected on race day. Just look for the Sterling House Community Center van that will be parked in the race lot.

5K Raffle Prizes

We have some amazing baskets to raffle off at the 5K this year! Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10; winners do not need to be present. Tickets will be on sale Thursday, November 5th at packet pick-up and on race day. Please remember to bring your money! There will be lots of other vendors selling merchandise on race day as well.

Race Course

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Weather

The Third Annual Vicki Soto 5K will be held rain or shine!

Strollers

Strollers are allowed on the 5K course. For the safety of all runners though, we ask that those with strollers be mindful of your expected pace and line up accordingly at the start line.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted on the course.

Timing

Timing will be provided by The Last Mile Racing LLC. There will be no runners/walkers allowed on the course without a bib. Please make sure your bib is pinned securely to your shirt and not covered in anyway. The bib needs to be fully exposed so we can get your accurate time. THERE IS NO SWITCHING OF BIB’S WITH ANYONE!

Awards/Prizes

Awards and prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female winners in all age groups.

Age groups are: 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Post-Race Activities

Food Tents! Beer Tent! Birthday Celebration! Please bring your ID! It is very important that we check IDs prior to you being allowed in our beer tent. 

Race Day Parking

Parking attendants will guide you to parking, located in the lots next to 550 Main Street and surrounding businesses.

Thank you again for your time and support.

James Wiltsie
racedirector@vickisoto5k.com

Thank You for Participating!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser! It was a great success and we appreciate all your support! Our “Flocked By Team Vicki Soto” is no longer accepting submissions but we look forward to hosting the fundraiser again next year. See you all at the 5k!

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9 More Days!!

Registration for the Third Annual Vicki Soto 5k will close online on Sunday, November 1st at 11:59pm! There is no day of race registration! If you are thinking of signing up, please don’t wait! Register here: www.vickisoto5k.com

Canned Foods Collection for Sterling House Community Center

The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. is giving back to our wonderful community! We are collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items to be donated to the local Sterling House food pantry in Stratford, CT. Items will be collected at bib and packet pick up next week on Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th. Items will also be collected on race day. Just look for the Sterling House Community Center van that will be parked in the race lot collecting your donations and distributing them to local families in need. Thank you for your continued support!

Sneak Peek at 5k Basket Raffle!

Here is a small peek at some of the amazing baskets we have to raffle off at the 5k this year! Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10; winners do not need to be present. Tickets will be on sale Thursday, November 5th at packet pickup and on race day. Please remember to bring your money! There will be lots of other vendors selling merchandise as well. See you there!

Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Project

We are excited to announce, in partnership with The Stratford Library and Stratford Board of Education, the launch of “Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Project”! This project will provide mentor books to each K-6 grade classroom for creative and innovative learning, as well as mentor texts; a text in which students will learn strong morals like including others, accepting differences and random acts of kindness. The official launch will happen on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Stratford Library’s Lovell Room. The first book will be “Snowflakes Fall” by Steven Kellogg. For more information, please visit: http://www.stratfordstar.com/41941/stratford-library-to-host-vicki-soto-project/

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LAST CALL!

THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER AND STILL RECEIVE A RACE SHIRT IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH AT 11:59PM!! The shirts are long sleeve this year and feature a new design in honor of Vicki’s 30th birthday. Registration will remain open until November 4th but after October 17th you will no longer have the option to receive a shirt. To sign up, please go to: WWW.VICKISOTO5K.COM 

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LAST CHANCE FOR VICKI SOTO 5K RACE SHIRTS!

We are coming up on the registration deadline to get the newly designed long sleeve Vicki Soto 5k race shirts! The last day to register and still receive a shirt is this Saturday, October 17 at 11:59 PM. To register, please sign up here. Registration will remain open until November 4th but after this Saturday you will no longer have the option to receive a shirt. Sign up now and don’t miss out on this special day!

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Team Vicki Soto at STARS’ Fall Festival!

Team Vicki Soto will be there on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 11:00am-5:00pm at Paradise Green Park in Stratford, CT. Come on down and get your nice warm TVS hoodies and a dog leash for your furry friend! All proceeds go to the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund. For more information, please visit: http://www.starsfest.org

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