Second Annual Vicki Soto 5k is SOLD OUT!!!!


With 2691 registered participants, the 2014 Second Annual Vicki Soto 5k is officially SOLD OUT!! Thank you to everyone who signed up! We can’t wait to see all of you on Saturday!!

Here is some important information:

Packet pick up will take place on October 29th and October 30th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM in the banquet room of Stanziale’s Restaurant, located at 595 Main Street in Stratford, CT. PLEASE DO NOT CALL STANZIALE’S RESTAURANT FOR EVENT QUESTIONS! You must know your bib number when picking up your packet. If you are picking up for other participants, please have their bib numbers available as well. If you cannot make it to packet pick up on October 29th and October 30th, you can pick everything up on race day, beginning at 7:00AM.

Come dressed to participate as we will not have a bag check and will not be responsible for valuables or belongings. All bags brought into the main lot will be subject to search. If possible, please use a clear see-through bag (this is for the safety of our guests and participants).

When transiting from your vehicle to the main event lot PLEASE use the sidewalks and crosswalks! There will be police and security to cross you at the crosswalks.

Two Roads Brewery and Sierra Nevada Brewery are supporting the 5k this year. If you would like to participate in the beer tent after the run you MUST be 21 or older and have a valid government/state issued ID on you. ID’s will be checked and wristbands will be issued.

No dogs/pets are allowed on the race route or in the main lot.

Insurance requirements mandate that all participants MUST wear the bib that was issued to you. If you cannot participate on race day and are registered, do not give your bib to someone else.

The Kids Fun Run will take place at 9:00AM. No registration is required for this event. Please have your children in the main lot by 8:50AM. There will be announcements as to where to meet for the fun run within the main lot.

If you have family members or guests attending, but who are not participating in the 5K, we will be asking for a small donation at the registration tent if they would like to participate in the food tents. They will receive a wristband that will allow them access to the food tents.

Thank you for your time and support!

Registration Ending Soon!

Our registered participate capacity this year is 2,500 runners and we’re getting close!! Registration has been extended to Sunday, October 26th but if we hit 2,500 runners before then you may end up missing out!! If you haven’t done so yet go right now to and sign up! Don’t wait or you might be left out!

If you are not able to make it to the run, please consider making a donation as 100% of your donation goes to support The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship, which helps graduating seniors going into the field of education.

Thank you for your support!


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Thanks For Joining Us!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Newtown Pumpkin Festival yesterday. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!


Join Team Vicki Soto at the Newtown Pumpkin Festival!

Team Vicki Soto will be at the upcoming Newtown Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 11th from 3:00pm to 9:30pm at Fairfield Hills in Newtown. The festival is a fun and FREE community event for all ages and will feature craft and gift vendors, food, music, a beer garden, games for the kids, and of course, lots and lots of glowing pumpkins! The pumpkins will be lit at dusk around 6:15pm, and there will be events going on throughout the day.

Visit for more information or follow the event on Facebook at

Stop by and check out our new trailer and tent too! You can also get your “Vicki Swag” T-Shirts, hoodies, mugs, hats, bracelets and more! Thank you for supporting Team Vicki! We hope to see you all there!

newtown pumpkins

Become A Sponsor!

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the second annual Vicki Soto 5K? Send us an mail us at: and we will reply with all of the sponsorship information. Every bit counts!

All donations raised for the Vicki Soto 5K are used to support students who want to pursue a career in the field of education. To date, the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund Inc. has awarded over $10,000 in educational scholarships to students. We hope that you will join us!


Join Team Vicki!

Have you registered yet!? The second annual Vicki Soto 5K is fun for the entire family! There will be a kids run, kids tent, food, drinks and entertainment! Sign up today at:

Come join us as we honor our hero, Vicki!


Newtown Pumpkin Festival

Team Vicki will be at the Newtown Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 11th. Come join us and get your Team Vicki Swag on!!

For more information on the Newtown Pumpkin Carving Festival at Fairfield Hills in Newtown, CT please visit their website at:



Sponsorship Opportunity!

Attention all businesses, companies, corporations and individuals! We are looking for sponsors for the second annual Vicki Soto 5k. If anyone is interested in becoming a sponsor and would like more information, please email us at:

Thank you for all your support! To sign up for the race please log onto


Victoria Soto School Steel Topping-Off Ceremony

Construction on the Victoria Soto School is well underway and today we watched as the last beam was hoisted up and set into place. The town of Stratford held a “Steel Topping-Off Ceremony” which unveiled the design of Vicki’s school and marked a construction milestone, completion of the steel structure. Vicki’s legacy will continue to live on, as everyone who attends her school will learn about Vicki’s heroic actions and unwavering love for teaching.