The 10th Annual Get Smart for Wilton 5K in support of the Wilton Education Foundation is scheduled for Sunday, May 27 at 9 a.m.. This family-friendly charity event is a chip-timed race on a USATF certified course and attracts runners of all levels, from elite racers to beginners, while raising visibility and funds to support the Wilton Public Schools.
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. About 300 runners participate each year, making for a high-spirited and celebratory atmosphere.
The fundraiser’s 5K route starts and ends at the Wilton High School track, and features Cider Mill and Wilton High School prominently along the course.
Cash prizes are given to the top three male and female runners, and awards go to the top three runners in each division. Pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt.
Among the community sponsors that are helping to make the event possible are the Wilton Family YMCA, Smile Art Orthodontics, Orem’s Diner, A Little Something White Bridal, Canine Company, Julie Stein Design, Parlor Pizza & Bar, Polito Builders, Quarry ridge Animal Hospital, SkirtZ, Sol Sisters and Wilton Sports & Fitness.
The entry fee for runners who pre-register online is $25 for kids (age 13 and younger) and $27 for adults; race day registration is $25 for kids (age 13 and younger) and $30 for adults. To pre-register, visit the Get Smart for Wilton webpage.