“Strengthening the Community, One Step at a Time:” WOW’s Popular 5K Run for Wilmington/Kim Forte Walk Returns 4/26

WOW 2015 5K Run For Wilmington + Kim Forte Walk
WOW 2015 5K Run For Wilmington + Kim Forte Walk

(Below is a press release from We’re One Wilmington.)

WILMINGTON, MA — We’re One Wilmington (WOW) invites you to join us in “Strengthening the Community, One Step at a Time” at our 5th Annual 5K Run for Wilmington/Kim Forte Walk. The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and athletic abilities. Proceeds will be used by WOW to help local individuals, families and organizations in need.

This event is dedicated to the town of Wilmington and memory of Kim Forte. In February of 2011, Kim, a well-known Wilmington resident was struck and killed by a car while walking home from the gym. On any given day, one could see Kim walking and biking around town – no matter the weather – with a huge, infectious smile. On race day we will remember and celebrate Kim’s life by walking the neighborhoods she so loved in her honor.

The 5th Annual 5K Run for Wilmington/Kim Forte Walk is a professionally timed event and will be held Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 10:45am (walkers) and 11am (runners). Participants will meet on the Wilmington Town Common.

WOW will be donating $5/adult and $3/child registration to the Wilmington non-profit of your choice. Non-profit selections can be chosen on your registration form (both paper and online).

Registration for Runners and Walkers

Pre-registration by April 24, 2015 is $15 for children (under 16) and $25 for adults (ages 16 and up). Non-registered children of all ages are welcome to walk accompanied by a registered adult. Race day registration is $30 (cash-only) at the 4th of July Building. T-shirts are guaranteed to participants registered by Friday, March 27th.  Register HERE.

Sponsors Needed!
Our race could not be a success without the generosity of our sponsors! This is a great way for businesses and organizations to give back to the community. Donations are tax deductible! Information about becoming a race sponsor can be found HERE. Register by March 27th to take advantage of our early bird rates. If you have any questions please contact Joe Martiniello, race committee chair, at joemartiniello@gmail.com.

Send a Shout Out

New this year, we are offering “shout outs’ in our race program. If you’d like to support a runner or send an encouraging message visit http://www.onewilmington.org/roadrace/become-a-sponsor.

Offline registration and sponsorship checks may be made payable to “We’re One Wilmington” and mailed to: We’re One Wilmington Attn: Joe Martiniello, P.O. Box 455, Wilmington, MA 01887

About We’re One Wilmington

WOW was founded with the simple yet powerful purpose of helping, however possible, local individuals and families in need. WOW is organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as enacted and may hereafter be revised). The corporation shall receive and disburse funds, property and gifts of any kind exclusively for the benefit of families and residents of Wilmington, as well as those persons and organizations that support families and residents of Wilmington.

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