We would like to invite you to join Sally Kate Winters Family Services in recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month by sponsoring, donating, and participating in our 9th Annual Spring Into Action 5K & Fun Run! The event will be held in downtown West Point at the Sally Kate Winters Memorial Park on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Your donation helps reach children who need a warm meal, a bed to sleep in, and a place to call home. All proceeds from the run will support the mission of SKW and help us better serve the children that come into our care.
NEW THIS YEAR - you also have three different opportunities to directly impact the lives of kids that need our help.
1. Donate directly to our Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign
Every dollar goes to support out agency and the care of the children in need that are with us. Link to donate HERE!
2. Register to run and become a fundraiser (optional)
When you register for the race, you will automatically have the option to sign up to raise money on our behalf. As a fundraiser, you can set a goal and raise money from your friends, family and social networks. It's as easy as posting your individual fundraiser link to social media or just asking your family members to donate $10! Each individual fundraiser also receives their own keyword that anyone can text to donate. (Example: Text SKW to 71777 to donate) Link to register and become a fundraiser HERE!
3. Just sign up to become a fundraiser (you don't have to run in the race!)
If you don't want to run in the race, there's an option for that too! You can still support SKW by signing up to become a fundraiser the same as the runners. You will have your own fundraising page, and people can donate directly to your page to help you reach your goal! Link to just become a fundraiser HERE!
Prizes will be awarded to the top THREE fundraisers!
In an effort to ensure maximum enjoyment of all participants involved, we ask that runners comply with standard race etiquette. This includes, lining up at the starting line according to expected race pace, giving right of way to faster runners along the course, and following guidelines given by race officials and volunteers.
As with any social setting, there are many subtle details included in proper etiquette. However, if you abstain from cutting sharply in front of a competitor, refrain from abruptly stopping in the middle of the course to tie your shoe, remember not to hinder others from acquiring water, and are aware of your basic social cues, you will be sure to enjoy yourself and make new friends.
All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Please indicate your shirt size on your order form. Pick up your shirt at Early Packet Pickup or at Runner Check-in on race day.
Our races are held despite rain, wind, sleet, or heat. However, Sally Kate Winters Family Services does retain the right to cancel, shorten, or alter any event or course due to weather or for any other reasons within or without the control of SKWFS. All entry fees are non-refundable, and may not be deferred toward a future event. We do not have rain dates for events.
Sally Kate Winters Family Services is a non-profit 501(c)3.
Like many in the running community, we believe a fit family is a happy family and allow strollers in our races as long as the course and/or local government allows. However, we do ask that participants with strollers start in the back, refrain from weaving through packs of runners, and yield the right of way to other runners.
We love pets and understand how important they can be to encouraging family stability. We ask participants with pets be kept on 5 foot non-retractable leashes, start in the back, refrain from weaving through packs of runners, and yield the right of way to other runners.
By registering for our events, you agree to the use of your name and photograph in broadcasts, newspapers, brochures, and other media without compensation. Please visit our website Facebook Event Page to post and download pictures!
Barring uncontrollable or extenuating circumstances, our awards ceremony will begin ten minutes after the last participant finishes the last race. All awards will be given based on start time.
Parents, you can absolutely run with your little ones in the Fun Run! As long as your child is registered in the Fun Run, you do not need to complete and pay for an additional registration to accompany them.