Hundreds of runners are expected in Stratford on November 2 for the Vicki Soto 5K.
The race honors Soto, a 27-year-old teacher at Sandy Hook in Newtown who was killed in December when she tried to shield her students from a gunman, according to authorities.
Race organizers are asking runners to dress up as flamingoes, Soto’s favorite bird, but that is not required to participate.
“Also get your flamingo costume ready! We would love to have 1200 flamingos running for Vicki!,” the Facebook page Soto’s family maintains says.
In honor of Soto’s passion for education, the money raised will go to The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, which will be used to support students who are pursuing a career in education.
The race fee is $26, in honor of the 26 Newtown school shooting victims.
Check in for the race begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K and a kid’s fun run will both begin at 9:30 a.m.
For more information and to register, go to: http://bit.ly/VickiSoto5k
As of Thursday morning, 2100 people had signed up.
The Stratford Police Department will conduct multiple road closures in the Lordship area of Stratford on Saturday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Click here for the map of road closures
If you cannot make the race, you can participate in the virtual run/walk.