Run and walk to help future educators, honor Newtown victim

The first annual Vicki Soto 5K will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. in Stratford, starting in the lot across from 550 Main St.

The family friendly walk and run will take place through the Lordship section in the hometown of Soto, a teacher who was one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

In honor of Soto’s passion for education, the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund has been established. The money raised for the fund will be used to support students that desire to enter the field of education, to continue Soto’s passion.

There will be no race day registration. Field is limited to 1,200 runners. General entry fee is $26 by Oct. 27, and $35 in-person on Oct. 30 and 31.

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