BRATTLEBORO -- The 2013 Race For Reason, which will support early learning and educational initiatives that include mentoring services, is looking for runners, walkers and other participants.
"It’s a family event for a good cause," said Net Impact SIT Outreach Coordinator Spencer Fain.
The annual event will be held on April 20 at 10 a.m. at the SIT Graduate Institute Campus in Brattleboro. There will be food, live music and local vendors. Proceeds of the event will go towards United Way of Windham County.
Participation is open to anyone who is interested. Fundraising has just begun and organizers are building partnerships with interested organizations.
"We’re trying to make it a community event," said Fain. "We try to get the whole community out."
Right now, Fain and other organizers are looking to encourage participants. People can race in either a 5k walk or run a 10k.
"It’s not just to run," said Fain. "We encourage people to come out as well and help support the cause and maybe donate a little money while they are there."
Registration is $20 before April 1, $25 before April 20 and $30 on the day of the race.
Proceeds will support the United Way’s Early Learning and School initiatives.
The Cue Bar, on Putney Road, is going to host an event during the race as well as the Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, in downtown Brattleboro.
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"It’s all about social entrepreneurship," said Fain. "Bringing together all the elements of community and getting good things done."
Net Impact SIT works with the United Way of Windham County, which has a mission "to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community."
"We’re helping to fund United Way Special youth programs and mentoring," said Fain. "They go out and fund other nonprofits to do that in Windham County. We came together as Net Impact SIT to partner with them and fund early learning and school success. We decided that those parts we’d help with, mostly because education has a compounding effect on everybody’s life. If you can help them get that right, you can help them in a lot of different ways."
In the same letter, it said, "these initiatives provide many different forms of support to Brattleboro-area youth. Research proves that caring volunteers working with students of all ages, have the power to help kids boost academic achievement and put young people on track for a bright future."
To register or learn more about the event, visit raceforthereason.org.
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