Baylor Boarding Student Organizes Sandy Hook Run To Support Her Hometown

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Baylor School freshman Alex Lotko, a resident of Newtown, Ct., has organized a 5K and one mile fun run in support of Sandy Hook Elementary families and her hometown, on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

The "We Run for Sandy Hook Elementary" event takes place on Baylor’s campus and all profits from the run will be donated to the Newtown Memorial Fund.

“This tragedy hits especially close to home for me since my mom used to teach first grade at Sandy Hook Elementary.
26 lives were taken that day and many of them were my family’s friends and their children,” said Miss Lotko. “It has been very difficult to be so far away from my friends and family while we all try to heal from this tragedy. I am organizing this run in order to help my hometown.”

The event is for the whole family and is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Registration and entry fees are $25 for ages 18 and older; and $15 for anyone under 18.  

Individuals who are not able to participate that day may consider registering as a “Virtual Runner,” allowing them to support the cause through a registration fee but having the option to run or walk a 5K wherever and whenever they are able to.

Easy online registration is available here:  https://register.bazumedia.com/reg/form?eventID=3456.

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