DATE: June 20 – 21, 2020

Location: Anywhere, USA

Start Time: Anytime

Join us for the FIRST EVER Stepping Stones for Stella Virtual Freedom Run & Walk to raise money for Stepping Stones for Stella (SSFS). Charities like SSFS need us now more then ever to keep their organization up & running.

In an effort to continue engaging our community, encouraging people to remain active while raising their self esteem & self confidence through a racing experience, we’ve decided to go virtual in 2020. We didn’t want to risk the health and well being of anyone, regardless of the individuals who are immune compromised, whom this event is centered around.

Virtual Run/Walk: First and foremost, SSFS serves children all over the world, so we are aiming to involve more families that have been recipients of the buggy program over the years. Secondly, the more obvious reason at this point, is in case mass gathering mandates have not yet been lifted in our state and we can’t legally host this event. Lastly, virtual runs allow an option for those who can’t make the event due to scheduling conflicts to participate in a given window of time.

Details: You’ll register just the same as any other event! You can complete your 5K, 10K or 1 mile walk anytime between Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st at 8PM. You’ll automatically receive a bib number when signing up that you can download and directions to follow for submitting your results if you wish to do so. (Not required)

Categories: Going virtual allows for a little more freedom for distance options!! You can choose from a 5K, 10K or 1 mile distance. Complete which ever distance you want however you want! Maybe you run, walk, scooter, bike, it’s up to you 🙂

Fees & Donations: It’s FREE to register! Any and all donations you would like to make will be allocated to Stepping Stones for Stella. Donate what you can 🙂 (If you don’t wish to make an additional donation, just simply leave $0.00 in the widget and click continue.

Race Course: This is your race! Pick your favorite loop, out and back, lollipop, point to point, trail or even a treadmill.

Swag: This year we are giving people the option to choose whether they’d like to receive race swag. We will coordinate pickup, drop off, and or shipping for those a far. If you want to wear your shirt on race day you must pre-order by June 1st! Shirts ordered after June 1st will be delivered to you post event.

Top 3 Overall M/F finishers in the 5K & 10K
Fastest Team – Cumulative time for the top 2 finishers *Team gender is irrelevant (We’ll coordinate shipping awards to the team captain)
Largest Team – Round up your friends!

If you are running the 5K please be sure to hit at least 3.1 miles, no more then 3.3 for scoring.
If you are running the 10K please be sure to hit at least 6.2 miles, no more then 6.4 for scoring.
This data can be tracked with your phone or other GPS data capturing system and must be submitted by 11:59PM on June 21, 2020 to be included in race results.

More about Stepping Stones for Stella: Since 2016, more than $500K has been raised through a variety of fundraising events, corporate donors and small donations. In over the past 5 years, more than 500 buggies have been produced & shipped to families all over the country. As of now, our patented buggies are only eligible for children who have independent, unsupported trunk and head control. Our organization does require, an application process for families seeking a buggy due to our resources and the nature of the supply and demand of our buggies. To learn more about Stepping Stones for Stella please visit:

More about the Buggies: These sturdy, light-weight, all-terrain Buggies allow easy access to all types of outdoor environments that may require moving across sand, gravel, dirt, grass and even snow. On average, the cost of a fully adapted Buggy is nearly $550 depending on its size, add-on components and shipping requirements.

Can’t make the event? But would like to make a contribution? Make your donation here:

Checks can be made payable directly to: Stepping Stones for Stella and mailed to: High5EM, co: Ashley Steeves, 3 Pond Hill Rd, Amesbury MA 01913. In the check memo, please write: Donation to Stepping Stones for Stella.

Event Contact
High5EM | 978-594-7050 |

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