On Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 433 members in our community came together and completed 5,125 laps on the Hillsborough High School track to send a message of love and support to the families assisted by Steps Together.... that's 1,281.25 MILES! That's just 334 laps shy of our record. If you participated in today's event but forgot to record your laps before leaving, please click here to report your laps. We should also mention that Steps Together received over $4,000 in donations!!!
------> UNOFFICIAL 2017 LAP COUNT <-------
Thank you to all who came out, to all our event sponsors, to all our mile sponsors, to all our volunteers but especially Rosa Sauers, Jayne Mochnacz and Kim Sheehan who were critical to the success of this event. ABOVE ALL, let's hear it for Bill Mather who brought this idea to Steps Together 4 years ago, ran 105 laps and made it amazingly fun as the Forrest Gump of Hillsborough.
THE 4th ANNUAL EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, MAY 7th, 2017!
In 2015, our community walked 5,459 laps or 1,374.75 miles.
In 2016, in the freezing rain, our community walked 3,759 laps or 939.75 miles.
HELP US SET A RECORD IN 2017!
Click here to join the Facebook event.
* PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT *
5 ways to be a part of it all!
1. Show up and log a few laps on the track! (Free)
2. Be an event sponsor to bring your own tent, table and signage to put track side. ($250)
3. Be a mile sponsor and Bill will wear your shirt for one of his 26.2 miles. ($25)
4. Make a general donation to Bill just because he's awesome and running 100 Laps of Healing on the track.
5. Donate food, baked goods or water for our participants by contacting Rosa Velez-Sauers.
Schedule of Events Around The Track
Finishing ribbons for kids and students from Super Sundaes that include a special treat.
Circus Place performances around the track.
Multi-Level Bootcamp Sampler with !mpact Training.
Dr. Laurene Wolf Orthodontics will be offering face painting, temporary tattoos, selfie station & more.
7 to 9 AM: Diane Schilke, RE/MAX Preferred Professionals will be providing coffee and munchkins.
8 AM: Stretch & Organic Breakfast Bites with YOGA M.A.T.T.
8:45 AM: Bodyweight Bootcamp with NexTFIT
9 to 12 PM: Renaissance Salon & Spa will be offering ponytails, braids and washout color to add to the wild.
10:30 AM: Dance Connection Performance.
10 to 12 PM: Lemonade stand hosted by our friends at GiGi's Playhouse Hillsborough.
11 AM: Pizza donated by Alfonso's.
Shoprite of Hillsborough
Special Thanks To:
Bagel Bistro, 206 Farmers Market, Catered Affair, Culinary Creations, Weis & Bottle King for their donations allowing us to keep this a zero cost event for Steps Together!
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE DAY MEETS 100 LAPS OF HEALING
The History of the Day....
On August 17th, 2014, Bill Mather ran 100 laps around the Hillsborough High School Track on behalf of the families supported by Steps Together. (It was actually 105 laps to make it a full 26.2 marathon distance.) He named his event 100 Laps of Healing and it was a huge success on many levels. The event raised awareness about Steps Together, awareness about the families we help, it also brought our beneficiaries and community together on the track all while raising $3,000 for our organization. Bill raised funds by flat donations and per lap pledges. Click here to read more about the inaugural 100 Laps of Healing. 2014 PHOTOS
We held the event for the second time on April 12th, 2015. One of the initiatives for our organization in 2015 is grow the number of walkers on our team. We also wanted to share the message that we are a community of people paying it forward through fitness - all levels of fitness! What better place to do that then a track! No start or finish, no specific distance, no getting left behind. Just a community coming together to send a message of love and support to those in our community facing a medical crisis. We added a little wild to make it fun. That day 5,459 laps or 1,364.75 miles were completed by our community and together we raised $13,289! Click Laps By Participant to see who in our community was part of this amazing day. 2015 PHOTOS
In 2016, the rain poured down on the track and that's an understatement. The theme became "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to run in the rain." 3,759 laps were completed in the rain by 249 people... 939.75 miles and we raised over $7,000! LAPS BY PARTICIPANT LIST 2016 PHOTOS
Take us to 2017... Steps Together has reserved the track at Hillsborough High School on Sunday, May 7th, 2017, from 7 AM to 12 NOON and hoping you will join us for a repeat performance! OUR GOAL IS BREAKING THE 2015 RECORD OF 5,459 LAPS.
Click here for a PDF version of the event flyer below to share in your network.