Sunday, October 1st, 2023 (Rain or Shine)
Mill River Park, Stamford
On-site Registration Begins at 8 AM
Race Kicks Off at 9 AM | SPEFy’s Fun Run Begins at 9:15 AM

Ready, Set, Go!

It’s time to Step Out for Education! Join SPEF as we bring the Stamford community together for our annual SPEF 5K Walk & Run. Gather your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Walk or run to show you care. Together, we can educate and empower our next generation!

For those 12 and under, this year we are adding the SPEFy Fun Run, a mile-long course that is sure to include a few fun activities along the way.

Afterward, join in the fun at SPEF’s family-friendly FallFest, featuring interactive, hands-on activities for kids (presented by Kids Helping Kids and other community partners), SPEF’s Books Across Stamford book giveaway, tasty fall treats — and more!

Highlights of the 2022 MarcUS for Change 5K Walk & Run included:

The 2022 MarcUS for Change Spirit Award was presented to Stamford High School

A spirited performance by the Stamford High Cheer Team

Westhill High School Senior MadisonElizabeth Anderson singing the National Anthem

Award of Appreciation presented to the McInerney Family for their ten years of support

SPEF’s FallFest followed, with families visiting tables hosted by community organizations, such as Kids Helping Kids, Books Across Stamford, the Office of Family and Community Engagement, Cradle to Career, and the Boys and Girl Scouts. There were arts & crafts, fall activities, face painting, and a hospitality tent with snacks.

Thank you to The Stamford Advocate for covering our event. Photo albums commemorating the 5K and FallFest can be found here:

(Special thanks to our photographers:  Denice Laveris, John Martin, and Cristian Pimienta) 

If you did not have the opportunity to support SPEF with a donation, there’s still time. Please consider making a donation.

We are grateful for our 2023 SPEF 5K Sponsors