The Stepping Stone 5K returns again in 2021 and will once again offer the 2.5K Shortcut. Stepping Stone Support Center and Trailhead Community have come together to present this amazing event to benefit adults with developmental disabilities. Complete two laps of Johnson Reservoir at Clement Park for the 5K or take the cutoff after one lap for the Shortcut.
OUR PLAN is to have this event in person! If guidance from the CDC, state, or county health groups does not allow for in person events on this day this event (and all existing registrations) will go virtual. We will instruct you on where to pick up your race shirt and bib. You are still encouraged to run but there will no longer be a manned course. Participants can choose to run where they please. We will make a number of email and Facebook announcements if this takes place. At this time we are planning on the in-person event.
Your health and safety – as well as that of all park users – is important to us. We ask that you follow all local health guidelines, wear face masks/coverings when not running and maintain 6 feet of distance from others at all times.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
5K Run - $30
2.5K Shortcut - $30
Children (ages 4 and under, no t-shirt) - Free
Online registration for the 5K and Shortcut close at noon on Thursday, June 17.
There will be NO walk-up registration on race day.
Race packets can be picked up on race morning from 7:15 to 8:15 at Shelter P.
Please enter the park on W. Bowles Avenue through the Library entrance. As you enter the park, go past the library and the library parking. The West parking lot will be ahead.
The start line will be on the bike path around Johnson Reservoir, near shelter P.
The start line will be on the bike path around Johnson Reservoir, near shelter P. Runners will be assigned waves and each wave will be started in a rolling wave fashion.
The course consists of two laps on the bike path around Johnson Reservoir, beginning and ending near Shelter P.
The Stepping Stone 5K is professionally chip timed. The 2.5K shortcut is an untimed event.
Awards will be determined by chip time and will be mailed out after the event. There will be no paper results posted at the event. Results will be available online.
The top male and female runners will receive $100 cash.
The top 3 male and female runners in all categories will recieve awards. Overall winners are excluded from age group awards.
Age categories: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, Over 80.
Sponsorship provides an ideal marketing prospect for your business. We offer many levels of sponsorship and opportunities for involvement and provide businesses with positive brand recognition. As a sponsor, you can be part of a fun athletic event that promotes health and wellness in our community. If you would like more information on our race, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer to mail in your registration you can download the race flyer here. Follow the instructions to mail in your registration, which must be postmarked by July 12, 2021.
At Trailhead Community (formerly known as Stepping Stone Communities), our mission is creating and designing an extraordinary opportunity for people to come together in an integrated and intentional apartment community.
Our first project is an 84 unit apartment complex where 50% of the units are allocated for adults with developmental disabilities, 25% for working professionals/millennials and 25% for active seniors. The building will include state-of-the-art technology and “Universal Design” features to promote independence and safety for all residents. A cooperative management model will integrate all three tenant groups together to make decisions about how their community will operate!
This concept was inspired by the success of Stepping Stone Support Center, a sister company established in 2013. The support center provides prevocational and life skills training, job placement, job coaching services, social events and community connections. Many of the participants who have received services through the support center will be eligible for independent living at Trailhead Community due to their success in the program.
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The Stepping Stone 5K benefits two sister organizations – the Stepping Stone Support Center and Lexi & Carly & Friends Foundation (LCF). Stepping Stone is a prevocational training center serving adults with developmental disabilities. Established in 2013, the Support Center also provides life skills training, job placement, job coaching services, social events and community connections. The mission of Lexi & Carly & Friends is to help adults with developmental disabilities lead productive and independent lives. LCF provides scholarships to participants who wish to attend the Support Center but are unable access other government funding.