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Vermont Respite House 5K Fun Run & Jiggety Jog

Saturday, May 9, 2015
at Allen Brook School

497 Talcott Road, Williston, VT (Just down the road from Vermont Respite House)

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Join us for this year's 5K Fun Run & Jiggety Jog, our annual fundraiser for VNA's Vermont Respite House, Vermont's only Medicare-certified hospice home. Money raised helps provide room, board, personal care and special service for residents, regardless of their ability to pay. We welcome runners, joggers, walkers, bikers, and hoola-hoopers! Check back in April for registration information.



Sharon Keegan and Champ Sharon Keegan and Champ


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The Course

Our 5K course starts and finishes at the Allen Brook School. Participants head out and back on the Williston bike path and run through the Southridge neighborhood. The course is run primarily on paved surfaces and is gently rolling.

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Directions to Allen Brook School

From I-89 take Exit 12. Take Route 2A to Taft Corners. Take a right onto Route 2. Talcott Road is the first left. Follow the road around to Allen Brook School. The school entrance is on the left. Parking is available.

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Register Today

To Register Online: You may register online by visiting our First giving Page. On this page, you can get more information about the event, register you and/or a team and create a fundraising page. Invite friends and family to sponsor you on your page.

To Register by Mail: Download the official Fun Run Entry Form (Adobe PDF) and pledge sheet here. Complete the entry form and mail it back tothe VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT, 05446, attn: Crystal Vendrell. Invite friends and family to sponsor you by signing up on the pledge sheet.

You may also register the day of the event starting at 8 am. 

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You may sponsor a Fun Run participant or a team.

To Donate Online: You may donate online by clicking here.   On the First Giving page, select the Fundraisers or Teams tab and donate to their page. Help a Fun Run participant or team make their goal. And help us reach our goal today!

For more information, contact Crystal Vendrell at 802 860-4435 or vendrell@vnacares.org .

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How to Volunteer

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Crystal Vendrell at 860-4435 for more information or email vendrell@vnacares.org.

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Fundraising Made FUN!

When you reach $100 in pledges, you will received a custom Vermont Respite House Fun Run t-shirt! 

Go for the Goal and reach $1,000 and you can be entered into the Jiggety Jog Club!

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The Jiggety Jog Club Challenge!

Individuals and groups that raise $1,000 or more in donations for Vermont Respite House will become members of the Jiggety Jog Club. Members of the Jiggety Jog Club will have their own check-in table on the day of the event and will receive special t-shirt and recognition at the Awards Ceremony.

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Run Times

Want to see the Race Results from 2014? Click here.

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Event Sponsors

All costs for this event are generously underwritten by:




Coca-Cola                  Vermont Creamery

  DownsRachlinMartin                   SecurShred

Sterling Construction             Snyder Homes

New England Air         Hackett Valine & MacDonald

Union Mutual         Hannaford  




 Willie Racine's, Inc.        

 Birchwood North Building Services        


And Media Sponsors:

WCAX          Free Press Media      


The VNA would especially like to thank Principal John Terko and the Allen Brook School for generously donating their site for this event.

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Vermont Respite House

Vermont Respite House

Founded in 1991, Vermont Respite House is a program of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties. Vermont Respite House is not a hospital, nursing home or institution, but truly a home-away-from-home where people with terminal illness can spend their final days in peace surrounded by the love of family and friends. Respite House is a unique model in health care. It is the first and currently only Medicare-certified hospice residence in Vermont. Vermont Respite House is committed to the Hospice philosophy of helping people live a quality life until their death by respecting and supporting the uniqueness of each person. A variety of personalized services are provided by a well-qualified interdisciplinary team, house managers and trained volunteers. Services are provided regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or diagnosis.

For  more information about Vermont Respite House or to take an online virtual tour, click here.

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