Vermont Respite House 5K Fun Run & Jiggety Jog
Saturday, May 10, 2014
at Allen Brook School
497 Talcott Road, Williston, VT (Just down the road from Vermont Respite House)
Our fingers are already crossed for nice weather for all of our participants who walk, jog and bike to raise money 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.
Thanks to the participants and our many corporate and individual sponsors, we met our goal and raised $50,000.
- Registration and Event Times
- Course Description
- Register Today
- Donate Today
- How to Volunteer
- Fundraising Made FUN!
- Run Times from 2013
- Event Sponsors
- Vermont Respite House
Day-of-Registration opens 8 am
Turn in pledge money at registration in the Allen Brook School gym on event day.
5K Run begins 9 am
This is a timed event.
Jiggety Jog begins 9:05 am
This portion of the event is not timed and is for walkers, bikes, rollerblades, skateboards
The Awards Ceremony begins at 10:15 am.
Medals for runners will be presented to the top two males and females in all age categories as well as the overall winner. The Awards ceremony for Jiggety Jog Club members and other top fundraisers to follow. We will also be having a special acknowledgment for the founders of Vermont Respite House.
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.
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.
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: Maria McGrath. 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.
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 Maria McGrath at 802 860-4435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Volunteer
If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Maria McGrath at 860-4435 for more information or email email@example.com .
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!
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.
All costs for this event are generously underwritten by:
Willie Racine's, Inc.
Birchwood North Building Services
And Media Sponsors:
The VNA would especially like to thank Principal John Terko and the Allen Brook School for generously donating their site for this event.
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.