"Take a Walk on the Wild Side!"
WHO: Strides is managed by the Fundraising Committee of the Villanova Special Olympics Committee.
WHAT: Strides is a 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk fundraising event that benefits the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival. The event typically attracts over 500 participants, many of whom are students at Villanova University. This year's theme, "Take a Walk on the Wild Side!", is a perfect compliment to our Jungle themed Fall Festival taking place on November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
WHERE & WHEN: Strides will be held on the campus of Villanova University on Wednesday, September 26th (rain date: Friday, September 28th). Pre-registration and check-in begins at 5pm and the race begins promptly at 6pm. Participants will begin and finish the event in the Quad between Sheehan and Sullivan Halls.
WHY: Strides is annually the largest fundraising event held by the Special Olympics Committee, and the funds received here allow athletes to enjoy the Festival free of charge.
How to Register
- Sign up at the Special Olympics tables outside the Upper Level of the Connelly Center, near the Oreo, from September 20-21 and September 24-26.
- Sign up at the event on September 26th starting at 5 PM.
- Register online
Please note: We request a minimum $20 donation to participate, which includes a free Strides t-shirt, snacks, and entry to win raffle prizes.