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Everything You Need to Know About Steppin’ Up (But Forgot to Ask)

Everything You Need to Know About Steppin’ Up (But Forgot to Ask)

Can’t wait to see you on May 4. Here are some tips for the day and a basic timeline to let you know what happens when and what you need to do.

Before May 4:

On May 4:

8:30 a.m.

  • Come early, review the route, and plan to park behind Claremont Middle School at Arrowhead or behind Peraza Dermatology.
  • Wear something festive. “May the 4th be with You” is the theme. But also bring sunscreen and comfortable shoes.
  • Go inside the school to sign in. Yes, we need an accurate head count so everyone needs to sign in.
  • Here’s a QR code to sign in online.

  • Go inside to sign up for door prizes and raffle tickets.
  • If you are meeting a team, make sure you know where your team is meeting or text your team captain. Be sure to arrange for a team photo either inside the school or outside by the entrance.
  • Yes, there will be food, but it doesn’t hurt to bring a snack and a water bottle.

9:45 a.m.

  • There will be a pre-race rally in front of the school at 9:45 with remarks by TPN folks and survivors. Be courteous and tune in as this is often an incredibly moving experience.

10 a.m.

  • Let the runners go first.
  • Walk with your team and mind the greeters and traffic police along the route. If you need a map for reference, download this page to your phone and scroll along.
  • You can stop for water or to use the toilet at the Visitor Center or Trinity Church.
  • Plan to be back by 11.

11 a.m.

  • A post-walk rally starts with more announcements, speakers and door prizes being given out.
  • Stop by the concession stand or use the porta potty.
  • Enjoy the kids’ activities in the Family Fun Zone, including face painting, temporary tattoos, corn hole, bubbles, and more.

What Steppin’ Up is All About

Each year hundreds of community members, including families and local businesses, join together to support people who have been affected by domestic violence, relationship abuse, sexual assault, and stalking by walking a 5K around downtown Claremont. Steppin’ Up also helps raise funds for violence prevention education in Sullivan County, New Hampshire.

Help Create a Violence-Free Future

Our hope is that you will support victims and survivors by joining our growing list of supporters and becoming a friend of our organization.

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