Victoria Soto was a passionate teacher who tragically lost her life protecting her students at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. In her honor, the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. was created, which is supported annually by the Vicki Soto 5k. This event has taken place through the picturesque Lordship section of Stratford, CT Vicki’s hometown. This year the race is back in Bridgeport!
The 11th Annual Vicki Soto 5K is a family-friendly walk/run that will take place on Saturday November 4th at Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater in Bridgeport. The USATF Certified race route will take you from the Amphitheater, through Seaside Park with picturesque views of Long Island Sound.
All registered participants will receive a wristband for entry into the Amphitheater; spectators and/or family members will also be required to have a wristband.
Since its inception, the Vicki Soto 5k has hosted thousands of participants from all around the country. It has raised money to support high school seniors who want to pursue a career in the field of education.
The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc has awarded $375,000 in educational scholarships and provided over $220,000 in literacy, education, and community enrichment. $50,000 has also been awarded to DonorsChoose projects.