ALEXANDRIA, VA – For more than 50 years, ALIVE! has helped people in need in the Alexandria community. In one week, September 11-13, the 2020 StepALIVE! Walkathon is scheduled to take place. The annual fundraiser, which supports all ALIVE! programs, is in its 39th year.
The registration website, stepalivewalk.org, shares the message that “assistance has become more vital than ever during this coronavirus pandemic. Please help us continue to fight poverty and hunger in Alexandria by walking with us in our 2020 virtual walkathon.”
With a virtual walkathon, participants are encouraged to walk in parks, near their places of worship, and other safe areas. While doing so, ALIVE! asks people to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The nonprofit encourages taking pictures while walking and posting them to their social media accounts.
Participants are welcome to walk whatever distance they choose – five kilometers or five miles.
For individuals, the registration fee is $25. Children ages six to 13 and seniors 70 years and older can join for $10. Children younger than six years can walk for free. All participants will receive a 2020 StepALIVE! t-shirt by when they drive through the ALIVE! parking lot at 2723 King Street. Pick-up dates and times are September 10 and 11 from 4-7 p.m.
Sponsors are needed. If interested, click HERE.