PHOTOS: Abilis Walk/Run Draws Biggest Crowd Ever

The Ladies of 101

The Ladies of 101 arrived for the annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

The Annual Walk / Run for Abilis was held at Tod’s Point on Sunday, raising about $150,000 to support individuals with special needs and their families of all ages and abilities.

With a drizzly start, the temperature was ideal for a run nonetheless. By late morning the clouds parted and the event turnout was the biggest yet. There were 200 runners and 700 walkers. In addition about 150 volunteers made the even run smoothly.

In all, over 1,000 people participated in the event.

The event included a 5K run, a one-mile, accessible walk, family-friendly activities and food, was enjoyed by individuals of all ages and abilities.

There was a kid’s activity tent with arts & crafts and face-painting, a bouncy castle, a “Bubble Bus” and a fire truck that children and parents enjoyed exploring! 

Abilis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports over 700 individuals with special needs and their families of all ages and abilities. Abilis has been a leader in serving the special needs community in Fairfield County in towns including, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, Weston, and Wilton, and has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high quality care.


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Bubbles

Kids of all ages thrilled at the bubble truck by BubbleBus.com at the annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds turned out for the annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod's Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds turned out for the annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds turned out for the annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod's Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds turned out for the annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

 

Bob Capazzo, Stephanie Dunn Ashley

At the Abilis 5K finish line, Stephanie Dunn Ashley gets a high five from Bob Capazzo. October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds turned out for the annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod's Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds turned out for the annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

Ross Perry, Dennis Perry

Abilis CEO Dennis Perry with his son Ross at annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich, October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager


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Abilis

Many wore costumes to the Abilis Walk/Run at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds turned out for the annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod's Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds turned out for the annual Abilis Walk/Run at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich on October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

Fenix Salon, Alexandra Toro, Bella, John and Sandra

The team from Fenix Salon geared up for the 5K run at the Abilis Walk/Run at Tod’s Point, October 15. Photo: Leslie Yager

GHS Dance Team at Abilis Run/Walk

The Greenwich High School Dance team: Kenleigh Merritt, Lindsay Kinsella, Eva Moore, Ellie Sylvester, Delainey Sheehan, Bianca Cardini, Caitlin Oarr, Daniella Jones, Kaitlyn Daly, Sarah Buehler, Tabitha Ireifej, Robin Bologna, Caitlin Chisholm, Jackie Cochran. Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Zach at the finish line

Zach Karas crosses the finish line at the Abilis 5K, Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

GHS cheerleaders

Greenwich High School Cheerleaders helped root for the walkers and runners at Tod’s Point. Darian Fauser, Leeza Santana, Erica Smith, Ashley Rugg, and Emma Ryan. Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

  

KATIE YU

Katie Yu participated in the 5K run with Abilis on Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Schools human resources director Bob Stacy ran the Abilis 5K on Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Schools human resources director Bob Stacy ran the Abilis 5K on Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sprinting toward the finish line at the Abilis 5K on Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sprinting toward the finish line at the Abilis 5K on Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Face painting was one of the activities at the annual Abilis Run/Walk. Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Face painting was one of the activities at the annual Abilis Run/Walk. Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Face painting was one of the activities at the annual Abilis Run/Walk. Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Face painting was one of the activities at the annual Abilis Run/Walk. Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

GHS dance team

The GHS dance team participated int he warm-ups at the Abilis Run/Walk, Oct 15, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager


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