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Derby’s B.E.S.T. 5k Run – Mile Walk is a community-based event held in Derby, CT. It is hosted by the Derby Campus of Walnut Hill Community Church to Better Empower the Students and Teachers in the Derby Connecticut Public Schools in their pursuit of educational excellence.

Derby Connecticut is a community that struggles to meet the educational needs of its students, which means often initiatives that would enrich, enhance or improve the educational experience in pursuit of excellence go unfunded.

The net proceeds from Derby’s B.E.S.T. 5k Run – Mile Walk will be used to fund initiatives, submitted by teachers or administrators, that enhance, enrich or improve the educational experience for students in the Derby Public Schools in pursuit of educational excellence. Only funding requests that meet the stated guidelines, goals and objectives will be accepted and considered for funding. Each accepted funding request will be evaluated and scored using a rubric to determine rank of finding. Funding will be provided according to each funding request’s rubric score from greatest to least until available funding is exhausted.

Come out, walk or run this 5k with us on the beautiful Derby Greenway to brighten the future of Derby’s Public School children and help them be all that they can be!

The 2016 Derby’s B.E.S.T. 5k Run – Walk will be held September 24th on the Derby Greenway starting and ending from the industrial park road behind BJs located at 20 Division Street.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela.

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