Join Greenwich Road Runners (GRR) and members of the Greenwich community on Friday, October 21, 2022 to honor Eliza Fletcher, a kindergarten teacher, wife and mom of two young children who was kidnapped and killed during a pre-dawn run in Memphis, Tennessee in early September. GRR is organizing an early morning run/walk to complete the miles that Eliza, an accomplished marathoner, never did.
Like thousands of runners around the U.S. who have gathered to finish Eliza’s run, GRR wants to raise awareness of the dangers runners face, especially women and to celebrate Eliza’s life.
Runners and walkers can choose distances ranging from 1.5 to 4.1 miles on a course that begins and ends at our host's site Raphael’s Bakery on Mason Street. Participants will meet at Raphael’s Bakery at 5:30 a.m. and receive a short safety briefing from the Greenwich Police Department before heading out to finish Eliza’s run. All are welcome to gather at Raphael’s after the run/walk for discounted morning coffee and croissants!
The first 50 women will receive a custom runners safety alarms courtesy of Christine Podber, a local Licensed Professional Counselor and active member of the Greenwich Road Runners.
Donation can be made to the Liza Wellford Fletcher Fund: https://www.stmarysschool.org/support-st-marys/liza-wellford-fletcher-fund