Marchers to take a 'Million Steps for Peace' on Saturday
Published: March 14, 2013
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The Jason Carroll Foundation and Mothers Against Guns are sponsoring a "Million Steps for Peace" walk/run around St. Thomas on Saturday to raise awareness about violence.
The entire course is 18 miles, and six stations will be set up at three-mile intervals along the course where relay teams can hand off to each other or join the event. Participants can walk, run or cycle along the course.
The event begins at 5 a.m. at Fort Christian and will travel through Havensight to Nadir and the bridge to nowhere, then into Red hook and through Smith Bay, up Cassi Hill through Fort Mylner to Roosevelt Park and finish at the University of the Virgin Islands.
The six stations will be set up at:
- Fort Christian, registration at 4:30 a.m. and leave at 5 a.m.
- Antilles School, arrive at 6 a.m. and leave at 6:30 a.m.
- Bridge to nowhere, arrive at 7:30 and leave at 8 a.m.
- Smith Bay Park, also known as Lindqvist Beach, arrive at 9 a.m. and leave at 9:30 a.m.
- Fort Mylner, arrive at 10:30 a.m. and leave at 11 a.m.
- Roosevelt Park, arrive at noon and leave at 12:30 p.m.
The walkers/runners are expected to arrive at UVI at 2 p.m.
There will be a brief program at each station, including song, prayer and signing the peace wall, and a Peace Celebration will take place at UVI.
Free T-shirts will be given to participants when they register. Water and transportation back to the participant's start station also will be provided and participants are asked to walk with a small bottle of water.
Participants must register at least 30 minutes before the departure time for the station where they begin, and persons younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian register for them.
For more information, call Celia Carroll at 775-9337 or visit www.vimothersagainstguns.org.