Sherman’s NFSAW Run/Walk Event Taking Place on October 29th

Sherman’s NFSAW Run/Walk Event Taking Place on October 29th

The Sherman Run/Walk for NFSAW (National Fire Safety and Awareness Week) is set to take place on October 29th, 2023. This event aims to promote fire safety awareness, raise funds for the cause, and foster a sense of community and camaraderie. By participating in this event, you not only contribute to a noble cause but also actively engage in spreading awareness about fire safety, an essential aspect of our daily lives.

Why NFSAW Matters:

Fire safety is a concern that affects us all, regardless of age, gender, or location. NFSAW plays a pivotal role in educating people about the importance of fire safety, offering valuable insights, and highlighting the steps we can take to prevent fires and ensure the safety of our loved ones and property.

The Sherman Run/Walk:

The Sherman Run/Walk is a family-friendly event designed to bring the community together and make fire safety a topic of discussion and action. Here’s what you can expect from this exciting event:

  1. Fun for All Ages: Whether you are a seasoned runner, a casual walker, or have little ones in tow, the Sherman Run/Walk caters to all fitness levels and age groups. It’s not about the pace but about the participation.
  2. The Joy of Giving: Proceeds from the Sherman Run/Walk will go directly towards fire safety education and resources. Your involvement will make a tangible impact on spreading awareness and saving lives.
  3. Awareness and Education: Throughout the event, participants will have access to valuable information about fire safety. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance on creating a safer living environment.
  4. A Sense of Community: This event provides an excellent opportunity for community members to come together, fostering bonds and encouraging support for a common cause.

Purpose: We’re lacing up our sneakers to make a difference! Join us in raising funds for the New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (NFSAW), dedicated to providing refuge, medical care, and second chances for needy dogs and cats. NFSAW also works to protect animals from cruelty, promote responsible pet ownership, and reduce companion animal overpopulation through education and spay/neuter advocacy.

Event Details:

Registration Fee: There’s a registration fee to benefit NFSAW. Your participation goes a long way in supporting our furry friends!

Registration Link:  Register for any of the 4 events here: Sherman Run/Walk for NFSAW (

Event Slots:
Hot Dogs:                1 Mile- $16- 1:30 PM – 1:58 PM

Cozy Cats:                1 Mile- $16- 2:00 PM – 2:29 PM

Loveable Mutts:       1 Mile- $16- 2:30 PM – 2:59 PM

Wild Cats:                 1.5 Miles- $20- 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

How to Register:

Registering for the Sherman Run/Walk is easy. Simply visit our official website [website link] to sign up for the event. Early registration is encouraged to secure your spot and help us plan for a fantastic day.

Registration Deadline: Don’t miss out! Registration ends on October 28th.

Event Details: Enjoy the picturesque setting near Lake Candlewood as you run or walk. The 1-mile events include a scenic 1/2-mile gravel loop, traversed twice. The grand finale at 3:00 PM is a 1.5-mile run/walk, circling the gravel track three times. Results will be hand-timed and posted on the Facebook 169 page linked here: (Run 169 Towns Society | Facebook)

Questions: If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at                                           

Let’s make a paw-sitive impact together! Don’t miss this chance to support NFSAW and have a great time with fellow animal lovers. Share the love by using #Run4NFSAW.

See you on October 29th for a fun-filled day of running, walking, and making a difference in the lives of animals in need!

You may Contribute Also:

If you’re unable to participate in the event but still wish to contribute, you can donate directly to NFSAW through our website. Every dollar makes a difference in furthering the cause of fire safety awareness and education.