Event: Joining Forces for Safer Roads
Please join us for our 1st Global Road Safety Week event, May 15-22, 2022.
For Global Road Safety Week in 2022, we are hosting the first ever event, Joining Forces for Safer Roads. Our partners in the UK will be running the width of their country east to west, and we are running across Massachusetts, west to east, so we can meet at the Atlantic and pledge to increase road safety awareness on both a local and global scale.
People can sign up to run, walk, bike or roll for a 5 mile leg along the route. You can do this as an individual or a team, and we have a goal of raising $500 for each leg.
Half of the funds raised will go towards road safety programs that Safe Roads Alliance has, such as Kids Speaking Up for Road Safety. We are also thrilled to partner with America Walks and their community change micro-grant program, so the other 50% of the funds we raise will go towards $1,500 micro-grants which local municipalities anywhere in MA can apply for. The funds can be used for small traffic calming measures, such as painted crosswalks, neighborways, tactical urbanism projects, speed bumps, or towards a larger project they already have underway. This way we can engage more communities in traffic calming measures or road safety education initiatives, and each community can feel like they can make small changes to their roads which can have a huge impact on safety.
Check out the event details here, choose a leg along the route, form a team of friends, family or co-workers, and sign up to participate! You can complete the leg anytime between May 15th and 22nd. Find out how the funds raised will benefit Massachusetts towns and cities directly. We are excited to give back on a local level so we can make our roads safer one crosswalk or intersection at a time.
Prizes will be given to the team who raises the most money, as well as the largest team!
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors who care deeply about road safety
Interested in sponsoring this event? It's not too late! Check out Joining Forces for Safer Roads Sponsorship Information
May 15, 2022 at 12:00pm - May 22, 2022
Road Safety Challenge Across Mass
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