Walk Like MADD - a fundraising 5K walk for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Susan Adamich!
2019 Ventura County Walk Like MADD 5K
This event is dedicated to Chris Prewitt, my friend and classmate whose life was tragically cut short.
Why We Walk: CHRIS PREWITT
Home City: Ventura, California
Crash Anniversary: April 06, 2014
On the early morning of April 6th, 2014, Chris Prewitt was jogging, training for a marathon, along the side of Victoria Avenue between the cities of Ventura and Oxnard. His goal was to run 16 miles that morning, come home to his wife and daughter, and spend the day with them. Tragically, he never came home. Chris was struck and killed by a driver who was operating her vehicle under the influence of xanex and marijuana. A choice was made, and that choice took another person’s life.
Chris Prewitt was a figure-head in the community of Ventura-- a coach, a teacher, a vice principal, but most importantly, he was a husband and father. He was known for his kind heart, his tenacity to work with students and athletes to ensure their success, and he was a dear friend to many. Not only was Chris heavily involved with his community, and beloved by those who worked with him, but Chris was also a loving husband and incredible father. Erin and Izzy were the two people that this tragedy struck the hardest. The loss of a husband and father is one that no family should have to shoulder, and the senseless loss of his life is one that they have to wake to, every day, for the rest of their days. We share Chris’s story in hopes that it serves as a cautionary tale to those that hear it. That we can help end the vicious cycle of senseless decisions involving drugs, drinking and driving, which leads to the loss of innocent life. That one decision can result in another’s loss, taking away something irreplaceable.
Trail Rating: It’s a run/walk on city sidewalks, but if it was a hike it would be rated GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: Check in: 7:00 am-8:30 am. Race 9:00 am-11:00 am - Afterwards, everyone is invited to gather for lunch at the Collection - there are many good choices of eating places.
Optional dress is 80’s theme for the walk.
Distance: 5 Km (3.1 miles)
Elevation Gain: 0
AllTrails Track: Loop
Water Required: water will be available throughout the event
Permits / Passes: NA
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: The Collection at RiverPark - 2751 Park View Ct. #261
Oxnard, California 93036 (near Target).
You must register for this event. Please use the link below. Our team is listed as: Girls Who Hike.
(Fundraising is your choice - please consider making a donation to this worthy organization.)
Kids: Yes! (kids under 18 must be accompanied by their own parent/guardian)
***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver