4th annual Socci Stiletto Stampede
This is our 4th year running in stilettos to raise awareness of domestic violence! This year we are excited to have the event at The Lodge at Welch Allyn, Thank You Welch Allyn! 4355 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13153.
As always we will have the 50yd stiletto dash followed by the traditional 5k. Following the race we will announce and hand out awards and your first beer is on us! The after party will be inside The Lodge where you will be served lunch which is included with your registration. There will be live music, a cash bar, and raffles. Don't forget about our FABULOUS costume contest. Come dressed to impress!
Packet Pick-up for bib and race t shirt will be held on race day beginning at 9:00 am.
Come for the run, stay for the fun!
Adult Guest For those of you who wish to come and party but do not want to participate in the run/walk: The after party will be hosted by The Lodge at Welch Allyn. There is an attendance fee this year as The Lodge will be providing lunch. The cost of your ticket will provide you, the attendee, with lunch, live music, access to a cash bar, raffles, and an event t-shirt. T-Shirts will also be available for sale at the event.
**Please note: All those attending the after party will need to purchase a ticket to enter The Lodge**
Child Guest 5+ As with the adults, we will provide children with lunch and live entertainment. Children will not receive a t shirt. **Please note: As with the adults, all those attending the after party will need to purchase a ticket to enter The Lodge**
Parking The race will be held within the Welch Allyn campus. Parking is available on site. If you arrive after the start of the race the roadway will be blocked off until the race is complete.
3rd annual Socci Stiletto Stampede remembers Katie Socci with laughter
For the third straight year, friends, family and strangers will gather at Onondaga Lake Park to do something that would have made Katie Socci smile.
The nurse from Auburn was murdered three years ago by her estranged boyfriend. Since then, several of her friends have come together to start the Socci Stiletto Stampede, an admittedly "ridiculous" day of laughter, running, high heels and remembrance.
Karrie Glatt and Erin Colaneri helped organize the 3rd annual Socci Stiletto Stampede, a 5K preceded by a 50-yard dash in high heels. The event takes place Saturday at 9 a.m. at Willow's Bay at Onondaga Lake Park.
Everyone is encouraged to dress up in ridiculous outfits, strap on their tallest stilettos and precariously dash for the finish line. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, as well as to top finishers in the stiletto dash and the 5K.
Glatt and Colaneri met Socci while the three were working in San Diego as nurses. They became fast friends and eventually all ended up back in Central New York together.
"In California, you wear heels everywhere," Glatt said. "You'll even see people wearing heels on the beach."
But more importantly, Saturday's heel-heavy race is a chance to do something silly. Something ridiculous. Something Socci would have laughed at.
Participants are encouraged to wear costumes as they awkwardly sprint half a football field in high heels. Last year, men and women (though mostly men) came decked out in tutus, Speedos and all sorts of outrageous gear.
Money raised from the event benefits a scholarship fund created in Socci's name at Cayuga Community College. Proceeds also benefit the Vera House. Over the last two years, the event has raised more than $50,000, Glatt said.
This year, an after party will be held at White Water Pub in Liverpool with music by Kat Tale as well as drinks and food. At the race, the Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band will kick things off, followed by music from Jess Novak & Master Thieves. There will also be prize baskets raffled off with goods from local businesses.
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Stiletto Stampede event Saturday in honor of Katie Socci
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - This weekend, an event will be held to remember an Auburn woman who
was murdered by her ex-boyfriend two years ago.
The Stiletto Stampede in honor of Katie Socci will be held at Onondaga Lake Park, Saturday at 9
a.m. in the Willow Bay Section.
This will be the second Stiletto Stampede in honor of Katie.
Her friends and family tell us they will never have full closure. But at least now they can breathe a
sigh of relief knowing the man who killed her will be in prison for a long time, if not the rest of his
Aside from being a mother a little girl, Katie was also devoted to her job as a nurse at Upstate
All of the money raised will go toward a nursing scholarship for a student at Cayuga Community
College as well as to the Vera House, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence.
The event includes a 5k run and walk and 50-yard stiletto dash. Organizers say that's your chance
to dress up in costume and wear some high heels as you race to the finish line.
Friends say this part of the race is very fitting when it comes to remembering Katie, who they say
loved to have fun and laugh.
Socci Stiletto Stampede 5K Walk/Run to honor . . . Auburn mother
syracuse.com | The Post-Standard By syracuse.com | The Post-Standard on February 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM, updated February 16, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Katie Socci, of Auburn, was murdered last summer. Her former live-in boyfriend, David F. McNamara, was charged with second-degree murder, accused of killing her.
Thursday would have been her 30th birthday.
Erin Colaneri and Karrie Glatt worked with Socci at University Hospital. They have set up a scholarship fund in Socci’s honor. The Socci Stiletto Stampede will help raise money for the Katie Marie Socci Scholarship Fund, a nursing scholarship begun at Cayuga Community College in memory of a great friend and an outstanding nurse.
The event will begin with a 50 yard stiletto dash at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K walk/run. After the run, all participants are welcome to stay and enjoy scheduled festivities.