Walkathon 2021

The Walkathon is an all-school effort to raise support for important charities. The 2021 Walkathon will focus on organizations that support individuals experiencing housing insecurity. This includes several local organizations: Midnight Run, Pacific House, Inspirica, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), and Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI).

We missed you, GCDS! We are excited that during this year’s Walkathon, we can all walk together! While we must continue to take important precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are glad that we can all come together (masked!) to participate in this community-wide event. Please note: schedule and COVID-19 restrictions are subject to change.


Friday, October 15 - Afternoon Sports

3:30 - 7:30 pm
3:30 pm - MS Field Hockey vs. King (Stanwich Front Field)
3:30 pm - MS Volleyball vs. King (OCR North Gym)
4:00 pm - MS Football vs. Iona Prep (Stanwich Back Field)
6:00 pm - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Masters (Stanwich Front Field)

Saturday, October 16

9:00 am 
Cross Country Run with Peter Preston, run will include hills and trails
Old Church Road Lower Fields

9:00 - 9:30 am
N and Pre K Walk
Old Church Road Campus, meet at Dance Studio 

10:30 am 
GCDS Dancers perform 
Old Church Road Campus, Upper Field 

10:40 am 
Walkathon Begins and Jazz Band Performs
Old Church Road Campus

11: 30 am - 5:30 pm 
OCR Sports: 
11:30 am MS Boys Soccer vs. Saint Davids (Upper Field)
11:30 am MS Girls Soccer (Upper Field)
11:30 am JV Volleyball  vs. Capital Prep (North Gym)

Stanwich Campus Sports:
1:30 pm Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Frederick Gunn School (Front Field)
3:00 pm Varsity Football vs. Long Island Lutheran (Back Field)
4:00 pm Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Frederick Gunn School (Back Field)




Safety & Health Protocols

In order to ensure the healthy and safety of our community, please respect the following guidelines for participation:

  • All participants will be required to wear a mask throughout the duration of the walk.
  • No food will be served at this year’s event; please do not bring your own food. Water bottles are OK.

Note: plans are subject to change and/or further refinement as we continue to ensure compliance with health and safety guidelines.

Tiger Shop HoursUpper School Campus:
Friday 3 - 6:30 pm
Saturday: 1 - 4:30 pm 

Old Church Road Campus: 
Saturday: 8:30 am  - 12:30 pm

*Hours are subject to change.