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Valley Friendship Tour

You can help someone live a more fulfilling life!

Join us at the Alternatives' Whitin Mill (50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA) on June 1, 2024 for our 39th year. Run, walk, bike, and have fun while raising funds for Open Sky's programs.

Register your team

Walk, run, bike, or come have a fun time out on the Dennis H. Rice Plaza. Gather your friends and family to start a fundraising team to raise funds for Open Sky programs. There will be awards and prizes for the top teams and fundraisers at the event! 

Registered participants will receive a Valley Friendship Tour t-shirt and free lunch (gluten-free and vegetarian options available). 

Register now to walk, run, or bike

Sponsorship Opportunities

The more you raise, the better the prize!

Top fundraisers will earn incentives as a thank you.

Awards will be presented to the top fundraisers and teams during the event, but you have until June 30th to be eligible for fundraising incentives.

Prizes are cumulative. The more you raise, the more items you get!

Dollars Raised Fundraising Incentive
‌$100 V‌FT baseball cap
$250 VFT beach towel
$500+ VFT vest

New to VFT? Here's what you need to know!

Participants are invited to walk, jog or ride through the Blackstone Valley on one of three non-competitive routes: 30-Mile cycling route (9am), a 5K walk/run (10am), or a Golden Mile walk (11am). The variety of routes means that people of all ages and abilities, those with and without disabilities or mental health challenges, are able to come together as equal participants. All routes begin and end at the Alternatives Whitin Mill in Whitinsville, MA, where participants come together to enjoy lunch, entertainment, raffles and family-friendly activities.

All proceeds from the Tour fund essential programs at Open Sky serving individuals with complex challenges such as mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and homelessness. By coming together with others, sponsors and participants are helping to ensure the youth, young adults, and families Open Sky serves will have the support they need to lead fulfilling lives.


Email us at events@openskycs.org

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