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Last year, despite challenges from the pandemic we still served over 700 children. We need your help to continue our critical work to make a difference in the lives of children with vision loss!

We need our VIPS supporters help more than ever during this uniquely challenging time with the gift of a new donation or pledge, or continuing your existing your support. If you are not a monthly donor--now would be a great time to initiate a monthly gift. The families we serve depend on our teachers and we depend on you to help us in our critical mission to provide early intervention to every child with blindness or low vision.

Learn more about how VIPS is moving forward with our services in spite of COVID-19.

Lynn Family 5K Logo

September 11 - October 10, 2021
Virtual Only

It's Time to Stampede for VIPS!

Our Lynn Family 5k for VIPS is now VIRTUAL only! This new format allows us to ensure that the vulnerable population of infants, toddlers and preschoolers that we serve stay safe and healthy during a time of rising Covid cases in young children. A virtual race means that supporters can participate from anywhere! This event raises funds for Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) and features a category of race winners specifically celebrating runners who are blind or visually impaired!

Choose to walk or run the 1- or 3-mile lengths anywhere and anytime from 9/11/21 through 10/11/21. Set up a fundraiser and create a team or invite friends and family to donate. Teams or individuals can even complete the race at one go or over the course of several days. Participants can also submit their running times, in order to be included in the competition for prizes. Each participant in the race will receive a t-shirt and a medal.

Taking pictures and videos are encouraged! VIPS wants to see how you enjoyed the virtual race, whether alone or with a team of family and friends!


Sign up today for this virtual race!


  • Commemorative Race T-Shirts
  • B/VI, Overall and Age Group Awards (5 Year Age Divisions, Top 3 M/F)
  • Social Teams to enhance your race experience. Largest Team and team that fundraises the most wins a prize!
  • 5k Virtual Run/Walk, 1-mile Virtual Run/Walk


Service dogs are the only animals allowed at Bowman Field.

STampede for VIPS family fundraising pages


Create a fundraiser for VIPS when you register and invite friends and family to help raise money!


Special thanks to our 2021 sponsors!

Complete your event registration online.

Registering for the Lynn 5K for VIPS has never been easier. Click the button to get started!

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