Saturday,  August 6th – Sunday, August 14th

Join Homes for the Brave for our signature event of the year! This year, we are stepping out in honor of our brave servicemen and women. Between Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 14th, join the Step Out for the Brave 40,000 Step Challenge to take 40,000 steps for each of the 40,000 homeless Veterans across the United States. Complete the challenge individually or as a group. Step Out in one day or nine. Each step you take is a step towards helping a homeless Veteran.

Our annual Step Out for the Brave draws hundreds of people from across Connecticut and beyond. We have gone national and are now bringing the challenge to YOUR doorstep. Take 4 steps or 40,000. Individuals of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Remember to snap a picture when you participate for us to share on social media. Just tag us in your photos!

Kickoff Event!

Join us on Saturday, August 6th at the University of Bridgeport Pedestrian Mall for the Step Out for the Brave Kickoff Party! The festivities will take from 9:00 am – noon with live entertainment, refreshments, and more! RSVP to Mea Allbert at

How to Participate

The Challenge enables you to run or walk from any location you choose at any time during the Step Out for the Brave Challenge. Run or walk on the trail, the treadmill, on a track, at the beach, or wherever you choose. Your choice, your time, your challenge. Step Out in Connecticut or have friends and family from anywhere across the country register and join in on the fun.

Be a team captain and help raise funds as a team, finishing the 40,000 steps together.
Challenge yourself to take a step towards helping homeless Veterans
Have 10 or more to register? Contact us so we can help you save some money.-

It costs $40 to register per person. The registration fee includes platform fees, event shirt, and applicable shipping fees. Shirts will be available for pick up ahead of time and can be mailed for those unable to pick them up in person.

Proceeds from the event will support our mission to help homeless individuals, most of whom are Veterans, return to independence. We help them with housing, nutrition, life skills, mental health, computer training, and so much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I run/walk?

Wherever you would like, but please follow all local and state mandates and distancing guidelines in place. Follow all rules of the roads, trails, or venues you choose to run or walk.

Do I have to complete the distance all at one time/by myself?

This is YOUR challenge. You can complete the distance at once or break it up over the whole nine days. You can break up the 40,000 steps among team members. Set your personal goal and conquer it!

Will the event be timed?

The Challenge will be untimed. All levels of walkers, runners, and joggers are welcome. You are free to complete the Challenge at once or over the whole nine days,

How will people know I’m participating?

Upon registration, you will receive a downloadable bib that you can personalize and wear on the day you participate. Your registration also includes an event shirt.

Will there be awards?

Yes. Awards and categories will be announced at a later date.

Participants on Step Up Course

Challenge your coworkers, friends, and family members to complete 40,000 steps!

Step Out as a team or individually! Each step you take is a step towards helping homeless Veterans.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors:



Gold Sponsors:

Red, White, & Blue Sponsor:


Silver Sponsors:


Winner’s Circle Sponsors:




Bernadette Baldino


Salute Our Veterans Sponsors:

Gerard Musto


Become a Sponsor!

Companies and individuals can sponsor the Event or Salute a Veteran in honor or memory of a personal hero or loved one. Levels range from $100 up to $5,000.


Everything included with the Gold Level Sponsor, plus:

  • Table at Kick-Off Event
  • Identified as presenting sponsor on all live video content
  • Logo included on event bib/finisher certificate
  • 15 complimentary registrations for the event


Everything included with the Red, White, & Blue Level Sponsor, plus:

  • Company inclusion in all event-related press releases
  • Company listing on event registration pages
  • 10 complimentary registrations for the event


Everything included with the Silver Sponsor, plus:

  • Live Shout-OUt at Kick-Off Event
  • 8 complimentary registrations for the even


Everything included with the Salute Our Veterans Sponsor, plus:

  • Logo printed on official event shirt (deadline 7/10)
  • Inclusion in sponsor shout-out social media posts
  • 6 complimentary registrations for the event


Everything included with the Salute Our Veterans Sponsor, plus:

  • Identified as sponsor of prize for raffle or event category winner
  • 4 complimentary registrations for the event


  • Company logo and link to your website in email blasts & event page
  • Dedicated social media post in honor or memory of an individual or group
  • 1 complimentary registration for the event