EVENT CALENDAR

There are many events held throughout the year in support of Connecticut Children’s. Whether you are looking for a family friendly event or an adult’s night out, it’s a great way to show your support to local businesses & organizations that support the programs and services we provide. Find an event and mark your calendar!


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Eversource Hartford Marathon – Team Connecticut Children’s @ Virtual Event
Oct 8 – Oct 11 all-day

YOU ARE INVITED TO RACE AND RAISE FUNDS

The 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon will take place from October 8 through 11 as a virtual event and includes a new 10K race distance.

Team Connecticut Children’s is proud to be the largest, official charity team participating in the *VIRTUAL* Eversource Hartford Marathon. Every year, our team has grown larger and more successful than the last. Over the past 16 years, team members have raised over $725,000 and more than $124,000 in 2019 alone! With your help we’ll keep growing, running, and supporting Connecticut Children’s.

How your participation helps Connecticut Children’s:

All funds you raise, including your $25 registration fee, will go directly to Connecticut Children’s! This year, you will fundraise as a member of Team Connecticut Children’s through the Hartford Marathon Foundation’s registration platform.


Team Connecticut Children’s is sponsored by

HomeLight


Through the financial support of HMF sponsor partners, led by Eversource, all race participants will still receive a finisher medal and long-sleeve technical shirt to commemorate their race. While the event will be virtual – meaning all participants run their race at a location of their choice – participants will receive training support materials and event experiences digitally, including race bibs, finisher certificates and custom race day playlists. Participants also have the option to submit verified results following their race and appear in race results online.

Oct
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Reid’s Run 5K Trail Run/Walk @ Winding Trails
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

*All in-person participants must register online – no walk-up registration*
*Limited to 100 participants in-person, unlimited Virtual 5K participation*

Lace up and join us at the 6th Annual Reid’s Run 5K Trail Run and Walk, in person or virtually. Enjoy the pristine woods of Winding Trails, where we encourage all skill levels to run in the trail race or take in the scenery on the non-competitive 5K walk. The first 200 registrants will receive a Connecticut Children’s face mask.

Age category awards will be tallied with virtual results and announced on the website. Reid’s Run is a rewarding celebration you will enjoy whether you are a serious athlete or simply love the outdoors. Your participation in the race and/or as a fundraiser supports the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Connecticut Children’s.

Sign-up for Reid’s Run  Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Program

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Jamie’s Run Virtual 5K and Kids K @ Standish Park - Old Wethersfield
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – Nov 8 @ 11:45 pm

Experience the virtual THRILL!

Lace up for Connecticut Children’s largest 5K road race event – this time at your pace, your place. The 11th Annual Road Race, walk and Kids’ K will be virtual this year! All registered participants will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt and bib, and the first 500 registrants will receive a Connecticut Children’s face mask. You’ll have so much fun while supporting vital cancer research and family support at Connecticut Children’s, giving kids and families hope!

Why not set up a fundraising team?

Jamie Knotts lost her battle with a rare liver cancer at 5 1/2 months old in 2010. This race not only honors Jamie, but also the doctors, nurses and staff at Connecticut Children’s who are living angels to the children and families who are currently struggling with cancer and blood disorders.

Your participation will ensure a brighter future for children all over Connecticut, who come to Connecticut Children’s for state-of-the-art care. The race for a cure for many forms of cancer and blood disorders continues. The proceeds equally support the Cancer Clinical Trials Program, which helps to offer the latest advancements in treatment, and the Family Assistance Fund, because the last thing a parent needs to worry about when their child is diagnosed with cancer is how to pay the bills.

Get Involved


 

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Extra Life – Play Games. Heal Kids. @ Anywhere you choose
Nov 7 all-day

Extra Life is a year-round fundraising initiative that culminates in a 24-hour gaming challenge, where participants can play from the comfort of their own homes while supporting their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $72,000 for Connecticut Children’s.


Registration Types

Extra Life Classic Participant

Signing up for Extra Life as a Classic Participant is completely free and still lets you unlock digital incentives from our community partners.

Extra Life Platinum Participant

Platinum Participants pay $19 USD but can unlock platinum-only fundraising power ups like stickers, t-shirts & medals!


Join our Extra Life Facebook group to receive notifications about special upcoming gaming days! To get involved or request more information on this year’s Extra Life activities for Connecticut Children’s please email Jessica Swirson or call 860-837-5274.

Check out who is gaming!

Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for sick and injured kids. Sign up today and dedicate a day of play for kids in your community!
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