Connecticut Children’s Race Series

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Get up! Get out! Cure that Cabin Fever!

At times like this, it’s important to take care of yourself and your family. As a valued member of the Connecticut Children’s family, we take your health and well-being very seriously. So don’t lose sight of what’s coming in the fall – The Connecticut Children’s Race Series. With virtual participation options available, our race series provides you the opportunity to socially distance and still participate in events you know and love…or maybe even a new one!

Overall and Age Category Awards

Connecticut Children's Race Series Overall And Age Category Awards

The top male and female for each 5K will receive a Connecticut Children’s branded 20 oz. YETI® tumbler. Each age category winner will receive a logo running backpack.

Sponsor Opportunities

Partnering with Connecticut Children’s is a win-win for both large and small businesses, as it offers unique and rewarding opportunities to reach patients, parents, families and volunteers in their own communities. Align your brand with Connecticut Children’s – sponsor individual races or the whole race series.

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Interested in volunteering?

Contact us by email at or call 860-837-5700.

Upcoming Race Series Events

Jamie’s Run 5K and Kids K

November 1 – 8, 2020

Your participation supports leading-edge cancer research, providing essential resources necessary to find a cure. Beyond the medicine, emotional and financial assistance are crucial to families fighting this disease. The diagnosis of a child with cancer is devastating. Until a cure is found, the mission of Jamie’s Run is to care for the whole family as they move through treatment and beyond. All registered participants will receive a bib and long-sleeve t-shirt! The first 500 registrants will receive a Connecticut Children’s face mask.

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Past Race Series Events

5K Run for Nancy’s Kids

Virtual Race
September 5-13, 2020

Open to the public, we welcome runners, walkers, adults and children. To participate in our FREE virtual race please register and then select your own 5K course using an app like STRAVA or MapMyRun and report your results. Donations appreciated.

Run for Nancy’s Kids is organized by the University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program. The event celebrates the memory of Nancy Law, M.D., a beloved physician at Connecticut Children’s and an inspiration to many young people. Nancy’s Kids Fund provides financial assistance to families in need. Your support brings peace of mind and lifts financial burdens for families struggling to care for their children.

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Miles for Miracles VIRTUAL 5K

Your Pace, Your Place
September 14-20, 2020

Our friends at Bendett & McHugh, P.C. wanted to continue supporting Connecticut Children’s, while providing you the opportunity to socially distance and still participate in this event you know and love. Run or walk, fast or slow, one mile or 3.1 – it’s up to you – and it all benefits the patients and families at Connecticut Children’s.

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Eversource Hartford Marathon Team

Virtual Event
Saturday, October 8 – 11, 2020

Participate in the first ever VIRTUAL Eversource Hartford Marathon with Team Connecticut Children’s! The 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon will take place from October 8 through 11 and includes a new 10K race distance to complement the exisiting 5K (3.1 mile), Half Marathon (13.1 mile) and Marathon (26.2 mile) participation options.

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Reid’s Run 5K Trail Run/Walk

Winding Trails
Farmington, CT
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Lace up and join us at the 6th Annual Reid’s Run 5K Trail Run and Walk. Enjoy the pristine woods of Winding Trails, where all skill levels are encouraged 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.

Enjoy music, refreshments, fire truck demonstrations, awards and more. 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.

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Featured Events

Throughout the year, Connecticut Children’s Foundation hosts several fun-filled, signature events. These provide an excellent venue for people to make new friends and have fun! From golf to 5K’s and dining to car shows, there is something for everyone to attend in celebration of our vital mission of making the children of Connecticut the healthiest in the nation.

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