Sears Park, 68 N. Main Street (EHHS), East Hampton, CT, 06424, Connecticut, US

Start Date

10/02/2021

Activities: RunSignUp, Running race 100 Yards

The Benny Fund will sponsor the Benny Fund Run & Walk (5K & Kids Fun Run) on October 02, 2021.  We welcome all runners, walkers, and volunteers of all ages!

The Benny Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving mental health and preventing suicide through advocacy and education. We strive to ensure mental health is spoken about openly at our dinner tables, in our schools, and as a community, while working to end stigma and silence. We do this through mental health advocacy campaigns, such as Benny's Run and #projectlove, and by providing funding for mental health and suicide prevention educational programs. Additionally, we award scholarships to high school students. 

Race details: Please arrive (and park) at Sears Park (68 N. Main St., East Hampton, CT) between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM to pick up your shirt and bib.  Shuttles will leave for the start line at 9:30 AM.   The race will finish at Sears Park.  You must take the shuttle to the start line. 

Same day registration will be available 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Sears Park.  However, we hope you can register online as soon as possible so that we can get a more accurate count for the shirts.  We cannot guarantee a t-shirt for same day registration.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 5K Run

    Please arrive at Sears Park by 9:00 AM to pick up your bib and shirt. Participants will be shuttled to the start line. The race will end at Sears Park. The 5K runners and walkers will start at 10:00am. Sign-up online before September 01, 2021 to secure a free race t-shirt. We will try to ensure all runners are given a shirt, but cannot make guarantees after that date. The 5k runners will run around a portion of Lake Pocotopaug and finish at Sears Park. The full course map is posted on this site (subject to change). Please feel free to run or walk the 5k with your kids (0-5yrs are free). There will also be a kid's fun run directly after the 5k finishes.
    Activity Starts: 10/2/2021 10:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 1/1/2020 07:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Benny Fund Race Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2020 07:00
      Registration closes : 9/30/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $1.25


  2. Kids Fun Run

    The kids fun run will occur just after 5K runners and walkers cross the finish line (est. 11:30am). We will split the races by age group and will give out prizes. Each child that is registered will receive a Benny's Run t-shirt and prize! The races will vary by age group. We welcome toddlers for a short 50 yard dash. The distances will gradually increase based on age and participation. The Fun Run will be held on a soft surface!
    Activity Starts: 10/2/2021 11:30 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 1/1/2020 07:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Benny Fund Race Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2020 07:00
      Registration closes : 9/30/2021 12:00
      Race fee : $5.00
      Processing fee : $1.00


  3. 5K Walk

    Please arrive at Sears Park by 9:00 AM to pick up your bib and shirt. Participants will be shuttled to the start line. The race will end at Sears Park. The 5K runners and walkers will start at 10:00am. Sign-up online before September 01, 2021 to secure a free race t-shirt. We will try to ensure all runners are given a shirt, but cannot make guarantees after that date. The 5k walkers will go around a portion of Lake Pocotopaug and finish at Sears Park. The full course map is posted on this site (subject to change). Please feel free to run or walk the 5k with your kids (0-5yrs are free). There will also be a kid's fun run directly after the 5k finishes.
    Activity Starts: 10/2/2021 10:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 1/1/2020 07:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Benny Fund 5K Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2020 07:00
      Registration closes : 9/30/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $1.25


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