Kevin Boughan was the first to cross the Sandy Hook 5K finish line again this year. Then he went to work, volunteering as part of the race committee. ...Read Full Article
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Organizers of The Sandy Hook 5K remind runners that registration for the fourth annual race to honor the memories of the victims and support those affected by 12/14 has opened. The 2016 Sandy Hook 5K will take place on Saturday, April 2, on the campus of Fairfield Hills.
This year’s race will begin at 9 am with staggered kid fun runs, and 9:30 am for the 5K.
This year’s 5K race will accommodate up to 1,800 runners/walkers. There will be no lottery for participation in the race this year. Participants are being registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
More than 1,300 runners had registered for this year’s event within 24 hours of registration opening.
The run for children ages 2-6 is a quarter mile; for those ages 7 and up, it is a half mile. Total spots available for both kid runs is 200, also on a first-come, first-served basis.
Like last year, there is also the option of joining the event as a Virtual Runner.
Registration for the 5K and the virtual runners is $26, $6 for the kid runs. Additional fees may apply.
Online registration is open on the official race website, 5krunforshf.org.
Questions regarding registration may be addressed to email@example.com.
The Newtown Memorial Fund will again serve as the fiduciary to collect and process all donations. Proceeds from the Sandy Hook 5K will be donated to the Collaborative Recovery Fund administered by The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, which pays the out-of-pocket mental health expenses for those eligible who have been most impacted by 12/14.
Additionally, a percentage of the proceeds will go directly to the chosen nonprofit organizations of the 26 families who lost loved ones in the tragedy.
To learn about opportunities to volunteer at the 5K, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn about sponsorship opportunities, e-mail email@example.com.
For more information, visit 5krunforshf.org.