The Connecticut RACE IN THE PARK takes place annually each May on the Saturday before Mother’s Day in New Britain’s historic Walnut Hill Park. Each year, thousands gather to participate in race day festivities and events while honoring survivors, remembering loved ones, celebrating life and most importantly, raising much needed funds to advance the fight against breast cancer in Connecticut.
By joining The Race, pledging your support or becoming a valuable sponsor, you help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against breast cancer. 100% raised in Connecticut. 100% stays in Connecticut. Join The Race. Join the cause.
CT RACE IN THE PARK Schedule
|6:30 am||Registration, bib number, T-shirt Pick-up|
|7:45 am||Survivor Breakfast|
|8:00 am||Silent Auction/Raffle Tent Opens|
|8:45 am||Kids' Challenge (1 mile, 1/2 mile)|
|8:50 am||YWCA Aerobic Warm-Up|
|9:00 am||Picnic in the Park and Family Activities Open
Get your bid into the Silent Auction!
Female & Male 5K Run
|10:15 am||1 Mile Walk and 4K Walk|
|11:00 am||Silent Auction/Raffle Tent Closes|
Form A Team
Participating in the CT RACE IN THE PARK with a team multiplies the fun, the laughter, and the meaning of the event. Rally around someone you know who was just diagnosed, someone who has fought the battle, or someone who may have lost the battle. Together, with your friends, family, and co-workers, you make an even greater impact than you could alone. All you need to know to form a team is below.
In person registration is available in the park May 12, noon to 6pm and day of on May 13, 6:30 am until their chosen event.
Running or walking as a team is a great way to support CT RACE IN THE PARK. We make it easy and fun to organize a team! Teams must have at least 10 members, but any type of group is eligible: businesses, families, schools, clubs, faith-based communities, book clubs… you get the idea! There are no restrictions on the number of people allowed on the team, nor is there any additional charge to register a team or register as a team member. For awards purposes, the team score time is calculated on the lowest cumulative score based on the top three finishers on the team.
Team members don’t have to participate in the same event on RACE day. Team members can choose the event in which they want to participate. All team members must be registered and will pick up their own bib and race shirt at Packet Pickup unless your TEAM captain makes arrangements for a TEAM pick up by May 5, 2017.
Team captains may pick up team packets. To schedule a team pickup, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5, 2017.
How Do I Captain My Team?
As Captain you will first register yourself. During the registration process, you'll be asked to create a team. Once you do this, you will be able to recruit team members, and encourage the group to fundraise and collect pledges.
To Register A Team: Click the Register button, then click Register Here and review the waiver. Choose "Start a Team" and scroll down to enter a Team Name. Next, enter your personal registration information. After you have provided your personal information, type in your team name exactly as it will be used by team members on race day. Instruct team members to register using the exact team name as you entered into the system. For their convenience, team names will then appear in a drop down box for your team members to choose during their registration process. Continue through the registration process.
Thank you to our sponsors
Big Y Foods, Inc.
Highland Park Market
Law Office of Kevin C. Ferry, LLC
New Britain EMS
Yolanda Christine Photography
Cancer Center of Central Connecticut, LLC
Chip’s Family Restaurant
Elks 957 New Britain
Siracusa Moving & Storage Company, Inc.
The Home Depot
Anshu Kumar, DDS/Bright Smile Dentistry
Argentum Financial Partners LLC
Arrow Alternative Care
Bimbo Bakeries, USA
Carling Technologies, Inc.
Connecticut Health Foundation
Farrell Funeral Home
Mayor’s Trophy Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
Scope Construction Company, Inc.
Breast Cancer Survivors are honored participants at the CT RACE IN THE PARK. Join us for the RACE Day Survivor Breakfast at 7:45 am to 9:00 am to bond with fellow survivors and talk with the leading experts in breast cancer research.
Again this year! A survivor may bring 1 guest to the breakfast for a fee of $15 (see registration form)
A group photograph of survivors will be taken following the breakfast.
Activities for the whole family
Touch A Truck:
This hands on event gets kids up close to their favorite BIG RIGS, FIRE ENGINES, POLICE CARS, CONSTRUCTION TRUCKS, and much more! Coordinated by the New Britain Fire Department.
Unregistered children for the RACE will be charged one $5.00 donation for both of the following activities.
Kids’ Expo: Games and activities for youth ages 12 and under.
Home Depot’s Build in the Park: Children 12 and under build and take home a wooden project.
Pink Ribbon Silent Auction and Raffle in the Park:
Bid on great silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for special prizes. Visit our tent between 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Prizes awarded at 11:00 a.m.
Live music from the Fountainhead Band.
Food from food trucks and vendors will be available for purchase beginning at 9 a.m.
Directions and Parking
Ample parking for the RACE will be available in the two downtown New Britain garages (Courthouse, and Washington/Columbus Boulevard Garages). Convenient shuttle buses, provided by DATTCO, will make continuous trips between the RACE site and these parking areas. Participants should go directly to the above parking facilities.
Directions to the Garages:
Courthouse Garage (Linda Blogoslawski Garage)
From locations North and East of New Britain: Take Route 84 West to Exit 39A onto Route 9 South. Continue to Exit 27 – Chestnut Street (left exit). Turn right off the exit and turn left onto Columbus Blvd. Follow signs to the Courthouse Parking Garage.
Washington/Columbus Boulevard Parking Garage (John N. Badolato Garage)
From locations south of New Britain: Take route 9 north to exit 26 (Downtown exit). At the end of the ramp, go straight ahead through four traffic lights and the garage is on the left.
The last bus leaving Walnut Hill Park for the return trip to the garages will be at 1:30 p.m.!
Don’t miss the bus!