20th ANNUAL
RUN FOR THE COVE

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

   

You can register at The Guilford Fairgrounds at 9:00 - 10:00 am

DAY OF RACE FEES APPLY:
$30 - 5K, $25 - 2 Mile Walk, $10 - Kids Fun Run

 

PRE-REGISTERED?
Find your name and Bib Number on the white lists at tables in front of the Registration Tent then get in line in the PRE REGISTRATION Chutes by your Bib #.

 

PRE REGISTERED TEAM T-SHIRTS (ordered before 10/9)
will be at the Team T-Shirt Tent.
Team Captains or their designee should arrive early to distribute shirts to teams in bulk to save time.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

5K Race, 2 Mile Memorial Walk,
and  Kids' Fun Run 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
GUILFORD FAIRGROUNDS
111 Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT

Since 1997, when two parents sponsored the first event, The Run for The Cove has grown from a handful of participants to over 1,200 people. The 2017 race will again be held at the GUILFORD FAIRGROUNDS (traditionally held in October at Hammonasset Beach State Park, but moved due to park construction to be completed in late 2017.) All proceeds benefit The Cove Center for Grieving Children. The majority of funds raised by the event come from sponsorships and pledges to participants and teams who create their own fundraising pages and campaigns. 

Click Here for a brochure for the event.

 

WALK, RUN AND JOIN IN THE FUN!

 

 The Run for The Cove is a fun family event for all ages.
SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15, 2017
GUILFORD FAIRGROUNDS, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT

 

9:00 am REGISTRATION
10:00 am FUN RUN
10:30 am 5K RACE (Open to all ages)
10:40 am 2 MILE MEMORIAL WALK
11:30 am PRIZES AWARDED

 

Walk or run along a flat, fast course with panoramic views of Long Island Sound with a course that runs through Guilford, CT. The Kids Fun Run will take place in the Guilford Fairgrounds before the 5K and Memorial Walk.

 

• Prizes awarded to top male and female 5K runners in nine age categories. (Categories: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+ years)
• All 5K Race Runners receive a race bib with timing chip and "Run for The Cove" T-Shirt.
• Preregistered children ages 12 and under participating in the Kids' Fun Run will receive a bronze medal and T-Shirt.
• Preregistered 2 Mile Memorial Walkers will enjoy a leisurely walk for all ages, and receive a "Run for The Cove" T-Shirt.

 

• We cannot guarantee shirts for those registering on the day of the Race.  Arrive early.

 

• Great Kids Activities and a Memory Board for all attendees to place a photo of their loved one for the duration of the event (don't forget to take your picture home after the awards ceremony.)

 

PRE REG RACE FEES:
$25 - 5K RUN, $20 2 MILE WALK, $8 KIDS FUN RUN

 

DAY OF RACE FEES:  (After October 12 - AT THE FAIRGROUNDS)
$30 - 5K RUN, $25 - 2MILE WALK, $10 - KIDS FUN RUN

 

The Cove Race/Walk will take place Rain or Shine. Sorry, no refunds. Shirt sizes not guaranteed.

 

Click Here for a .pdf of the 5K Route

 

Click Here for a .pdf of the 2Mile Walk Route

 

 

 

 

 DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING 

Online Fundraising:

 

You can register as a runner, walker or fun runner and choose to donate or the "become a fundraiser" option when you register. Raise $100 or more and receive a free registration if you request a refund.

 

Create your own fundraising page and make certain that donors designate the team that the funds should be attributed to in their donation memo.

 

 BECOME A "FUNDRACER" and receive incentive gifts.  Thanks to an anonymous donor, we have great gifts for FundRacers at 7 Levels, when you collect funds from donors.  Click Here to download a copy of the incentives information sheet. 

 

 

 

Offline Fundraising:  Raise funds using the Race Brochure and drop off your donations and Pledge Form to the Donation Booth at the race, or mail checks to The Cove along with the form. Click Here for a Pledge Form.  Help us spread the word about the event by distributing a flyer to friends and family or posting it at work. Click Here for a flyer. Click Here for a 11 x 17 Poster.  Thank you!

 

 

 

SPONSORSHIPS

 

We are truly grateful for our Teams and Sponsors continuing generous support, and we hope that your group or business will consider the benefits of supporting the 20th Annual Run for The Cove through a Sponsorship or donation to a Team. Click here for more information

 

    

 

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED COVE PROGRAMS LAST YEAR AT THE 2016 RUN FOR THE COVE!
(Then click on the thumbnails to enlarge as a slideshow.)

Click on the sidebar button for more pictures of the 2016 Run for The Cove.

 Enjoy a video from the 2015 RUN FOR THE COVE.

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

                         

 

   
 

 

PRIOR EVENTS

 

 

  

 

See Photos from 2013 Run for The Cove by clicking here  

 

Click here for short video made by Bruce Freeman of Team Fudge Factor to thank his team and donors!

 

View prior years' "Run For The Cove" on our Cove Photo Page.   

 

 

 

Click Below for 5K Race Timing Results From Prior Years:  

2016 5K Results

 

2015 5K Results

 

 2014 5K Results 

 

2013 5K Results 

 

2012 5K Results

 

2011 5K Results 

 

2010 5K Results 

 

2009 5K Results