HAMMONASSET BEACH STATE PARK, MADISON, CT

Since 1997, when two parents sponsored the first event, The Cove 5K Race, Memorial Walk and Kids’ Fun Run has grown from a handful of participants to over 1,200 people. The event is held annually in October at Hammonasset Beach State Park (except for the past few years when construction at the park was in full swing and was held at the Guilford Fairgrounds.)  We return this year to a beautifully refurbished Hammonasset Beach State Park with the new BURT paved trail. The USATF Certified 5K Race will now take place on the BURT (100% off road) and run along the water to Meigs Point. The 2 Mile Memorial Walk is also on the BURT Trail and scenic Boardwalk with beach views. The Kids Fun Run is held on an all grass special course.

All proceeds benefit The Cove Center for Grieving Children to help further our mission to provide "hope and healing" for grieving children and teens. 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. 

 WALK, RUN AND JOIN IN THE FUN!

SCHEDULE: 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT 06443
 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. The Kids Fun Run will take place 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 18 at Hammonasset)
$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 and 2 Mile Walk Route

 

DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING

 

 Online Fundraising:   

 You can register to "become a fundraiser".   

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.  

 

Offline Fundraising:  Raise funds using the Race Brochure and mail your donations and Pledge Form to the The Cove along with the form. Click Here for a Pledge Form.  

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 21st Annual Run for The Cove through a Sponsorship or donation to a Team. Click here for more information

 

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LAST YEAR'S EVENT

 

20th ANNUAL
RUN FOR THE COVE 
October 15, 2017

THANK YOU!

Our thanks to the many individuals, groups and sponsors who helped to make the event a fun, exciting and successful day in support of Cove programs statewide.

 

 

After early morning rain, the skies cleared and families, teams and individual runners, walkers and fun runners hit the course for a great day in Guilford, CT.

We would like to thank our sponsors, donors and participants who brought energy, commitment and generosity to help further our mission to provide hope and healing for grieving children and teens.

5K RESULTS: CLICK HERE  for timing results for the 5K Race.   

 

 

Thanks to our photographers Sandy Prisloe, Anne Gosain, Adam Hornick and Samantha Eidinger.
Drone footage below by Alex Rawlinson. 

 

 

Click Here for a brochure for the event. 

VIDEOS ON THE COVE AND THE RUN FOR THE COVE

Visit NBC CT for a short segment on this year's Race. Click Here.

Former Cove Kid and current Volunteer Facilitator, Kayla DeLuca,  shares her experience with The Cove and volunteering for the Race.  Click Here.  

The Cove has a great video from 2016 and the History of the Cove and the event below.

 

RunForCove-FINAL from David Gaynes on Vimeo.

 

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

 

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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