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 Boardwalk with scenic 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. Here is information to get you started:  Team Fundraising  and Individual Fundraising

We will again be offering incentive gifts to top fundraisers. We are in the process of finalizing the gifts for the 2018 race, and will post information here shortly.  In the interim, view Last year's incentive gift levels here.

 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
Would you or your company like to become a Run for The Cove Sponsor this year?  We are truly grateful for our this 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 - Click here for more information 

 

 THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS TO DATE:

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PRIOR EVENTS
2017 - Aetna KBE Run for The Cove

VIDEOS ON THE COVE AND THE RUN FOR THE COVE

Visit NBC CT for a short segment on the 2017 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.

 

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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:  

 

2017 5K Results

2016 5K Results

2015 5K Results

2014 5K Results 

2013 5K Results 

2012 5K Results

2011 5K Results 

2010 5K Results 

2009 5K Results