The 18th Annual
Run for The Cove
5K Race, 2 Mile Memorial Walk, and Kids' Fun Run
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. Held annually in October at Hammonasset Beach State Park, 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. Help out The Cove by becoming a fundraiser today!
Our 5K Road Race is a Certified USATF Course. Click here for a course map of the USATF Certified 5K Course. Our 5K was designed for a flat, fast course throughout. Disposable Chip timed ("Gun and Net").
WALK, RUN AND JOIN IN THE FUN!!
The Run for The Cove is a fun family event for all ages!
9:00 am REGISTRATION
10:00 am FUN RUN
10:30 am 5K RACE (Open to all ages) USATF CERTIFIED
10:40 am 2 MILE MEMORIAL WALK
11:30 am PRIZES AWARDED
Walk or run along a flat, fast course that winds through Connecticut's largest oceanfront park. Run a Certified 5K Course with improved start and finish track.
• 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 on the USATF Certified Course 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.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
ONLINE REGISTRATION FEES:
$25 - 5K RUN, $20 - 2MILE WALK, $8 - KIDS FUN RUN
DAY OF RACE FEES: $30 - 5K RUN, $25 - 2MILE WALK, $10 - KIDS FUN RUN
The Cove Race/Walk will take place Rain or Shine. Sorry, no refunds.
Click here for a map of the 5K, Walk & Fun Run as well as event layout.
You can register as a runner, walker or fun runner and choose the "become a team fundraiser" option when you register. Raise $100 or more and receive a free hat!
Sign up first with active.com to create your own fundraising page.
If you can't attend the event, but would like to fundriase, you can register as a "Fundraiser Only." There is no charge for this type of registration. Just click the large "Register Now" Button and choose the last option (Fundraiser only) follow the prompts and make certain that you choose to become a fundraiser. You will receive an email after you complete the process to edit your own fundraising webpage and more!
Download a PLEDGE FORM and start fundraising. Bring funds to the Pledges and Donations table on Race day. Individuals who raise $100 or more are eligible for free registration for the race.
Encourage your co-workers and friends to join in the fun by posting a dowloadable RUN FOR THE COVE POSTER at your workplace or inviting friends to join you on social media.
We are truly grateful for our Teams and Sponsors continuing genous support, and we hope that your group or business will consider the benefits of supporting the 18th Annual Run for The Cove!
MANY THANKS TO THE OVER 1,240 PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO ATTENDED IN 2014.
See Photos from last year's event 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: