The 20th Annual
Run for The Cove

INFORMATION ON THE EVENT:                           

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
GUILFORD FAIRGROUNDS
90 Lovers Lane, Guilford, 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 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 MORE INFORMATION ON 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, 90 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.

 

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 as well! Click here for more information. 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED COVE PROGRAMS 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.

There is still time to donate as an individual fundraiser, team or make a donation to The Cove.

 Enjoy a video from last year's RUN FOR THE COVE.

 

 

  

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR AMAZING SPONSORS, RUNNERS, WALKERS, FUN RUNNERS AND FUNDRAISERS!  Your participation and efforts make Cove programming possible throughout the state of Connecticut.

A Special Thank you to our hardworking volunteers and staff who brought it all together.  The Cove is a volunteer driven organization and we cannot do it without the many hands who help to make our events successful.

 

                              

   
 

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.   

 

2015 5K Results

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

 2014 5K Results 

2013 5K Results 

2012 5K Results

2011 5K Results 

2010 5K Results 

2009 5K Results