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Benny's Run & 5k Walk

Saturday October 3, 2015
East Hampton, CT US 06424
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Events for this Race:

5K Run

Start Time: 10:00am EDT
Price: $25.00 Race Fee +
Price increases to $30.00 after August 1, 2015 @ 11:59pm EDT.
Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
March 19, 2015 @ 8:11am EDT August 1, 2015 @ 11:59pm EDT $25.00 Race Fee
August 2, 2015 @ 12:00am EDT October 2, 2015 @ 11:59am EDT $30.00 Race Fee

Age Based Pricing for 5K Run
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July 27, 2015 @ 12:00am EDT - October 3, 2015 @ 11:59pm EDT
5 and under: $0.00 Race Fee
6 - 10: $5.00 Race Fee
Event Information
Please arrive at Sears Park by 9:00 AM to pick up your bib and shirt. Participants will be shuttled to the start line. The race will end at Sears Park. The 5K runners and walkers will start at 10:00am. Sign-up online before September 01, 2015 to secure a free race t-shirt. We will try to ensure all runners are given a shirt, but cannot make guarantees after that date.

The 5k runners will run around a portion of Lake Pocotopaug and finish at Sears Park. The full course map is posted on this site (subject to change). Please feel free to run or walk the 5k with your kids (0-5yrs are free). There will also be a kid's fun run directly after the 5k finishes.

Kids Fun Run

Start Time: 11:15am EDT
Price: $5.00 Race Fee +
Registration ends October 2, 2015 @ 11:59am EDT
Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
March 19, 2015 @ 8:11am EDT October 2, 2015 @ 11:59am EDT $5.00 Race Fee

Age Based Pricing for Kids Fun Run
Automatically applied at checkout.

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July 27, 2015 @ 12:00am EDT - October 3, 2015 @ 11:59pm EDT
2 and under: $0.00 Race Fee
Event Information
The kids fun run will occur just after 5K runners and walkers cross the finish line (est. 11:15am). We will split the races by age group and will give out prizes. Each child that is registered will receive a Benny's Run t-shirt and prize! The races will vary by age group. We welcome toddlers for a short 50 yard dash. The distances will gradually increase based on age and participation. The Fun Run will be held on a soft surface!

5K Walk

Start Time: 10:00am EDT
Price: $25.00 Race Fee +
Price increases to $30.00 after August 1, 2015 @ 11:59pm EDT.
Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
March 19, 2015 @ 7:43pm EDT August 1, 2015 @ 11:59pm EDT $25.00 Race Fee
August 2, 2015 @ 12:00am EDT October 2, 2015 @ 11:59pm EDT $30.00 Race Fee
Event Information
Please arrive at Sears Park by 9:00 AM to pick up your bib and shirt. Participants will be shuttled to the start line. The race will end at Sears Park. The 5K runners and walkers will start at 10:00am. Sign-up online before September 01, 2015 to secure a free race t-shirt. We will try to ensure all runners are given a shirt, but cannot make guarantees after that date.


The 5k walkers will go around a portion of Lake Pocotopaug and finish at Sears Park. The full course map is posted on this site (subject to change). Please feel free to run or walk the 5k with your kids (0-5yrs are free). There will also be a kid's fun run directly after the 5k finishes.
Place
Sears Park, 68 N. Main Street (EHHS)
East Hampton, CT US 06424
Description

The Benny Fund will sponsor the third annual Benny's Run & 5K Walk (5K & Kids Fun Run) on October 03, 2015.  We welcome all runners, walkers, and volunteers of all ages.

Benny's Run was established in 2013, in remembrance of Benjamin J. Neiweem, an EHHS graduate.  As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser.  All proceeds raised will go directly to The Benny Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity.  

What is the Benny Fund?  We strive to ensure mental health is spoken about openly at our dinner tables, in our schools, and as a community.  The stigma associated with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, as well as other mental illnesses is not only real, but acts as a barrier to seeking treatment. Mental illness is treatable and early intervention is crucial.  We support support our communities by funding mental health and suicide prevention education and through scholarships.  In May 2014, The Benny Fund awarded its first scholarships and plans to continue to focus on scholarships for high school students, mental health advocacy campaigns, as well as funding for mental health education in our schools and communities.  

Race details: Please arrive (and park) at Sears Park (68 N. Main St., East Hampton, CT) between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM to pick up your shirt and bib.  Shuttles will leave for the start line at 9:30 AM.   The race will finish at Sears Park.  You must take the shuttle to the start line. 

Same day registration will be available 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at East Hampton High School.  However, we hope you can register online as soon as possible so that we can get a more accurate count for the shirts.  We cannot guarantee a t-shirt for same day registration, but we will do our best.  This is a RAIN or SHINE event!

The Benny Fund
Advocating for Mental Health.
Ending the Stigma.
Supporting Our Community.  

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