Run For Chris 5K With The Y

Sat June 27, 2020 Essex, CT 06426 US Directions



8:45AM EDT

2M Walk

8:45AM EDT

Fun Run

8:15AM EDT
Open to ages 1 - 6.

Race Cancelled

We are regret to announce that the 2020 Run For Chris will not take place this year due to public gathering restrictions arising from the Covid-19 outbreak. Participants already entered may opt to receive a refund of their entry or donate the money to the causes the event supports.

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.


Town Hall
29 West Ave
Essex, CT US 06426


The 9th Annual Run for Chris is both a memorial and charitable event in support of the Chris Belfoure Memorial Fund at Community Foundation of Middlesex County, in partnership with the Valley Shore YMCA.

The run’s primary purpose is to raise money for educational endeavors in the schools of the Lower Valley of Middlesex County. Chris, who had participated in the trips abroad while at Valley Regional High School, greatly appreciated such opportunities that introduced him to new places, peoples, and cultures. In college he spent time studying and working in China, where he became fluent in Mandarin. Proceeds from the event benefit local area schools' student travel abroad programs

A certified 5K road race (#CT13030JHP), plus kids fun run and 2M walk, the Run for Chris is a family-friendly 5K run in the village of historic Essex, CT.


  • 5K: $20 (before 6/8/2020 then $25)
  • 5K Groups: $54 - up to 3 participants, $80 up to 5 participants, $120 up to 8 participants (before 6/1/2020)
  • Walk: $20 (before 6/8/2020 then $25)

* Free student entry cannot be combined with group discount

Race Schedule

  • Advance packet pickup: Friday, June 26, 3-6 pm at soundRUNNER, Old Saybrook, CT
  • Race day registration: From 7:00 am
  • Kids Run start: 8:15 am
  • 5K / 2M Walk start: 8:45 am

Tech T-­‐Shirts to the first 200 entrants (not Kids Run).


  • Essex Town Hall, 29 West Ave, Essex, CT


  • Top 3 overall male and female
  • Under 10 yrs M/F
  • 10-14 yrs M/F
  • 15-19 yrs M/F
  • Ten year increments M/F


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