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Abner Oakes III Veterans Run 5K & 10K

Sun October 27, 2024 Hamden, CT 06514 US Directions



$30 8:30AM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


$45 8:30AM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Farmington Canal Parking lot
Sherman ave
Hamden, CT US 06514


Proceeds from this event will benefit the House of Heroes Connecticut.

The mission of House of Heroes Connecticut (HOHCT) is to recognize, honor and serve Connecticut military and public safety veterans and/or their spouses who have served our country faithfully and sacrificially. They do this by providing one day, no-cost home repairs through partnerships with and the generosity of individuals, civic organizations and corporations. They are committed to growing the organization and advancing the mission to the ever-increasing numbers of veterans both in Connecticut and nationwide.

The Connecticut Chapter has provided no-cost home repairs to over 200 Connecticut military and public safety veterans and/or their surviving spouses since 2012. Projects have been completed in 66 cities and towns throughout Connecticut. The organization completed its 200th home on Memorial Day weekend, 2023. Including out-of-state projects, HOHCT has completed 217 projects through October, 2023.

This event is dedicated to honor Abner Oakes III, a Navy Veteran and the founder of the Hamden Veterans Commission. In 2010 Abner was inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame. Abner passed away May 29, 2021.

Race Contact Info

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Event Details

Farmington Canal Parking Lot
Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT

Start Time

Parking will be available in the Farmington Canal parking lot, Cascade (480 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06514) and Also on street parking is available.

Please avoid parking in any local business parking lots (Mikro, Amity Wine, Dunkin Donuts, etc). If you park there, your car may get towed.

Packet pickup with be race day from 7:00 am to 8:15 am at the race site. Same day registration will be offered at packet pickup.

Registration includes:
Race Entry
Chip Timing
Race day Parking
Event T-Shirt
Our printer requires us to place our shirt order 10 days prior to race day (to ensure the shirts are ready for race day). The volume of shirts we order is based on the number of registrations. The only way to guarantee a t-shirt and/or desired size is to register early.
Course Information:
The 5K will start at 8:30 am.

The 5k will follow an out and back course on the Farmington Canal trail. You will not have to cross any traffic intersections.

We will have a water stop at mile 1.5 of the course.

Awards are based on overall race time (not on an athletes chip time). We award prizes for the following categories:
Overall Finishers – The Top 3 Males, Females and Non-Binary (Overall award winners are not eligible for age group awards)
Age Group Finishers – The top 3 male and female finishers in these age groups (age calculated on race day)
19 and Under
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69
70 and Over


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