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.
You can donate directly to the House of Heroes Connecticut by clicking here.
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.
Please note: this is a new location for 2023, please do not go to Hamden Middle School (location of the 2021 and 2022 events) because our race location has changed!
Start Time 8:30am
Parking: 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: 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 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 Male, Female 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
Transfers If you have registered and cannot race with us, please contact us as soon as possible and we can work with you to transfer your entry into another race or category. All transfers must be completed before online registration closes.