Abner Oakes III Veterans Run Previously the The Hamden Veterans Run and now has a new name. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Fisher House Connecticut. The Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital.
All finishers will receive a finisher dog tag. Top 3 finishers in each age group will receive Pint Glasses.
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.
Location: Town Center Park. Enter at Hamden Middle School (Map)
Start Time 5K: 8:30am
Parking: Parking will be available at Hamden Town Center Park. Please enter the park by Hamden Middle School and follow the parking signs. Please do not park in the Library parking lot.
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 by October 28th (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 before the t-shirt deadline.
Course Information: The 5K will start at 8:30 am.
The course will offer runners a flat grass surface at the start and finish with the majority of the race on a paved trail with rolling terrain. This is fast course!
There will be water stops at the half way mark of the 5k, as well as water and snacks at the finish.
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 Males and Females (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.