The 2nd Annual Eli’s 5K Buddy Run is set for Sunday, September 24th at Eli’s Orange. The event features a scenic 5K course traveling rolling hills through suburban Orange. Participants receive technical running shirts. After the race, enjoy a post-race celebration featuring beer, hot dogs, awards, giveaways & more! Awards are presented to the top 3 age group finishers.
The event benefits Best Buddies Connecticut.
8:00am Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up
9:30am 5K Start
9:45am Post-Race Party @ Eli’s Orange
10:30am Awards Ceremony
Awards: Top three men & women finishers in each of the following divisions receive awards:
12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
Best Buddies Mission:
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
How We Help:
Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For individuals within this community, Best Buddies helps them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.