soundRUNNER is proud to partner with local races and walks in the communities surrounding our store locations. From 5K up to full marathons, we work with events for runners and walkers of all paces and experience levels. Click on your geographic area below to check out the races we partner with.
If you are a race director and would like to inquire about Road Race Sponsorship, please email Steve Infascelli at [email protected]
Quarantine protocols for many colleges prohibited many students from participating in our February Run for the Refugees. Because of this we created a special college edition of the Run for Refugees (March 1-15) to allow students to participate in this important fundraising event.
Join IRIS’ first ever, virtual Run for Refugees. Run, walk, or bike 5k in your neighborhood, around your college, on a treadmill, or wherever you can be socially distant. Run with your roomates, teammates, friends and classmates!
Your registration and fundraising for our annual 5k provides refugees and immigrants with vital services such as housing, healthcare, job placement, education, and much more.
In 2020, IRIS worked with over 1,500 refugees and immigrants, provided $200,000 in rental assistance, taught students English, art, and music, virtually and fed 300+ families per week with essential groceries from our food pantry.
T-Shirt and Race Bib
All registrations come with our iconic Run for Refugees T-shirt. We want to see you rock your Run for Refugees gear on your college campuses! Tag us in your photos and videos and we’ll feature you on social media. All participants will receive a Run for Refugees race bib.
Shirts and bibs will be mailed to all participating college students. PLEASE USE THE MAILING ADDRESS OF WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR SHIRT MAILED.
POST. TAG. SHARE.
Don’t forget to share your Run for Refugees 5K photos and videos on social media! Make sure to tag @jbsportsevents so we can share and re-post. We look forward to seeing all your great photos and videos!
Looking for a great race to end your winter season or start your spring season? Just looking for a fun race to run with friends and family? Then this is for you!
This year we will have the 2nd running of the Make-A-Wish CT 5k Road Race in Coventry, CT, and the inaugural Make-A-Wish CT 5k Road Race #2 in Bethany, CT! These two events now form the Make-A-Wish CT 5k Road Race Series. Come join us on Saturday, March 20th for race #1 in Coventry and on Sunday, March 21st for race #2 in Bethany for a weekend of making a difference! Proceeds from each of the races will go directly to Make-A-Wish CT to help grant wishes for children with critical illnesses!
Coventry is a rural town located ten minutes away from the University of Connecticut and is populated with hilly, forested roads. This portion of the Make-A-Wish 5k Road Race Series will be held at Laidlaw Park and feature a hilly (but not too hilly!) 5k loop. This race will be run (tentatively) on March 20th, 2021 as part of the Make-A-Wish 5k Road Race Series.
The town of Bethany is a small, rural Connecticut town located about twenty minutes from the hustle and bustle of New Haven. Following along the roads in the area, this portion of the Make-A-Wish 5k Road Race Series will consist of an all pavement, flat, out-and-back route starting and ending at the Bethany Town Hall. This race will be run (tentatively) on March 21st, 2021 as part of the Make-A-Wish 5k Road Race Series. Head to this website for more specifics on this race: https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Bethany/MakeAWish5kRoadRaceSeries
If you would like to compete in both races, that is no problem! At a special price, you may choose the bundle option above that will register you for both races at only $50!
We also now have a virtual option for $20 for those who do not want to or can not participate in the in-person race!
Please call or email if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!
Connor Ratte: (860-942-2052) or [email protected] (Coventry Race Director)
Sean McHugo (860-970-8660) or [email protected] (Bethany Race Director)
We asked and we listened! On behalf of Make-A-Wish Connecticut and Bethany Parks and Recreation, I am excited to announce the inaugural running of the Make-A-Wish Connecticut 5k Road Race in Bethany, Connecticut on March 21st, 2021 at 12 pm! 100% of all profits generated from this event will be donated to Make-A-Wish Connecticut!
The town of Bethany is a small, rural Connecticut town located about 20 minutes from the city of New Haven. Following along the beautiful and scenic roads Bethany has to offer, the race will feature a flat, fast, and all paved out and back 5k route starting and finishing at the Bethany Town Hall.
This race is being paired with the second running of the Make-A-Wish 5k Road Race in Coventry, Connecticut. By registering for both these events, a discount will be available! This race will be held the day before on March 20th, 2021, at the Nathan Hale Homestead at 12 pm. For more information on this event please follow this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Coventry/MakeAWishCT5kRoadRace
As mentioned above, these races can be bundled together! By signing up for the Make-A-Wish 5k Road Race held in Coventry, CT on March 20th, in conjunction with this race, you will be able to run both at a discounted price! Please see the bundle option above for more details! Does not include the processing fee and sales tax
We understand that the situation surrounding COVID-19 is fluctuating, especially now. We can assure you that we intend to run this race in person, but we will comply with all state and health recommendations and procedures in place at that time to make sure that everyone is safe while also having fun! We will be sure to pass along any information as it comes.
Please call or email if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We hope to see you out there!
Sean McHugo (Bethany Race Director): (860-970-8660) or [email protected]
Connor Ratte (Coventry Race Director): (860-942-2052) or [email protected]