The Benny’s Run 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run will take place in East Hampton, Connecticut, on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 10 AM. Runners, walkers, and volunteers of all ages are welcome.
The race will be a fundraiser to support mental health sponsored by The Benny Fund.
What is The Benny Fund?
We strive to ensure mental illness is spoken about openly at our dinner tables, in our schools, and as a community. The stigma associated with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, as well as other mental illnesses is not only real, but acts as a barrier to seeking treatment. Mental illness is treatable and early intervention is crucial. Those who are affected should be treated with compassion, understanding, and care.
Our mission is to support our communities through funding and mental health advocacy, while remembering a caring and loving man, Benjamin J. Neiweem. In May 2014, The Benny Fund awarded its first scholarships and plans to continue to focus on scholarships for high school students, mental health advocacy campaigns, as well as funding for mental health education in our schools and communities.
The race starts at 10 AM. Please arrive at East Hampton High School between 8 AM and 9 AM to pick up your shirt and bib. Shuttles will leave for the start line at 9:30 AM. The race will finish at East Hampton High School. You must take the shuttle to the start line.
Entry & registration
5K: $25 until August 1st; $30 after that . Kids Fun Run: $5. Register early to get your t-shirt! Click here to register online until October 1st. Race day registration is between 8 AM and 9 AM.
Location & parking
Parking, Registration and Shuttle Bus to Start at Sears Park, 68 N. Main St, East Hampton, CT
Start on Spellman’s Point Rd
Left onto Lake Dr
Right onto Pocotopaug Dr
Right onto Auburn Knoll
Left onto Blue Heron Dr
Left onto Eastham Bridge Rd
Left Onto Seven Hills Crossing
Left onto Mott Hill Rd
Right onto Lake Dr
Becomes N. Main St
Left into first entrance of Sears Park and the finish
Full results will be posted here after the race. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers.
Unofficial photos are available on the First Mile Flickr page and are free to download. See 2014 Benny’s Run photos here.