Walk & Run for NECT Cancer Fund


Event Date

Sat, Jun 18, 2016


Putnam, CT


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Walk & Run 5k - 5K

$25 $35 Closed

Walk & Run 5k - Family (Parents and children in the same household only)

$75 $75 Closed

About This Activity

About the Walk & Run for the NECT Cancer Fund

This is the first annual Walk and Run for the NECT Cancer Fund, but it springs from a long history - the former annual Deary Memorial Race, Walk and Ride, which was one of Day Kimball Healthcare's and Northeast Connecticut's most popular events for more than 25 years.  Over the years, the event has raised more than $1,117,000 and all the money has remained local, just as it continues to today.

Proceeds from the Walk & Run benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, which provides financial assistance for cancer-related screening and treatment to residents of Northeast Connecticut in need. Additional fundraising activities to support the Fund include the D'Vine Wine TastingCruisin' for Cancer Care, Celebrity Scoops Night and others.

Through these events, the Northeast Connecticut community comes together to remember, celebrate and honor those who have battled cancer, while supporting those who are fighting their own battle now. In this way, the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH is able to truly change lives.

Event details and schedule

About the Course

  • The Walk & Run for the NECT Cancer Fund begins and ends at the former J.D. Cooper's Restaurant in Putnam, which is conveniently located just forty minutes from Worcester, Providence, Norwich and Hartford via Route 44 or I-395.
  • 5K course loops from the restaurant, down Park Road to Tracy Road near the Comfort Inn & Suites in Dayville, and back again
  • Ample water stops & hoses throughout course
  • Free commemorative T-shirt to the first 250 pre-registered participants
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash awards to top male and female runners
  • Chip timing


  • 8:00 a.m. - Check-In begins 
    Check-in to get your race bib, t-shirt (if you were among the first 250 to register) and other items.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Walk & Run 5k begins
  • 9:15 a.m. - Kids' 1/2 Mile Fun Run begins at Black Dog Restaurant ($5 fee, payable the day of the event)

For More Information

Call the Day Kimball Healthcare Development Office at (860) 928-7141.

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