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Hope is Coming 5K
Sat, Aug 13, 2016
West Haven, CT
About This Activity
The Hope Is Coming 5K is not only a race for professional runners and running enthusiasts, but also one for cancer patients, survivors, their families and supporters, and their caregivers. It is truly an event for all.
The 1st race took place in August 2009 with the help and support of local businesses and individuals that all felt the same thing – hope! The race has steadily grown each year and with the continued support of local business and individuals will continue to bring hope and inspiration to those who directly benefit from this special event.
Fast forward to 2016, the race date isAugust 13th and begins at 9AM. It is a flat, out and back 5K run and great for all levels of participants. The race is USATF Certified and Offical Timing is provided by HI-TEK Racing. The race begins at the West Haven High School from the football field and continues down Captain Thomas Boulevard, onward to Ocean Avenue and returns back to the finish line on the school grounds.
Along Captain Thomas Boulevard and onward, along Ocean Avenue, runners are directly exposed to scenic Long Island Sound sandy beaches, water front views and warm ocean breezes.
There is a water stop on the course, at the halfway mark, and the course is very well marked. There are West Haven Police and Hope Is Coming 5K volunteers stationed throughout the course.
After the race, a special announcements, sponsor acknowledgements, race awards presentation and special sponsor gift presentation ceremony takes place.
During and after the race there are activities, entertainment, free Reiki sessions and more.
Each year Hope Is Coming 5K has received many letters of encouragement from runners and kind thank you letters from cancer patients, survivors and their supporters that have looked forward to and participated or simply attended the race as supporters. The Hope Is Coming 5K is not only just a race, it is a special event that brings hope to those in need most, the beneficiaries of your support.