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Road to HOPE 5k

Family Centers to hold fundraiser on October 6 in New Canaan

On Sunday, October 6 at 8:30 a.m., Family Centers will host the first annual Road to HOPE 5k.

This family-friendly 3.1 mile race will benefit the Center for HOPE, a Family Centers program offering counseling and support to Fairfield County residents coping with a loss, critical illness or any life-altering circumstance.

The Road to HOPE 5k starts and ends at New Canaan High School, and loops around several scenic neighborhoods throughout town. Walkers and joggers with strollers are welcome. No pets, please.

The race’s entry fee is $30 per runner. $35 on the day of the race. Runner benefits include professional timing, complementary food, entertainment and a limited-edition event t-shirt. An aid station will also be set up between miles 1 and 2.

Race bibs can be picked up in advance from September 30 – October 4 at the Center for HOPE, located at 590 Post Road in Darien, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Race day registration and packet pick-up opens at 7 a.m. on October 6 at New Canaan High School.

To register or become an event sponsor, visit www.familycenters.org.

Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 2,200 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Departments of Public Health and Children and Families. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.