Run in the annual IRIS Run for Refugees 5K on Sunday February 13, 2022 in New Haven.
The course runs entirely through the scenic neighborhood of East Rock. The flat course begins and finishes at Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Drive in New Haven.
Registration includes the iconic Run for Refugees shirt. We want to see you rock your Run for Refugees gear across Connecticut and the country!
8:30am: Packet Pick-Up & Raceday Registration
10:00am: 5K Start
10:15am: Post-Race Party!
11:00am: Awards Ceremony
Post-Race Party! Food and entertainment will be outside this year! (Inside will still be open if you need a quick warm up!)
In an extra effort to keep everyone safe this year, pre-packaged and grab & go food will available outside after the race. As always you can expect live music, vendors, awards ceremony & more.
IRIS served more than 2,000 immigrants last year and welcomed over 280 newly arrived refugees! The mission of IRIS is to enable refugees and other displaced people to establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. Refugees are men, women and children who fled their countries of origin due to persecution on the basis of their race, nationality, religious belief, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Currently, IRIS’s refugee clients come from Syria, Afghanistan, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Sudan and other countries. IRIS provides refugees with housing, food, clothing, and services such as education, English training, job preparation and placement, health care, and immigration legal aid.