Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. start time
Black Dog Bar & Grille
146 Park Rd., Putnam, CT
Join us for a fun and friendly 5 mile walk and race to benefit those fighting cancer in Northeast Connecticut. It’s a wonderful way to remember, celebrate and honor those who have battled cancer, while supporting those who are fighting their own battle now.
6:30 a.m. – Check-in begins
8:30 a.m. – Walkers set out
9:00 a.m. – Race begins
About the Course
- The starting location, the Black Dog Bar & Grille in Putnam, is conveniently located just forty minutes from Worcester, Providence, Norwich and Hartford via route 44 or I-395.
- 5 mile course runs north from the restaurant, more details to follow
- Ample water stops & hoses throughout course
- T-shirts to the first 250 pre-registered participants
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash awards to top male and female runners
- Chip timing for both runners and walkers (for 5 mile only)
Online registration is open! Register now >
Register by July 10: $30 per walk/race participant
Register after July 10: $35 per walk/race participant
Family Rate: $75 total charge for all family members in the same household
Proceeds benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, which provides screenings, treatments and services to residents of Northeast Connecticut who are in need of assistance for cancer care. Last year, DKH was able to distribute more than $200,000 in assistance those in need who were fighting cancer!
Become a Sponsor or volunteer
Help make this event more successful than ever by volunteering or becoming a sponsor. Click here for sponsorship information or call the DKH Development Office at (860) 928-7141 to volunteer.
For More Information
Call the Day Kimball Healthcare Development Office at (860) 928-7141.
History of the Event and NECT Cancer Fund
This Walk and Race for the NECT Cancer Fund 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 $1.2 million and all the money remained local, just as it does today.
Proceeds from the Walk & Race benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, which provides residents of Northeast Connecticut who are fighting cancer with financial assistance for their medical care. Additional fundraising activities to support the Fund include the Cruisin’ for Cancer Care Guest Bartender Night, Cruisin’ for Cancer Care Motorcycle and Classic Car Cruise, NECT Cancer Fund Wine Tasting, and Scoops Night.
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. It is in this way that the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH is able to change lives.