Run for Refugees

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Sunday, February 03, 2019 9am - 1pm
New Haven CT

Kick off Super Bowl Sunday at the East Coast's only Run for Refugees on February 3rd!

Support refugees and immigrants at IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services's only annual fundraiser. IRIS helps refugees and immigrants establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. 

Join 3,000 runners for a scenic 5K run/walk through East Rock Park in New Haven, CT on our new, flat course!

After your run or walk, join us at a warm, indoor party with live music, international food, an awards ceremony, and a celebration of our mission to welcome refugees & immigrants from all over the world.

Also, new this year, enjoy lodging discounts and “Bring Your Bib” special deals throughout the city during Race weekend AND some lucky runners will win the Runners Getaway Package with free lodging, dining, theater tix and more. Learn more at and please help spread the word: Use #RunForRefugees & #RefugeesWelcome

Want a free race entry? Fundraise or donate $200 or more for IRIS and receive a complimentary race entry! Learn more at or email Zeenie at [email protected] for more info.