The beloved women’s 5K welcomes all ages and abilities, encouraging participants to achieve their goals and celebrate fitness. The 3.1 mile race starts and finishes in the beautiful Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, offering gorgeous views in a friendly environment. All participants receive a custom race shirt and a post-race party in the park with music, fresh food, festive awards, freebies and health & fitness info.

Mother-daughter teams are encouraged on race day, as are running and walking groups. Kids not quite ready for the 5K are encouraged to register and participate in HMF FitKids races, a timed one-mile race is available! FITKIDS RACES

Consider supporting local efforts of Girls on the Run, a partner at the Red Dress Run for Women. The 10-week program for girls in 3rd-8th grade help them develop essential skills to navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. Donate to support the group, become a coach, volunteer or LEARN MORE

Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for participants. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected on race day through the HMF Can drive to benefit Foodshare, which serves the needy in Hartford county.

Interested in more ways to use this or other events to support a charity or cause? Visit the Run for Good page to learn about group and individual fundraising opportunities.

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