Amber Room Run from the Sun 5k



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EVENT DATE: Aug 13, 2015

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Sep 01, 2015

Thursday Evening, August 13, 2015
@ the Amber Room Colonnade

Fundraise for Ann’s Place cancer support services,  All donations go directly to Ann’s Place and help keep our doors open and our cancer support services FREE of charge to all those in need in our community.

IMPORTANT:  Once you have raised $100 here on crowdrise, your race entry fee is waived, please email to request your fee refund or to get a code to register for free!  Raise $250 or more and you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $200 Woodbridge Running Company gift certificate.  Email if you would like a template you can use to kick-start your fundraising.

Bring your family, friends, and coworkers to run or walk in the 7th Annual 5K on Thursday night, August 13. The 2014 event drew dozens of volunteers and a near record crowd of almost 450 participants. This year we expect a crowd of 500 runners and walkers. Participants are invited to the post race party featuring a barbeque, ice cold beverages, and music.

The picturesque 5K (3.1 mile) race course runs from the Amber Room Colonnade down to Candlewood Lake and back. Participants pass by stately homes and scenic water views. Proceeds of the race benefit Ann’s Place.

Ann’s Place Mission
Ann’s Place provides comfort and support to people living with cancer and to their loved ones. They inspire people to create solutions which will strengthen and sustain them.

How We Help
Ann’s Place services include: individual and family counseling, support groups, a peer mentor program, wellness programs including yoga, art therapy, reiki, writing workshops, and a resource library. All services are provided FREE of charge to cancer survivors and their loved ones. Visit Ann’s Place website,, to learn more about the services and programs that Ann’s Place offers to our community.
Since this race’s inception in 2009, it has raised over $61,000. Events like

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JB Sports LLC annually coordinates over 20 running and walking events in the Northeast. The New Haven Road Race, Fairfield Road Race, and the Greater Danbury ½ Marathon and 5K are just three of the events they coordinate.