IRIS Run For Refugees

February 5, 2017
Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven, CT

Earn FREE race entry by raising $200 or more for IRIS! See below for details.

Run with us before the big game! The scenic 5k that runs through East Rock benefits IRIS, a non-profit organization that helps refugees begin their lives in Connecticut. Last year we had over 1,000 finishers, this year we expect a record crowd of  1,100!

Location & Time: Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Drive, New Haven, CT @ 10am

Early Packet Pick-Up: early packet pick-up is hosted by mActivity, 285 Nicoll Street, New Haven, CT on Saturday 2/4 from 10am-4pm.

Raceday Schedule:

8:30am: Raceday packet pick-up & registration begins

10:00am: 5K Start

10:15am: Post-race party!

11:00am: Awards ceremony

Course Info: The scenic out-and-back course travels to East Rock from Wilbur Cross High School. View course map!

Tech Tees: First 700 participants receive LONG SLEEVE TECH TEES! All remaining participants receive cotton tees.

Post-Race Party: Join us after the 5k for a delicious post-race party offering  international food, drinks, entertainment, an awards ceremony and more!

If you have questions about IRIS Run for Refugees, please email or call (203) 481-5933.

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services resettled 530 refugees last year! 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 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.

EARN COMPLIMENTARY ENTRY! Donate or fundraise $200 or more for IRIS and receive complimentary race entry! Your donation and fundraising efforts help IRIS provide a variety of services and support to refugees. Help IRIS reach their goal of raising $50,000 in donations– they’re more than halfway there!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! With your help, we can raise thousands of dollars for this worthy cause. Click here to view our view our sponsorship package! To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Chris George at


2016 IRIS Run for Refugees 5K Overall

For results from previous years, please refer to the JB Sports Race Results Database.