Matt’s Mission 5K

May 21, 2017

Post-Race Party: All participants are invited to enjoy a post-race party with food, beverages, family activities, entertainment, awards ceremony & more!

Early Packet Pick-Up: Save time on race morning and pick up your race number and t-shirt early!

Friday & Saturday, May 19 & 20

soundRUNNER, 1088 Main Street, Branford, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


8:00 am: Race day registration

9:30 am: 5K starts

10:30 am: Awards and post-race party!

T-Shirts: All registered participants receive cotton t-shirts.

Parking: Plenty of parking is available at North Branford High School.

Awards: Top three men & women finishers in each division receive awards. Divisions are as follows: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+ and Wheelchair.

Fundraise for Matt’s Mission Fund: Raise $100 for more for Matt’s Mission Fund and receive a complimentary race entry! Email when you have reached $100 or more.

The race honors Matt Picciuto, an 18 year old young man who died in a car accident on May 23, 2009. Although Matt did not live long enough to graduate from high school, he wrote in his yearbook that he wanted to make a difference. By supporting this event, you can help him make a difference in the lives of many. We have raised and donated over $250,000 and 100% of the proceeds go to our community. Matt’s Mission Fund encourages everyone to slow down and drive safe while raising awareness to the consequences of destructive driving decisions.

Matt’s family feels it is important to give back to their community through Matt’s Mission Fund. Matt’s Mission donates to other local organizations and speaks at local driving schools with the hopes of helping other teens. Every year Matt’s Mission Fund donates to the Board of Education earmarking funds for Jerome Harrisons School Night to Care. The fund also helps send children to summer camps to families who qualify. The Matt Picciuto Scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students. Class dues have been paid for many students who otherwise would not be able to attend graduation or senior prom. Letter jackets, computers, tumbling lessons, cheer camp, soccer camp, prom bids and year books are also purchased. Donations are  made to many families struggling with illness, death and various hard times. It is not uncommon to assist a family by paying their rent, electric or phone bills when warranted. Families have been adopted during the holiday providing numerous gifts for many.

The Matt’s Mission Fund board members unanimously voted to donate funds to both the North Branford Police Department and North Branford Fire Department. Most recently $10,000 was donated to the newly formed Food Pantry of North Branford.

Raise $100 for more for Matt’s Mission Fund and receive a complimentary race entry.    Email when you have reached $100 or more.

North Branford High School: 49 Caputo Rd. North Branford, CT  06471
Questions? Contact or 203-481-5933


2016 Matt’s Mission 5K

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