IRIS Run for Refugees 5K


Tech Tees

Long sleeve tech tees to the first 2,000 entrants! All remaining entrants receive cotton tees.

Traffic Advisory

Do you live on the race course? View our traffic advisory below to see when your neighborhood will be impacted by race traffic.

Course Info

The course runs entirely through the scenic neighborhood of East Rock. The flat course begins and finishes at Wilbur Cross High School.

Post-Race Party

A post-race party with food from refugee chefs from around the globe and some of New Haven's best restaurants including Archie Moore's, One 6 Three Pizza, Ashley's Ice Cream and more! Also included are live music, vendors, awards ceremony & more.

Sponsorship Opportunities

With your help, we can raise thousands of dollars for IRIS. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Zeenie Malik at

February 2, 2020

Wilbur Cross High School

181 Mitchell Drive

New Haven, CT 06511


8:30am: Packet Pick-Up & Raceday Registration

10:00am: 5K Start

10:15am: Post-Race Party!

11:00am: Awards Ceremony


There are 5 parking lots available at Wilbur Cross High School and street parking. No additional designated race parking is available. No shuttle service!

Early Packet Pick-Up

Register here in person or pick up your bib & shirt!


285 Nicoll Street

New Haven, CT 06511

Friday, January 31: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, February 1: 10:00am - 4:00pm


  • First male & female finishers.

  • Top 3 men & women finishers in each of the following divisions:

    • 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+.

  • Top 3 largest fundraisers.

Past Results





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Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services

IRIS 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 Syria, 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.


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. You can create a fundraising page during online race registration. Once you raise $200, your entry fee will automatically be refunded. You can also fundraise or donate by clicking below. Questions? Contact

Thank you to our generous sponsors!