iris 5k

Calling all RPCVs: Join us for the 8th Annual 5K!

WHEN: Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st, 2015 – 10 a.m.

WHERE: New Haven’s Wilbur Cross High School (181 Mitchell Ave.) & East Rock Park

COST: $30 Adult, $20 Student (Dec 5th – Dec 31). $32 Adult, $22 Student (Jan 1st – Jan 31). Fees increase for race day entries

Mark your calendar for our 5K run/walk on Super Bowl Sunday! Join 800 other friends of IRIS (including many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) to support refugees with a brisk run or walk through East Rock Park in New Haven, followed by a fun and delicious post-race party.

Start your Super Bowl festivities early with a fun-filled event that raises funds and awareness for the hundreds of refugees who start new lives in Connecticut each year. Form a team to raise funds to sponsor refugee runners. The challenging certified course runs through picturesque East Rock Park. Chip timing and T-Shirts to all participants! After the race, enjoy a warm, indoor post-race party with fabulous international food, beverages and entertainment. Awards will be given to the first three finishers in each age division: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+ and Wheelchair.

Peace Corps challenge — If 20 or more RPCVs run or walk in the Run for Refugees, each one will receive a special gift, and a donation of $1,000 will be made to IRIS. Sponsorship opportunities are available: contact Chris George (IRIS Executive Director and RPCV, Oman 1977 – 1979) at 203-562-2095 x 206 or For more information and online registration, please visit

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