Run in the annual IRIS Run for Refugees 5K on Sunday February 12, 2023 in New Haven.
The course runs entirely through the scenic neighborhood of East Rock. The flat course begins and finishes at Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Drive in New Haven.
Registration includes the iconic Run for Refugees shirt. We want to see you rock your Run for Refugees gear across Connecticut and the country!
8:30am: Packet Pick-Up
10:00am: 5K Start
10:15am: Post-Race Party!
11:00am: Awards Ceremony
Parking – There are 5 parking lots available at Wilbur Cross High School and street parking. Parking volunteers will be on site to direct you to available parking areas. No additional designated race parking is available. No shuttle service!
IRIS served more than 2,000 immigrants last year and welcomed over 280 newly arrived refugees! 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.