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FUNd Runs

2022 Celebrate FUNd Runs

Kids' K & 5K 

Sunday, June 9, 2024   |   Kids' K 8:00AM   |   5K Road Race 9:00AM



Stretching before race at Celebrate!
Group of Runners at Celebrate!
Runners at starting line
Kids Run
Smiling Runner picks up Bib
Runner at the finish line at 5K
Child at Finish Line at Celebrate
Group of children and adults running at Celebrate!
Celebrate! Finish Line
Volunteers after race
Child with a Medal
Girl holding up a shirt from Celebrate!
Mayor Shari Cantor

The Celebrate! West Hartford FUNd RUNS are the most family-friendly fitness fun in the region! Held in conjunction with the Town's two-day outdoor festival, the Celebrate! West Hartford 5K and Kids’ K have something for ages 3-83+. It's a great opportunity for the whole family to participate in while supporting West Hartford families in need. A portion of proceeds is donated to the Leisure Services Scholarship Fund which helps children from low-income families to afford swimming lessons, camps during school vacations and other life-enhancing programs.


We are excited to introduce the newly designed Celebrate! West Hartford 5K course. Located in one of Connecticut’s most picturesque towns, the race starts in the center of West Hartford on South Main Street near the Noah Webster statue. Runners proceed north passing by some of the Town’s historical landmarks, buildings, and homes. The course then turns right onto Craigmoor Road in the heart of one of West Hartford’s quintessential neighborhoods. Runners take another right onto the newly completed Trout Brook Trail, where participants will be cheered on by the brook ducks and may even catch a glimpse of the resident eagle. Runners depart the scenic trail at the intersection of Memorial Road, turning right again for a short uphill past the Delamar Hotel before the flat finish between Raymond and Isham Roads. This course is USATF certified—#CT24001JHP.  View Celebrate! West Hartford 5K Map


The Kids’ K is a non-timed 1K (.62 mile) dash. The course is 1 ¾ loops around Blue Back Square. Registered participants 10 and under will receive a medal. Map of course will be provided at a later date. View Celebrate! West Hartford Kids’ K Map.


Sunday, June 9, 2024, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Town Hall Parking Lot, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford.


  • FREE race-day parking is available in Isham Garage, 17 Isham Road, West Hartford (enter on Dinah Rd. – formerly New Street).
  • Parking is also available in Town Center Garage at 29 South Main Street (enter from Lasalle Rd. to Memorial Rd.)

Please allow plenty of time as there will be road closures during the Kids’ K.

FEES (non-refundable)

5K: $30 per runner through May 31st;
$35 for registrations received from June 1st through Race Day.
Kids' K: $5 per child (10 & under).


Fleet Feet, 1003 Farmington Ave., West Hartford on Friday, June 7, 2024, 3 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 9, 2024, 9 a.m. – Noon. Race registration will also be available.

FREE t-shirts guaranteed to 5K runners registered by May 31st

Designed each year by a West Hartford Public School student, Celebrate! West Hartford T-shirts have become collector's items. Graphic design students compete in a contest to have their concept printed on the front of a moisture-wicking lightweight short-sleeve shirt designed for working out. Choose men's or women's cut styles in a wide-range of sizes. 5K participants who register by May 31st are guaranteed to get a shirt. A limited number of additional shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Awards Ceremony. After May 31st, availability and sizes not guaranteed.


Join us in the Town Hall Parking Lot (50 South Main Street) for the 5K Race Reception & Awards Ceremony under the festival Dining Tent beginning approximately a half hour after the end of the race.

Known for great prizes, gift certificates worth $30, $25 and $20 are awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers in ten age categories: 10 and under; 11-14; 15-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+.

Sherman Malley Memorial Trophy awarded to 1st place male overall.
Prizes valued at $100 or more to 1st place overall female and male runners and 1st place West Hartford female and male runners.
Fleet Feet Trophy awarded to 1st place female overall.
Don Lloyd Trophy awarded to 1st place ages 65+.


All registrants eligible! (only one award per person and must be present.) Ten gift certificates valued at $25 or more.

All dates and times listed are subject to change.