Help Adults, Children & Families find Real Hope by walking, running, hiking, swimming (you name it!) from April 15th through Mental Health Awareness Month in May and winding down on June 1st. Our goal is to collectively walk 5,000 miles and raise $30,000 along the way! This is your chance to support CHR at your convenience.

On Saturday, June 1st we will have our “Last Chance” 5K at The Promenade at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor to celebrate CHR’s 1 in 5, thank our sponsors, and give everyone one last chance to run or walk a 5K. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the walk/run will begin at 8:30 a.m. Cash prizes will be given to top runners!

Registration is $35 per person and includes a free tee-shirt and a race kit, which includes an official race shirt, a race bib, and a finisher’s medal. Special rates are available for CHR employees and clients. Donations of any amount are welcome! If you can't participate in the 5K, but would like to donate please click on the donate button above!

If you have questions about this event or would like to be a sponsor, please contact: Maureen McGuire, Vice President of Communication, at mmcguire@chrhealth.org or 860-697-3348. For more information on sponsoring our race click here .

For volunteer opportunities, please contact: Simone Singh, Development & Communications Associate, at ssingh@chrhealth.org or 860-697-3384.

Learn more about CHR by visiting, www.chrhealth.org!

Step 1: Give a donation to participate! We are so grateful to those who support our cause! The Registration button is below!

Step 2: Sync your Fitbit or Apple Watch. Prefer another device? No wearable? No problem. Download the FREE Charity Footprints App on ios or Android to track your workout manually!

Step 3: Tell everyone about it (this activity isn’t limited to CT), grab a friend, raise funds and awareness!

Step 4: Share your progress with friends and invite everyone you know to make a donation! Be sure to post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and make sure to tag CHR: www.facebook.com/realliferealhope / @Chrhealth. You can also share pictures on the Scrapbook tab on Charity Footprints!

Step 5: Join us on Saturday, June 1st to celebrate CHR’s 1 in 5 and run or walk our “Last Chance” 5K at the beautiful Promenade at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m.

Walk, run, spin, hula, swim. If you’re moving, it counts!

Challenge yourself | Challenge a friend | Join a team
COMPLETED: 236 miles
TARGET: 5,000 miles
RAISED: $ 25,905
TARGET: $ 30,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
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Delivery of comprehensive behavioral health services to all residents of the communities north and east of Hartford, CT without regard to their ability to pay

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You will be proud that not only did you reach your goal, but you also 'ran it forward'. By participating in our event you helped CHR continue providing programs for over 26K children, families and adults. To learn more, please visit: www.chrhealth.org.
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

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I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

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Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

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