October 18, 2020 - Cheshire Half Marathon
Let’s change the world for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
How it works
Best Buddies Connecticut is honored to again have the opportunity of being one of the charity partners for the Ion Bank Cheshire Road Race. This road race is a Half Marathon, Relay, 5K or Kids Run. Running or walking, the Ion Bank race is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all over Connecticut, and surrounding states, will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line.
By running or walking the Ion Bank Cheshire Road Race with Team Best Buddies, each stride you take brings us closer to a more inclusive world. Team Best Buddies members commit to fundraising a minimum of $250 to further our mission to create opportunities for friendships, employment, and leadership development skills for people with and without developmental disabilities.
All Team Best Buddies members will receive:
- An entry into the 2020 Ion Bank Cheshire Road Race
- A personalized fundraising page with tools to help you easily solicit donations to meet your minimum fundraising goal of $250
- Team Best Buddies running shirt
- Regular updates with important race information, training tips, and inspiration
- Opportunity to meet program participants, make a difference, and raise awareness
Let's Get Started!
Form Your Crew
Recruit friends and family to join you.
Every dollar raised benefits local Best Buddies programs.
We’ll see you at the finish line!
Supporting Local Programs
Funds raised through Team Best Buddies events benefits Best Buddies – the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.Learn More