Uncasville, CT (November 2, 2022) – Today, the Connecticut Sun announced its involvement in the Inaugural “Donny’s Dash” 5k Run and Walk on Saturday, November 5, at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center (22 Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury, CT 06070). The Connecticut Sun is sponsoring the kids’ portion of the 5k, the Connecticut Sun Fun Run.
Donny’s Dash will be hosted by UConn basketball legend and Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford Board (BGCH) Member, Donny Marshall and all proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, one of the Connecticut Sun’s community partners. Donny’s Dash welcomes participants of all abilities, ages and fitness levels to run or walk. Participants will enjoy a beautiful fall run through the Farmington River Valley followed by an iHeartMedia SoleFest with music, a Fun Zone and more. Highlights will include free kids and youth runs, a variety of fitness activities, healthy snacks, giveaways, and entertainment.
“I see first-hand the importance of providing a positive and safe place for Hartford’s youth,” said Donny Marshall. “So, join us for an inspiring Fall run & walk and CT Sun Fun Run in the beautiful picture-perfect Farmington River Valley. Yes, great steps start here.”
As the Sun Fun Run Sponsor, the Connecticut Sun is encouraging fans to participate in the run alongside the Connecticut Sun front office staff. Fans wishing to join “Team Connecticut Sun” should use this link to sign up. Runners and walkers will receive a free long-sleeve performance tee.
“We are thrilled to be able to participate in Donny’s Dash 5k Run and Walk. Encouraging active and healthy lifestyles for our fans and our community is very important to our organization. Being able to do just that while supporting our community partner, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford, through this initiative is a really special opportunity.” – Morgan Tuck, Director of Franchise Development.
Donny’s Dash 5k Run & Walk and Connecticut Sun Fun Run Details
Location: Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury, CT 06070 – Proceed to the Pre & Post Race Area located inside the stonewall courtyard, directly in front of the bandshell stage.
Parking Information: Limited parking is available in the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, first come, first serve. Ample free parking is located in the municipal parking lots between Iron Horse Boulevard and Route 10 (Hopmeadow Road).
Date: November 5, 2022
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
- 8-9:00 AM: Registration for Runners and Walkers
- 9:00 AM: Donny’s Dash 5k Begins
- 10:00 AM: Donny’s Dash 5k Award Ceremony
- 10:15 AM: CT Sun Fun Kids Run Begins
- 9-10:30am: Post Race Party
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford:
Founded in 1860 in Hartford, four women opened their homes to youth and over 162 years later, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford has become a leader in youth development. The Clubs work with young people to provide them opportunities to explore interests, and empower youth to excel in school. BGCH actively seeks to enrich young lives by focusing on six key pillars: Academic Success, Character and Leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Health and Wellness, STEAM, and Workforce Readiness.
Established in 2003, the Connecticut Sun is a professional women’s basketball team in the Women’s National Basketball Association that takes residence at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For additional information or to purchase season tickets, visit www.connecticutsun.com.