You can register in person at the event.  Please arrive at 10:00 am.  You can pay your registration fee by cash, check, or credit card.  

How can I participate?

So glad you asked!  You can WALK the course, RUN the course, or join us as a VIRTUAL WALKER/RUNNER if you are not able to participate in person on May 21.


Enjoy a more leisurely journey as you set your own pace on the 5k course.  Walkers, including those in wheelchairs, pushing strollers, or on wheels (roller blades, razor scooters, etc.) will have their own lane to the right side of the track.  Your 3 loops around the track will be cheered on by our volunteers and water stations will be plentiful.


On your marks, get set, GO!  Runners have their own lane on the left side of the track.  The 5K course is 3 loops around the Jordan's Furniture warehouse facility.  Water stations will be set up at periodic points along the course.  The race will be officially timed by 3C Race Productions.

Virtual Participants

Can't attend, but want to fundraise?  Register as a virtual walker or runner and you can take part in all the rewarding activities without the exercise.

Are you an adoption social worker with DCF or one of the agencies that works with MARE?  

Then join The Social Worker Team Challenge

How does the event raise money for MARE?

Registration for each participant is $35.  A reduced fee of $15 is available for children aged 3 - 12 (see instructions for promo code during registration). Children under 3 are free. You can create your own team and set fundraising goals.  We have tools and tips to help you raise as much as you can to help find adoptive homes for children and teens in foster care! 

All money raised will go to MARE thanks to the generosity of Jordan's Furniture and our other sponsors.  Want a FLYER to help you fundraise? Here you go!

Don't want to collect donations online?  No problem!  You can bring cash or checks (made payable to MARE) with you to the event and turn them in at check-in.

Questions?  They may be answered here in our FAQs or you can email Megan Dolan at