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2017 Believe 208: Run for the Brave & Finest

Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

2017 Believe 208: Run for the Brave & Finest
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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Kids Fun Run Registration
The Kids Fun Run is a 1-mile event for children ages 2-12.
1d 19h 7m $15.00 $1.82
Under Age 14 5K Registration 1d 19h 7m $20.00 $2.09
Adult 5K Registration (9/2-9/21) 1d 19h 7m $30.00 $2.64
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Join us for the 2017 Believe 208 5K Run for the Brave and Finest, Sunday, September 24, 2017.

The 2017 Believe 208 5K Run for the Brave and Finest, in Memory of East Hartford Police Officer Paul Buchanan, supports "Believe 208", an initiative in collaboration with the Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement (CABLE). Believe 208 works with CABLE to provide resources, training and information on all aspects of first responder well-being. The Believe 208 mission is to increase awareness of the unique challenges facing first responders and to be a trusted, influential source for first responders, their families, agencies and community stakeholders. Proceeds from the race help to fund education and training efforts and provide resources to first responders and families in need.

The course is along beautiful (and flat!) "Old Main Street" in East Hartford and South Windsor.

Schedule of Events:

Race Day: 7:00 am - on-site registration and participant check-in begins

                  8:00 am Kids Fun Run Begins

                  8:30 am 5K Run Start 


$15.00 Kids Fun Run 

$20.00 Kids Under Age 14 5K Registration

$25.00 Early Bird Registration (by 9/1)

$30.00 Pre-Registration (9/2-9/21)

Online Registration closes 9/21

$35.00 In-person registration on race day - 9/24

Pre-registration guarantees technical race t-shirt

Prizes for Finishers /Team Prizes 

Prizes for Top 3 Males, Top 3 Females overall, Top 3 Male/Top 3 Female First Responders, Top 3 First Responder Teams (average of top three finishers per team)

We encourage first responders to sign up as individuals (check the appropriate category) and as a teams by agency to be eligible for team prizes.  


Can I pick up my packet the day before the race?

No, there will not be bib pickup before race day. In-person registration and bib pickup on race day begins at 7:00 am.

Are there age limits to enter the event? 

The Kids Fun Run is a 1-mile event for ages 2-12. Parents are welcome to run with their children. The 5K will not begin until the last child has finished the Kids Fun Run race, so parents may run both the Kids Race with their child and the 5K.

Children under 12 are allowed to run the 5K race. 

The Kids Fun Run registration fee is $15

The registration fee for children age 14 and under for the 5K is $20

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking will be available at the Knights of Columbus,1831 Main Street, East Hartford CT. If necessary, you will be directed to overflow lots where transportation to the registration area/start line will be provided.  

Are strollers/dogs/walkers allowed on the course? 

Absolutely! This is a family event - the more the merrier! We ask that participants make best judgments about their canine friends, keeping in mind other dogs and a crowded social setting with loud noise. Strollers and walkers are welcome and are encouraged to start behind the runners on the course. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

The race director can be contacted at

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may transfer your registration until one week before the event (9/17). To transfer your registration, please email

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, simply provide your name at the pre-registered check in table.

What is the refund policy?

All registrations are non-refundable. The race will be held rain or shine. 

I prefer not to register online, can I mail my registration in?

Sure! You can download and print a registration form (mailing instructions provided on form). Postmarked dates will be used for registration cut off dates. 

Mail in Registration Page 1

Mail in Registration Page 2

Can I donate by mail?

Absolutely! We like to keep track of our generous donations so we can properly thank you (and mail you a gift letter for the tax man!). Please help us by including the mail in registration form with relevant information. 

Have questions about 2017 Believe 208: Run for the Brave & Finest? Contact the organizer

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When & Where

Knights of Columbus (Start/Finish)
1831 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06108

Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

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