Danbury- The 8th Annual Amber Room Run from the Sun 5K hosted by The Amber Room Colonnade, takes place on Thursday, August 18. Over 500 runners and walkers are expected to participate in this year’s event. The event again benefits Ann’s Place. The 5K course runs from The Amber Room Colonnade to Candlewood Lake and back. The course passes scenic water views, stately homes and old lake communities. The first 400 entrants receive tech tees. After the race, all participants are invited to a cookout featuring an outdoor barbeque, beer for 21+, live music and more.
Doug Polistena, Amber Room General Manager, states, “We are honored and proud to be working together with community businesses once again for our 8th annual 5K race and look forward to seeing everyone participate in support of Ann’s Place.”
Ann’s Place provides compassionate care to people whose lives have been touched by cancer. All support, educational and wellness programs are offered without a fee. "We are thrilled to partner with all the runners and walkers, the Amber Room, and all the generous sponsors of the Amber Room Run from the Sun 5Kwho have stepped forward to support our mission. This fundraising event helps us continue to provide free support services to our neighbors, colleagues and friends touched by cancer,” said David Deschenes of the Development Group at Ann’s Place.
Support local cancer patients and their loved ones by collecting at least $100 or more to receive free race entry. If you raise at least $250, you will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $200 gift card to the Woodbridge Running Company! Create your personal fundraising page, join or create a fundraising team, or sponsor a runner/walker at www.jbsports.com. You can also visit www.annsplace.org (then click EVENTS) to find information and links to register and/or fundraise. Registrations will also be accepted on the day of the race.
Major sponsors of the event include The Amber Room Colonnade, Rose & Kiernan Insurance, Infinity Print, Mail & Marketing, KICKS 105.5, Mittler, Mercado & Braun, P.C., Putnam Automotive, Paul Dinto Electrical Contractors, Putnam Self Storage, Pennysaver, Ridley Lowell Business & Technical Institute, Westchester Modular, Mulvaney Mechanical, Inc., Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Dandy Distributor and Fairfield County Bank.