Danbury Memorial Day 5K Benefits Wounded Veterans

Army Sergeant Joel Tavera is one wounded veteran aided by Building Homes for Heroes. Danbury's Memorial Day 5K will benefit the organization.


Every year, the City of Danbury, Connecticut hosts an annual Memorial Day parade. This year the Danbury Police Department and CityCenter Danbury have planned a 5K road race on the parade course immediately before the start of the parade. This year’s 5K will benefit Building Homes for Heroes and Danbury Downtown Council’s ongoing programming.


Building Homes for Heroes provides individuals, corporations and others with opportunities to help our severely wounded and disabled veterans and their families rebuild their lives.  Building Homes for Heroes is committed to supporting those who have returned  home from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities, with a goal to build homes for families in dire need.


The 5K begins and concludes on the CityCenter Green, located on Ives Street in downtown Danbury. Entry is $30. Pre-registration is online at hitekracing.com  Race day entry registration is between 7 and 8:30am on the Green.


The first 500 registered runners will receive t-shirts.   Sponsors who have joined in the “building” effort include Buffalo Wild Wings, i95/Kicks105.5, Ingersoll, Hat City Pools, Liberty Closet and Garage Company, Matrix Corporate Center, and Union Savings Bank.    


For more information on Building Homes for Heroes, visit buildinghomesforheroes.org.

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