On Friday June 7, 2019, we invite you to join us in Black Rock, CT for the 2nd Annual Jason Albarelli Memorial 5K. Participants are able to run or walk the 5K, or walk a 1K course, which loops around Jason's favorite Black Rock spots.
Jason was funny, handsome, outgoing, compassionate, and he had an infectious smile. He would make you feel like you mattered. He appeared confident but underneath he struggled to mask his insecurities that came from his addiction. He tried tirelessly to get help and support for his addiction by seeking new treatments, and always found strength and energy to carry him through for a short while. These treatment options were hard to find and not easily accessible for those who are seeking help. Our annual event was founded to remember Jason and bring awareness to the devastation that addiction causes families. Our goal is to support Shatterproof’s vision of ending the stigma around addiction and creating a community for those who have been impacted. Shatterproof is a non-profit organization that uses evidence based research to advocate for policy changes at both the state and federal level. The race allows us to create a legacy for Jason and others who we have lost to addiction, while supporting change for the future. Please encourage your friends and family to join us for what promises to be a meaningful way to remember Jason and bring together old and new friends.
*We would also like to encourage participants to share photos of loved ones they have lost to addiction by emailing them to us via: [email protected]
All proceeds from the event will be donated to ShatterProof – a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families.
The event will include raffle, DJ, face-painting and more at St. Ann's Field from 6pm - 9pm.
All participants will be treated to great post race pizza, Italian ice and fruit
Packet pick up and late registration will open at 5:45PM on race day
- Pre-race packet pick up will be held at Sound Runner, Thursday, June 6 3pm- 7pm
This evening race that will start at 6:45 PM
5k Run and 1K (.6mi) walk: Advance entry $30 (ENDS JUNE 5, 2019 at 8pm)
5k & 1K walk: Race Day $35.
The 1k walk is an untimed event and does not include any awards
Kids Fun Run is Free
In the 5k only- Overall male and female winners will receive gift card prizes
In the 5K only- Age group winners will also receive awards: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Shirts- Commemorative shirts will be available for purchase at $10 each from our online store
After the event- Enjoy snacks, fluids, DJ, Raffle, and Face Painting on the field