The 1st Annual Little Rams Fun Run will take place on May 20th at 3:00pm. Runners, ages 2-10, will run a short, fun race on the historic property and sprawling grounds of Waveny Park in New Canaan. The runners will raise money for one of our two featured charities, New Canaan YMCA Special Needs Programs or Project Morry. The run is open to all children who would like to participate. Face painting, entertainment and snacks will be available. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy on the field after the run.
The Fun Run is a community and charity event hosted by the Young Women’s League of New Canaan with all proceeds benefiting Project Morry, the New Canaan YMCA Special Needs Programs.
Q: What should I expect on the day of the Fun Run?
A: Check-in will begin at 3:00pm. The first race will be at 3:30pm. The second race will be at 3:45pm. Following the race, each child will receive a medal. There will be face painting and snacks available. We encourage everyone to bring a picnic meal to enjoy on the field.
Q: Will all of the children run at the same time?
A: There will be two separate runs based on the child’s age. Children ages 2-4 will run a short run of approximately 150 yards at 3:30pm. Children ages 5-10 will run a half-mile at 3:45pm.
Q: For the run ages 2-4, is a grownup allowed or expected to run with the child?
A: A parent is welcome to, but not required, to run along with younger children.
Q: What is included in the registration fee?
A: Registration includes a medal and bracelet for all of the runners.
Q: Is my child required to raise money for charity?
A: There is no fundraising requirement in order to participate. All children who register for the Fun Run are welcome to participate. However, we encourage children to learn a little about the two featured charities and attempt to raise at least five donations (of any amount) for their favorite charity.
Q: How do we collect donations?
A: Once you register, you will receive an email with instructions to setup your own fundraising page. You will be able to email the link to your family and friends. You can also share it through social media!
Q: If I have more than one child participating, do I create one fundraising page for the family or individual pages per child?
A: You can choose to set up a page for each child or one page for your family. Your choice!
Q: Who can my children approach for a donation to their chosen charity?
A: They can ask for donations from anyone! We recommend grandparents, aunts/uncles, and friends.
Q: How much of the money raised goes to charity?
A: All of the money raised will go to charity. The money raised by the children all goes to the charity that they choose. Any money not raised specifically for the YMCA or Project Morry will go to the many children’s charities that the YWL is helping this year. The cost to host the event is covered by our very generous sponsors!
Q: Where can I learn more about the featured charities?
A: To learn more about Project Morry, please click here.
To learn more about the YMCA Special Needs Program, please click here.
To learn more about the YWL Little Rams Service League, please click here.