Saturday, Oct. 5, runners and foodies alike will have an opportunity to
support Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at two premier vie for the kids events in Simsbury; the
vie for the kids 6K Trail Run/Walk
and the vie for the kids A Feast at the
vie for the kids has been tremendously successful in past years, because both events offer something for everyone. Runners and walkers can experience one of Connecticut’s most treasured trails during the 6K Trail Run/ Walk through the woods of Ethel Walker. That evening, adults can treat themselves to an evening of delectable foods and entertainment at A Feast at the Farm, where all funds raised help support children who are battling cancer and life-threatening blood diseases. It is the single, largest fundraising effort for the Cancer Clinical Trials Program at Connecticut Children’s.
Ethel Walker Woods: This race is for runners of all ages and experience
levels, offering participants an enjoyable journey through the pristine and
protected jewel of the Simsbury Land Trust. Leashed dogs and all-terrain
strollers are welcome. Additionally, vie for the kids 6K Trail Run/Walkvie
for the kids is a USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned race. Registration
begins at 8 a.m.; the race starts at
The feast at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards features Jason Sobocinski, owner of the acclaimed Caseus Bistro in New Haven and host of The Food Network’s vie for the kids A Feast at the FarmThe Big Cheese; and Tyler Anderson, owner of Simbury’s acclaimed Millwright’s Restaurant and former Food Network Chopped Champion. The duo will prepare a farm-to-table feast featuring local fare from the farms of Connecticut. The event is also vegetarian friendly- offering plenty of creative and delicious options. The evening cocktail reception and dinner gets underway at 6:30 p.m.
“It’s inspiring to see so many sponsors and community members support this event for the Hematology/ Oncology Clinical Trails Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center,” said Martha Schall, President of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “Because of their support, families can access the best and most innovative treatments from around the world right here at Connecticut Children’s, without having to leave the comfort of their own homes.”
Event registration is now available for both events. vie for the kids 6K pre-registration is $20 for children 17 and younger and $25 for anyone over the age of 18. A Feast at the Farm tickets are $100 per person.
To reserve your spot for one or both of these great events, or for more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.vieforthekids.com
In 2012, vie for the kids raised more than $110,000 for Connecticut Children's.