Fairfield County’s favorite family race series returns to Stamford for another year of feel-good fun, for a good cause! The Navigators Stamford KIC IT Race Weekend features five races over a two-day span, including the Navigators Stamford KIC IT Kids Triathlon on Saturday, June 11, 2016, and the Navigators Stamford KIC IT Olympic and Sprint Triathlons and 5k and 10k road races on Sunday, June 12. The Navigators Stamford KIC IT Race Weekend raises awareness and funds for Kids in Crisis, a free emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis counseling resource for Fairfield County children and families. Registration for the popular races opens Monday, Feb. 1 at kicittriathlon.com.
This year, fundraising is more important than ever, as Kids in Crisis works to overcome a significant budget cut of $750,000 from the State of Connecticut. Sprint and Olympic triathletes who choose to fundraise will receive a very big “thank you” from Kids in Crisis: they will enjoy a sharply discounted registration fee of $20 or $40 — and if they fundraise $750 or more, entry will be free. 5k and 10k runners who raise $250 or more also earn free entry, and kid triathletes only need to raise $150 to race for free. Fundraising is not only a great way to help an important cause, but good for the wallet as well! Kids in Crisis helps athlete-fundraisers every step of the way with tools and benefits to achieve fundraising goals. More information about this special incentive and how to sign up can be found at kicittriathlon.com.