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JUNE 18th, 2016 – WOODBRIDGE, CT

5k-logo-for-one-innocent-life-finalWhy Beat the Heat?

Beat the Heat 5k Run | Walk is a charity event that was created to support the nonprofit organization, One Innocent Life.

Beat the Heat 5K Run | Walk is a charity event that honors the lives lost due to fire related incidents, by advocating for fire safety awareness through fun, family-friendly activities, locally provided food, and our feature-event the 5k run | walk.

The 5k Run | Walk Event

For avid runners, beginners, and those trying to stay healthy and happy.

  • A flat and fast certified 5k course
  • Chipped Timing
  • Runners & Walkers will start at 8:30
  • Recognition for top placement in the following age brackets for male/female:
    • 13 and under
    • 14-18
    • 19-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70+
  • Fruit, water, and carbs provide for runners post-race
  • Walkers will be placed in the starting corral after the runners.

Note: Shirts provided to participants who pre-registered after 6/8/16 do not guarantee size availability.

Family Activities

This event is more than just a 5K, it’s an experience to bring the whole family.

  • Kids under 13 receive free registration!
  • Live Music by Eggy
  • Artisans & Vendors
  • Food trucks will be on premises
  • Experience the “Smoke Out Room” — an interactive and informative fire-safety awareness demo provided by the Middletown Fire Dept.


  • Starbucks
  • Solun Restaurant
  • The Trinity Bar
  • Katz’s Deli
  • Wheeler’s Restaurant
  • The Rubber Match
  • Tickled Pink
  • Lizie’s Corner
  • The Write Approach
  • Crave
  • Fairfield Half
  • Edge of Derby
  • AnyTime Fitness
  • Frank Pepe Pizza
  • HardCore Sweet Cupcake Bakery
  • Christopher Martin’s Restaurant
  • (2) Faxon Law – Fairfield Half 5k tickets
  • (2) Faxon Law – Fairfield Half Marathon tickets
  • (2) Faxon Law – New Haven Half Marathon tickets

To Benefit:



The following organizations have shown tremendous support for the cause of One Innocent Life and this event:

Krative Marketing and web design
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Derby/Shelton Rotary
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Woodbridge Aquatic Club

D’Aniello’s Amity Bicycles | The Red Barn of Woodbridge |  Woodbridge Social | Wheeler’s Tap Room | Faxon Law Group | Fairfield Half | Coachman Square at Woodbridge | The Children’s Garden | Wilson Agency | Litchfield Bancorp | Kaletsky Family | Augustine Counseling LLC | The D’Ostilio Family | The Keban Family | Anytime Fitness | Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes | Christopher Martin’s Restaurant & Pub | The Edge Fitness Clubs | Crave | The Write Approach | Lizzie’s Corner | Tickled Pink | The Rubber Match | Wheeler’s Restaurant | Kat’z Deli | The Trinity Bar | Solun Restaurant | Starbucks | Stop & Shop | Whitney Donut


June 18th – Event kicks off at 8:30, plan to arrive an 30-60 mins early for check-in.


The Town of Woodbridge, CT was gracious enough to host our day of activities.
Located at:

Town of Woodbridge
Meeting House Lane
Woodbridge, CT

Parking available at Amity High School and surrounding lots.


Event Day Itinerary

  • 7:00am - 8:00am Registration & Check-In

    Preregistered runners and walkers check in. Day-of registrants may register at race-day rate. Note: Event Shirts will be given to pre registered participants only.

  • 8:30AM Welcome & Announcements

    Jeff Block, founder of One Innocent Life will bring the day’s activities to order with a brief welcome and back story of why we run|walk to “beat the heat”.

  • 8:45AM 5k Run

    Runners & walkers begin 5k

  • 9:30AM Awards and Recognition

    Awards for top placement for the 5k race.
    Special recognition of distinguished guests.

  • 10:00am-1pm Food and Activities

    Enjoy yourselves with various family-friendly activities and locally supplied food.

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