The New Haven Road Race is a nonprofit organization registered with the State of Connecticut. Surplus funds are distributed to charities which benefit people in the New Haven area.

Receive free entry: fundraise for our signature charity!

Receive a complimentary race entry when you raise $250 or more for our signature race charities. Email for the password to register free of charge once you have raised $250 or more!

New Haven’s Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
Stop & Shop will match all donation up to $2500! Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) serves over 4,000 people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity.  At the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, DESK moved quickly to partner with our sister agencies to develop and launch a new program, called Pantry-to-Pantry, to ensure that those who are immunocompromised and should not be leaving their homes would have the food they need.  Today, more than 100 volunteers deliver groceries to over 1,100 households.
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services

In 2016, IRIS welcomed 530 refugees to Connecticut– men, women, and children who fled persecution in their home countries and were invited by the US government to find peace and safety here.  IRIS resettles refugees primarily from Syria, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, and Sudan, and meets their basic needs—housing, food, furniture and household goods, and clothing—as well as provides services to help them integrate into the community and become economically self-sufficient. IRIS offers case management; daily English class; healthcare coordination; wellness programs including mental health services and social groups; employment services; education and youth services; and immigration legal services.

New Haven Legal Assistance Association

New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to very low-income individuals in the greater New Haven area.

In addition to collaborating with our signature charities, donations were given to the following organizations:

Apostles Immigrant Service

Bergamos Theater

Boys & Girls Club

Community Action Agency

Connecticut Lady Hawks

Connecticut Youth Leadership Project

Faith in Boxing Gym

Farnam Neighborhood House

First & Summerfield United Methodist Church Inside at Night Program

Friends of East Rock Park

Girls on the Run of Greater New Haven

Haven Free Clinic

Kinship Fund


Life Haven

National Guard Association of Connecticut

New Haven Age Group Track Program

New Haven Animal Shelter

New Haven Legal Aid

New Haven Register Fresh Air Fund

Pequenas Ligas

Ring One Boxing

Shriner’s Clowns


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Tommy Fund

Trinity Church

Yale New Haven Hospital Toy Closet

Young Marines

The New Haven Road Race and its participants have returned over $300,000 to the community.