The race honors Matt Picciuto who died in a car accident on May 23. 2009.
Matt's Mission Fund raises money to aide local students in need. Last year’s race raised $33,000 for children and their families. It encourages everyone to slow down and to drive safe while raising awareness to the consequences of destructive driving decisions. Matt’s family feels it is important to give back to their community through Matt’s Mission Fund by donating to other local organizations and by speaking at local driving schools attempting to help other teens. Every family situation is different. Some students need clothes, a coat, shoes, school supplies etc. Many families struggle to afford the basic necessities and the extra's at times can be overwhelming. Matt’s Mission Fund was established to help those in need.
Matt wanted to make a difference in his life and by supporting this event you can help make a difference in the lives of many people.
The certified 5K includes a scenic, rolling course through residential neighborhoods in North Branford. The race starts and finishes at North Branford High School.
Post race party and family activities - All participants are invited to enjoy a post race party with food, beverages and entertainment.
T-shirts - T-Shirts given to all registered entrants.