• October 07
    9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Van Wilgen's Flamingo 5k Run/Walk
    Van Wilgen’s Flamingo 5k Run/Walk
    Van Wilgen’s Garden Center, 51 Valley Road, North Branford



    This is a 5K Run/ 1 Mile Family Run/Walk and 1/4 mile kids race held entirely on the trails and farm roads of the 56 acre, family owned farm  at Van Wilgen’s Garden Center in North Branford. All registration and more information is through our race management company Click Here

    8:00 AM  Day of Registration Opens

    9:30 AM  Kids Race (Kids 5 and under) Each child will receive a T-shirt and medal

    10:00 AM 5k and Run/Walk Start

    T-Shirts guaranteed for everyone registered online by September 24th

    Awards for the top three male and female finishers

    Food Trucks, Caseus Grilled Cheese Truck and 744 Express Truck will be here.

    Black Hog Brewing will provide 1 free beer to each entrant 21 and over.

    100% of race proceeds benefit two charities that are near and dear to our hearts.  Bill Van Wilgen is a male breast cancer survivor as well as a Leukemia survivor.  Van Wilgen’s has facilitated many fundraising events where we have been able to contribute or donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as the Smilow Cancer Hospital. We are very proud of our community that we can come together and garden for the cure. Because of the Flamingos and Pink Weeks, we have been able to donate a total of $54,459.00! Let’s do this again in 2018!

    We are still overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for our Pink Weeks Flamingos.  It seems as though everywhere you turn, there’s a flamingo on someone’s lawn! What a huge success this was and we are so proud to move forward with the Flamingo Fund and  host the Flamingo 5K fundraiser on our 56 acre family farm.

    Wow, isn’t it amazing what we can do when we work together!​

    A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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