Last year, our first annual 5K Run/Walk at Tarrywile Park went so smoothly that this year we're taking things a few steps further. Come for the run, stay for the fun!

The first change is that the 2017 DYS 5K Trail Run/Walk will take place entirely within Tarrywile Park, on moderate terrain that ranges from wide grassy paths to narrow dirt trails. View the route map here.

Then, in addition to our Kids' Fun Run at 9:30 a.m., there will be children's entertainment and activities, music and commentary from DJ Chase Caldwell of One Plug Entertainment, and frozen treats from The Natural Scoop! Kids' activities will include face painting, Paint-a-Pumpkin, arts and crafts, crazy dancing, and balloon animals created just for them by our friendly clown! Plus, local organizations will also be on hand with helpful information for parents, so plan to stick around after the race.

Don't miss out -- Register here before Oct. 6th for a reduced fee of $35 per runner! 

You can also print the registration form and mail it by Oct. 6th with a check for $40 per runner to: Danbury Youth Services, 91 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810.

Race-day registration will begin at 7 a.m. and will cost $45 per runner. Kids’ Fun Run registration is $10 per child at any time.

Proceeds from this and other DYS events help to fund our programs for youth and families in the Greater Danbury community. Our sponsors also play a huge part in making good things happen.

The 2nd Annual DYS 5K Trail Run/Walk is supported by Fairfield County Bank, Stand Together Make A Difference, Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury, ShurShot Gunite Pools, Praxair, Lion's Paw & Co., and Ericson Insurance.

Check out some photos from last year's event below, or click here to see full 2016 results and runner photos.