Help us make CHR’s 1 in 5 event a success!


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Sat May 20, 2017, 07:45 AM - 12:00 PM


301 East River DriveEast Hartford, CT 06108


Community Health Resources (CHR) is hosting a 1 mile fun walk and 5K road race for Mental Health Awareness Month to support CHR’s vital programs and services. The event will begin at Great River Park in East Hartford.

We are looking for volunteers with (some) event experience to help us run our event. Below are the following openings:

Registration table - 6 volunteers needed to help check-in race participants, hand out t-shirts and register participants signing up the day of. We need your help from: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Refreshments table - 2 volunteers needed to help set up the breakfast and coffee station, cut bagels, help pour coffee and juice then break the station down once the race starts. We need your help from: 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Yoga Instructor - 1 volunteer needed to help lead two 30 minute post-race, gentle yoga sessions. One session for the runners would start at 11 a.m. and the second session for the walkers and our clients would start at 11:45 a.m. Timing may change for the second session.

Water stations - 8 volunteers to help set up the water station, hand out water to participants after they cross the finish line, and provide course support (cheering on our participants).

We need your help from: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Directional - 8 volunteers to help mark different points of the course and provide course support (cheering and holding signs of support) to ensure our participants don’t get lost and have an enjoyable time.

We need your help from: ~9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Parking - 2 volunteers needed during the morning to help participants park their vehicles.

We need your help from: 7:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Massage Therapists - we are hoping to find a (or a few) licensed or student massage therapists willing to donate their time after the race. This would be a promotional opportunity with tax deductible benefits! We need your help from: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Face painters - we are hoping to find a (or a few) talented face painters to paint faces of participants after the race. We need your help from: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact Laurie Nobilski, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at (860) 967-6084 or

To learn more about CHR’s 1 in 5 event or our programs and services please visit:

Our Mission:

CHR helps adults, children and families find Real Hope for the challenges of Real Life through an array of community based mental health, substance use, supportive housing, foster care and prevention and wellness services. The most comprehensive non-profit behavioral health care agency in Connecticut, our name embodies our commitment to community based care, utilizing all available resources to achieve change and instill hope for a healthy, happy and productive future. CHR is proud to provide services that achieve Real Quality with Real Results.


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Painting

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Average commitment time is 3 hours

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