2021 Virtual
Run for RefuGEES

Over 1,500 runners, walkers, hikers, bikers, and dancers in 36+ U.S. states and 7 countries.

The Run for Refugees raises public awareness of the U.S. Resettlement Program and raises vital funds to support services for refugees and immigrants who are starting new lives in Connecticut.

Our first-ever online celebration

the virtual International after-party

We celebrated our virtual 5K with Sam Waterston, star of Law & Order and Grace & Frankie along with musical performances by the Yale Gospel Choir, Afghanistan’s first rock band, Kabul Dreams, and South African solo artist, Thabisa! Hosted by IRIS Exec Director, Chris George & Gladys Mwilelo, student & refugee.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

2021 Sponsors