2-4-1 Fleet Feet Blue Jean Mile in memory of Jason HanniganConard High School (2024 Date is Tentative)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Our inaugural event was a huge success raising nearly $10,000. Please check back after January 1, 2024 regarding our next event!
In 2020, ASICS athlete Johnny Gregorek set the world record for the Blue Jean Mile, running a 4:06.25 in blue jeans! His goal for the event was to raise awareness and funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NYC (NAMI-NYC). In an effort to build an annual event around Gregorek’s efforts, ASICS is leaning into the work he started to elevate the importance of mental health and finding the ultimate balance.
This past fall, beloved West Hartford resident and friend of both 2-4-1 and Fleet Feet, Jason Hannigan lost his battle with mental health and died from suicide. Jason’ s family and his wife Mary Painter will be present at the event – please read his obituary HERE.
West Hartford based nonprofit, 2-4-1 CARE is teaming up with Fleet Feet Hartford to host our own Blue Jean Mile in Jason’s memory and to raise awareness about local resources that focus on movement and mental health.
Proceeds will go to fund free 2-4-1 programs in the Hartford area that focus on skill-based social emotional learning development through sport.
Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite blue jeans as they walk, jog or run a mile on Conard High School’s track. We will offer several heats based on anticipated mile times, as well as one for kids (parents can run with their kids) and an Elite Heat for runners looking to set the record in Hartford – maybe even break Gregorak’s record! The male and female winners of the Elite heat will win a pair of ASICS shoes!
We encourage as many folks who are able to come wearing their favorite jeans and to complete a mile whether you’re walking, jogging or trying to break Gregorak’s record.
It promises to be a fun event for the whole family as 2-4-1 will have multisport games and activities set up for all to participate in.
SUGGESTED ENTRY FEE
We ask for a suggested minimum donation of $20.00 for all particpants/entries, but welcome larger amounts to help support our programs that focus on the benefits of proactively addressing mental health.
All are welcome and you do not need to run or walk to attend the event. Even if you’re the only one running/walking – bring the whole family as that will make the event more fun for everyone!!
To register click HERE
To donate click HERE or Venmo to @Care241
To help sponsor the program, please email Steve@241care.com or Steph@fleetfeethartford.com
Countdown to Camp
Please see below for a framework (subject to change) of what you can expect on the evening of the event:
Please note schedule may change depending on the number of registrants
Area Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources
It is so important to take care of our mental health as much as our physical health – and especially important to take away any stigmas around getting help.
As we honor Jason’s life, we want folks to be aware of area resources that focus on prevention, healing and/or recovery.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
In Connecticut, if you are in a life-threatening situation, dial 9-1-1. If you are in crisis and need to speak to someone, dial 2-1-1 (in CT) or 9-8-8.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
2-4-1 Fleet Feet Blue Jean Mile in memory of Jason Hannigan Staff
Sponsors and Community Partners
General Refund Policy
Most Camps handled through one of our registration partners - CampMinder or LeagueApps
Minimum 10% administrative fee for any cancellations/week changes
60 days or less before Camp start - 75% refund
30 days or less before Camp start - 25% refund
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(Camps in Farmington and New Westminster registrations and refunds handled independently)
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