Annual Races Raising Awareness for Kids in Crisis Take Place This Weekend | Greenwich Moms

The two-day event offers something for the whole family, including a Kids Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Aquabike, Relay and 5K Run. The races showcase scenic views of Cummings Beach, Shippan Point, downtown Stamford and the Westover neighborhood.
The purpose of the Navigators Stamford KIC IT Races is to promote healthy living and bring beginner to elite triathletes together for a fun-filled weekend while raising awareness and funding for Kids in Crisis.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the event in Stamford, which grew out of the original efforts of a group of executive athletes from GE who participated in the New York City Triathlon in support of the Kids in Crisis fourteen years ago. Approximately 650 athletes are expected to participate, including 100 children, as well as 350 volunteers. This year’s Honoree Co-Chairs include Jonathan Fontneau, Chief of Police of the Stamford Police, Earl Kim, Superintendent of Stamford Public Schools and David Martin, the Mayor of Stamford.
Mayor Martin commented, “Kids in Crisis (KIC) provides a vital service to children, one of the most vulnerable populations, in Stamford and surrounding communities. On behalf of the City of Stamford, we are thankful for their decades-long commitment to this important cause. I am happy to support them at the KIC IT Races to ensure they are around for years to come.”
The event will be coordinated by JB Sports, one of New England’s oldest and largest coordinators of running events, coordinating 25 events with over 30,000 participants annually.
Kids in Crisis, located in Cos Cob, Connecticut, has been touching lives and changing the futures of Southern Connecticut children and families since its founding in 1978 by developing successful solutions to an increasingly complex and growing list of family crises in the community.  Its mission is to help children to find the necessary tools and resiliency to be healthy, happy and productive.
Kids in Crisis is Connecticut’s only free, round-the-clock agency providing emergency shelter, crisis counseling and community educational programs for children of all ages and families dealing with a wide range of crises – domestic violence, mental health and family problems, substance abuse, economic difficulties and more. Since its founding, Kids in Crisis has helped more than 138,000 Connecticut children and families; last year, over 6,384 children and families received assistance from the Organization.

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