For the past three years, Reliance House has been partnering with the Hartford Marathon Foundation to bring mental wellness, fun, and physical activity to the Norwich community.  We're excited to be doing it again on November 26th, 2016 as we prepare for our 4th annual Norwich Winterfest 5K road race!

The Norwich Winterfest 5K continues to grow.  The 2015 event brought 425 runners as well as runner's families and spectators to downtown Norwich.  The annual Winterfest parade, which attracts thousands of viewers each year, follows the 5K and turns downtown Norwich into a true block party setting.  This year, we hope to make the Winterfest 5K our biggest and best yet as we promote our community and celebrate wellness.

Each year our sponsors have been the true pace setters for this monumental event.  Without them, the 5K simply wouldn't be possible.  We'd like to invite you to consider joining Schuster Driscoll and BC Heating & Cooling in sponsoring the 2016 Norwich Winterfest 5K.

With your sponsorship Reliance House can ensure a successful day for participants and spectators a like. 

  • Runners will be able to receive t-shirts, awards, and complimentary drinks and snacks
  • A free FitKids! Race will be offered with t-shirts and medals for all participants
  • Face painting, vendors, and family friendly activities for everyone

There are various levels of sponsorship available.  This year we would like to hear from organizations about what they would like to see offered as part of a sponsorship package.  In addition to your name and logo and t-shirts and advertising, what other offerings would make sponsorship more appealing to you?

Reliance House is on a mission to enhance health through mental wellness.  As we celebrate 40 years of caring for our community, we are excited to be offering this event for the 4th year.  We appreciate your consideration in becoming a sponsor and hope that you'll partner with us as we bring the community together for a fun and interactive event.  Please contact Nicole Reynolds, Agency Development Director at (860) 887-6536 ext. 275 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss sponsorship further.  We look forward to working with you!