Sunday, October 7, 2018

3rd Annual Ride or Stride

37 mile Gravel Grinder

20 mile Backroad Burner

10 mile Causeway Cruiser

Foliage 5K Walk/Run



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About Us

cropped-yfs1.jpgEast Haddam Youth & Family Services (EHYFS) is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to inspiring the potential of and promoting the positive and healthy development of youth and families. EHYFS strives to create and enhance opportunities which advance the quality of life for all youth and families within our community by providing a spectrum of prevention, intervention and advocacy services.

Your donation of:

  • $35 would support one middle school student attending SHARP (Safe Home Alone Readiness Program) or one individual or family counseling session.
  • $50 Would support one session (two months) of a homework assistance program at the middle school.
  • $100 would support one elementary school Family Night.
  • $300 would support a summer Beach Party for middle and high school students.
  • $500 would pay for one parent workshop.
  • $1000 would pay for a middle or high school assembly.

Ride or Stride is a charity event organized by the EHYFS Board of Directors and run entirely by volunteers.

To learn more about EHYFS, visit: www.ehyfs.org or find us on Facebook


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There are many ways to get involved with Ride or Stride!

Bike in one of the 3 route options

  • 37 mile Gravel Grinder
  • 23 mile Backroad Burner road ride
  • 10 mile Causeway Cruiser road ride

Stride (walk or run) in the Foliage 5K

Ride or stride alone or in a team!

Registration coming soon!

Start & Finish at the Town Beach on East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike.  Don’t forget to join us after at the Moodus Sportman’s Club for a post-race picnic and exciting raffle prizes!


Set a team or individual fundraising goal and help us reach our goal of $10,000.  Prizes will be awarded to the top earners for an individual and team.  All contributions are tax deductible and 100% will go back into EHYFS programs and events!

Donate Now


Ride or Stride’s success depends on our volunteers!  Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities and sign up.




Donate Now

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2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Medal Sponsor – $500

Sponsorship benefits:

  • Paid registration for 4 team members
  • Publicized as a gold medal sponsor with logo/name on:
    • Event Signage (Main Event)
    • Newspaper, Social Media & Website
    • 4 Raffle tickets

Silver Medal Sponsor – $250

Sponsorship benefits:

  • Paid registration for 2 team members
  • Publicized as a silver medal sponsor with logo/name on:
    • Event Signage (Main Event)
    • Newspaper, Social Media & Website
    • 4 Raffle tickets

Bronze Medal Sponsor – $100

Sponsorship benefits:

  • Paid registration for 1 team member
  • Publicized as a bronze medal sponsor with logo/name on:
    • Event Signage (Main Event)
    • Newspaper, Social Media & Website
    • 1 Raffle ticket

In-kind donations are welcome and appreciated!  All donors will be publicized accordingly.

Download the 2018 Sponsor packet

Email us with questions or comments regarding Sponsorship.

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Check back soon to register for Ride or Stride or to volunteer.

Questions?  Email us and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.