Run For Ryan Memorial Run

Sun June 20 - Sat July 10, 2021 Dayville, CT 06241 US

Run 21 Challenge

$21 Registration ends July 10, 2021 at 12:00pm EDT

With the ongoing uncertainty of “live events” in the wake of Covid, and the continued hardship being felt within our local communities, we will be holding a Virtual Run 21 Challenge Event this year in lieu of our traditional Run for Ryan Memorial 5K Race/Walk.  Proceeds from the event will be going into the “Ryan French Memorial Scholarship Fund” which provides Scholarships to well deserving Killingly Ag-Ed Seniors going onto higher education.

This year, we would like to honor and celebrate Ryan’s 21st birthday by offering a fun-filled event, and, of course, we will still add a competitive aspect for those who love the thrill of competition!  Participants are asked challenge themselves to Run 21.

Set your own Challenge!

Set a target that suits you, whether it is;

  • Twenty-one minutes of exercise every day for twenty-one days
  • Complete activities 21 times
  • Cover a total of 21 miles
  • Complete multiple activities with a total duration of 21 hours
  • Complete an activity for 21 minutes

Or maybe

  • Complete 21 laps around your favorite loop course.

Whatever you choose, you have 21 days to run, walk or bike to complete your goal!

As you complete each run simply return to this web site and upload the distance / time completed. 

Entry Fees:

  • Individual: $21
  • Kids (< 10 yrs): $15
  • Note: Participants who fundraise $50 or more shall receive a refund of their entry.
  • Note: Age based discounts are applied at checkout.

Event Schedule

  • Jun 18, 2021, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Packet pickup at Owen Bell Park, Dayville.
  • Jun 19, 2021, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Packet pickup at Owen Bell Park, Dayville.
  • Jun 20, 2021, 6:00 AM - Run 21 Challenge begins.
  • Jun 20, 12:00 PM, Result posting opens.
  • Jul 10, 2021, 6:00 PM - Run 21 Challenge ends.
  • Jul 11, 2021, 12:00 pm - Results entry closes.


  • Individual
    • Male and female who complete the greatest distance.
  • Fundraiser
    • The highest male and female fundraisers.
  • Team 21 Challenge
    • The team that records the longest distance total. (Teams with a minimum of 5 members)


  • A race shirt will be available (Sizes options -- Youth Small ---> Adult XXL).
  • NOTE: race shirt availability is not guaranteed for registrations received after May 21st
  • NOTE: race packets may be collected in person on either Jun 18th or 19th from Owen Bell Park.
  • NOTE: alternatively, you may opt to have your race packet mailed to you. ( a shipping fee shall apply) 
Ryan French Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ryan French was a resident of Thompson and a student in the Ag-Ed Program at Killingly High School who sadly passed away in 2017. While at KHS, Ryan was a 3-year Varsity runner in Cross Country, 2-year Varsity runner in Outdoor Track, and ECC All-Star in both sports, and a Scholar Athlete. Ryan had a significant impact on the people around him, both young and old alike. Ryan possessed many good qualities and core values including leadership, motivation, dedication, sportsmanship, and pride in all that he did both on, and off, the track and cross-country trails. The proceeds from this event will be going into the “Ryan French Memorial Scholarship Fund” which provides Scholarships to well deserving Killingly Ag-Ed Seniors going onto higher education. 

Since its inception in 2017, the Ryan French Memorial Scholarship Fund has provided a total of $12,400 in Scholarships to 21 Ag-Ed Seniors. We look forward to continuing to award these Scholarships, and honor Ryan’s memory, for many years to come. 

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