Welcome to the 2nd Annual 5K presented by Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Church!

The Show Me The Way 5K will take place on the scenic Farmington Canal Trail in Hamden, CT. Runners and walkers will enter the trail at the end on Benham St and head north through meadows, woods and brooks before turning around near Dixwell Ave and returning to the finish line. The trail follows the route of the Farmington Canal Railroad which replaced the Farmington Canal and followed the same path. The railroad opened in in the 1840s and was in continuous use until the 1980s. In the 1990s efforts began to convert the old rail bed to an improved trail for recreational use and the greenway now covers 84 miles, extending from New Haven to Northampton, MA

Race Location, Schedule, Cost & T-shirt:
Location:Farmington Canal Trail -

GPS address 1873 Dixwell Ave, Hamden,CT 06514  
Registration 7:30am

Race starts 9am SHARP

Race is Chip Timing
Fee is non-refundable
Cutoff date for T-shirts is 6/14
Only individul registration will be available on race day and it is $30
PLEASE, no pets! 

Awards for 5K Runners ONLY

In the virtual race you can run at any location/State, you can walk, use the treadmill or run outside. Please share a photo with us after you run on our Facebook event.

2nd Annual  Show Me the Way 5K Saturday 6/22 at 9am

rewarding to the person laboring. Our parishioners work hard & succeed at anything that they attempt. Whether its sports competitions or it is a mission trip to Kenya or Bolivia, they are each making a difference, one person at a time!

Our Coptic Orthodox church welcomes & invites everyone to attend our weekly Friday night bible study or any other church event. The race proceeds will benefit the Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Hamden, CT, it will help the church to continue its mission and enable it to better support the community.

The Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in CT was founded in 1986 with 9 families, currently the church serves around 200 families. The Coptic Church is based on the teachings of Saint Mark who brought Christianity to Egypt during the reign of the Roman emperor Nero in the first century, a dozen of years after our Lord's ascension. The immigration of the Coptic people to the United States started around the late 1940s. After 1952, the rate of Coptic immigration from Egypt to the United States increased. The first Coptic Church in the United States is St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church, which was established in the late 1960s in New Jersey.

​The Church is very active in the community. Some of the activities that our parishioners participate in are volunteering at St Ann’s soup kitchens; serving the homeless on the New Haven Green, singing Christmas songs to the elderly at assisted living facilities; we also have food drives and regularly donate to the needy. We strive to teach our parishioners the value of exhibiting love through service. Service of others is most