April – May 2015
The Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half starts and finishes on Middletown’s Main Street, selected as “the most romantic Main Street in the U.S.” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This artful Main Street is brimming with swanky restaurants, cool bars, an award-winning local chocolatier, a delectable cupcake bakery and much more.
And we’ve added the Legends 4-Mile run so we have a distance for every runner! A post-race, street party with local food and drink caps off a great race in a great place.
For 20 years the Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club has sponsored The River Run 5K and 10K races. And what a great run it has been for all of the participants and the community. 2015 is no exception and with your help we can continue this great Simsbury tradition. All proceeds from the River Run go to college scholarships for local Simsbury and Granby High School seniors as well as other great causes.
We are excited to announce that the registration area will again be at Simsbury Meadows next to the Rotary Park Playground and that both races will start and finish on Iron Horse Boulevard.
A race to benefit the No-Freeze Hospitality Center
The course starts and ends at the Jillson Square in downtown Willimantic, with plenty of parking. Runners will begin by heading down Main Street and cross the Willimantic River on their way to Columbia and Lebanon. Leaving the road for a short time, participants will run the historic “Airline” rail trail for nearly a mile before returning to the road. Heading back into Willimantic, participants will run over the famous Frog Bridge and along Jillson Square in front of cheering spectators on mile 6, before heading to the West end of Willimantic. Leaving Willimantic again, runners will head North through picturesque pastures in Mansfield on miles 9 and 10. Mile 11 brings runners by the ECSU sports complex. Coming in flat and fast, miles 12 and 13 run South on Ash and Jackson streets, for a finish at Jillson Square.
The race is chip-timed, and finishers receive custom pint-glasses. Short-sleeve tech shirts will be given to runners who register prior to April 1, 2014. Dominos pizza is providing the post race food. 4 water stations will be available on the course. Medals will be given to the top three finishers in each age/gender category.
Live music, tents, massages and vendors will be located on Jillson Square.
Packet pick up will be Thursday April 24th, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and Friday April 25th, 2014, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, at the Windham Recreation offices, Kramer Building, 322 Prospect Street, Willimantic. Packets may also be picked up on race day, beginning at 8:00 AM.
This adventure race, “Try Simsbury: River to Ridge Try-athlon,” will start with an ambitious 3.6 mile “River to Ridge” running/hiking segment, from the banks of Farmington River up some challenging new trails that enter Penwood Forest, gain about 400 feet in elevation, and provide lovely views from the ridge of the valley below. The next segment will be a 11.5 mile bicycling course, comprised of two loops on country roads and a short segment on the Farmington Valley Greenway. In lieu of swimming, the final component of the race is an approximately two-mile loop on the Farmington River – paddling upstream first and then back, thereby crossing twice under Simsbury’s landmark Flower Bridge….a great place for spectators!
See website for details.
This race will be held at Goodwin Park which is a large park, on US Hwy #5, near the southern city limit of Hartford. We will park on the North end of the parking lot (North of golfing building). This course is about 80 miles from Warwick, R.I. There is a golf course in the interior of the park and golf cart paths do cross our running path which is asphalt except for about 1/2 mile of dirt (see map). Please give golf carts the right-of-way.
There are 12 laps plus 1.24 miles (which we will do at the start). There is one air station at the start/finish. Race officials will keep track of the number of laps done. We will be set up about 5am. There will be one Aid Station at the Start/Finish line.
Running – in the first ever Mystic Half Marathon and 10K.
Experience 13.1 mystical miles past historic tall ships, through charming downtown and along the scenic shoreline.
Like Mystic itself, this event promises to quickly become a true New England classic.