May – September 2015
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 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.
The Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon is a scenic two-loop course which begins and ends in the center of Simsbury. Runners will enjoy the picturesque course along the Farmington River and the farmlands of Simsbury. The charming town center is loaded with quaint shops and wonderful restaurants.
Come see for yourself why the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon was selected as one of Bart’s Favorite Picks in Runner’s World.
Running along the ocean front streets of Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill, RI, the Surftown Half Marathon is a spectacular beach run featuring stunning ocean views! Fast and flat, the 13.1 mile course is a great destination race!
Not up for the challenge of the half marathon? Try out the 5K! A fast 5K run through the Misquamicut beach community.
Set for its 3rd annual running along Connecticut’s southeastern coast as summer is giving way to fall in 2013, Milford’s Gulf Coast Half Marathon & 5K takes runners on an out-and-back tour of this stretch of the Long Island Sound, from Milford Harbor and Gulf Pond to Silver Sands State Park, and down to Cedar Beach and back.
The entire course is basically fast and flat all the way from the starting line at the Gulf Beach Recreational Area along Gulf Street in Milford, to the turnaround point at Cedar Beach. With the exception of stretches along the first couple of miles, which unfold along the city streets that surround Milford Harbor, most of the rest of the race lies right along the coastline, giving runners views of the Long Island Sound for most of the race.
Runners will get to run across part of the newly constructed boardwalk in Silver Sands State Park, which connects the park with nearby Walnut Beach. There is also a second detour away from the coastline at just before the mid-way point of the race, as runners head off Seaview Avenue and onto 5th Avenue and then Milford Point Road, before re-joining Seaview for the remainder of the way to the turnaround point.
Once runners reach Cedar Beach, they then head back northeast along Seaview, all the way back toward Milford along the route they’ve just run, where they’ll cross the finish line back on Gulf Street. The starting time for the half marathon is scheduled for 8:00 AM, followed by those running the 5K at 8:15 AM.