In this Connecticut Race Report (also featured on Pace Per Mile), I’m highlighting some great races and a few triathlons in Connecticut in July.
Rentschler Airfield 5k, Manchester, CT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 6pm – Beginning and ending at the Rentschler Field airways (park in the Cabela’s parking lot), this FLAT and fast 5k winds through the historic runways. The event benefits the Brian A. Aselton Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to children of police officers and local criminal justice students. Age group awards will be presented and post race food and drinks will be provided by Cabela’s and The Olde Burnside Brewing Company. Registration is $30 for adults with discounts for college students, teens, and children. Race day registration is available. FYI – this is a Hartford Marathon Foundation race.
Citizens Bank 5k Summer Fun Run, Middletown, CT, Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 5pm – This is a family-oriented festival that includes a 5k road race. The festival features live music, Oddfellows street performers, ARTFARM’s Circus for a Fragile Planet, moonwalk, giant slide and extended hours at Kidcity Children’s Museum. Throughout the event, live music and dancing entertainment will be provided.
Remember, Wednesdays through August 18, the Bolton XC Series family race event is happening at the Bolton Heritage Farm (Rose Farm). Complete information is here, and an interview with the race director is here.
There are also a few great local triathlons coming up. If you’re a triathlete, or want to try one, consider one of these:
Amica 19.7 Triathlon Ocean Beach, New London, CT, Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 7am
Ellington Sprint Triathlon, Ellington, CT, Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 8am
Looking for races in a different area, or more options in Connecticut? Try The Race Robot, a race listing site for runners by runners.