In this Connecticut Pace Per Mile Race Report for February 20 – 26, 2012, I am featuring a hilly half marathon. I’ll be there, and I hope you will be, too.
Colchester Half Marathon, Colchester, CT, Saturday, February 25, 2012 – This year will be the 20th running of the Colchester Half Marathon. This USATF-certified course features hills, dirt roads, hill, cows, hills, and rural scenery. The race director bills this race as a hilly race, which, in Connecticut, means HILLY. The race begins and ends at Bacon Academy, which is Colchester’s high school, so there will be a warm spot to rest pre and post race. Rick, the race director, sees the Colchester Half as his opportunity to give back to the running community. This means that the race registration is a bargain at $12 (just $15 on race day). Your registration fee entitles you to a post-race buffet with home cooked, hot food and free post race massages are available. Register online, or by completing and mailing in the 2012 Colchester Half Marathon Application. Course information can also be found at my Colchester Half Marathon link. I hope to see some of you there!
A few other notes:
If you’re interested in some winter running gear advice, check out my guest blog over at The Running Mike. Finally, if snowshoeing is your thing, consider checking out one of the WMAC Dion Racing Series races. There are several upcoming races and races throughout the winter. Check the WMAC Dion Racing Series website for registration information and, more importantly, weather information. Obviously, snow is required for snowshoe races, so all the races are dependent upon weather conditions.