In this Connecticut Pace Per Mile Race Report for May 15 – 28, 2012, I am featuring the end of May races. There is some good stuff coming up.
Bishop’s 5k Run for Kids, West Hartford, CT, Saturday, May 19, 2012, 8am – Benefitting the Bishop’s Fund for Children of the Episcopal Diocese of CT and sponsored by a lengthy list of companies and individuals, the Run for Kids will feature a variety of events. At 9am, the day starts with pre-race yoga. Children’s half mile and mile races begin at 9:20am, and the adult 5k run/walk starts at 9:40am. Pre-registration is $20 for adults (15 and up) and $10 for children. Race day registration is available for $25 adults and $15 for children. Online registration, course information, and other details are available on their website.
Cherry Tree Running Festival, Pawtucket, RI, Sunday, May 20, 2012 – Sponsored by the Navigant Credit Union, the Cherry Tree Running Festival will feature a half marathon, a 5k, and a kids’ 1k. The half marathon begins at 8am, the 1k begins at 10:30am, and the 5k begins at 11am. The Navigant Credit Union Cherry Tree Festival races will start and finish at Pawtucket City Hall 137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI.The first 1,500 participants that register for the Navigant Credit Union Blackstone Valley Half marathon or the Navigant Credit Union Cherry Tree 5K will receive technical t-shirts. All other entrants will receive a standard race t-shirt. The organizers encourage registrants to arrive early to park and pick up packets. Parking will be available at the Apex store parking lot off Main Street and on Roosevelt Ave. Race day registration is available and the following prices apply: $70, half marathon; $35, 5k; $18, youth 1k. The course information and other details can be found on their website.
Color Me Rad, Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT, Saturday, May 26, 2012, 9am – Benefitting the YMCA of Greater Hartford, the Color Me Rad race will be making a stop in Hartford. This race series is identifiable by their quirky, colorful races run across the US. Here’s the basic premise: run a 5k, while volunteers and your fellow runners throw handfuls of brightly colored cornstarch on you, covering you in color. Sounds fun, right? The pictures from other locations certainly make it look awesome. Registration is $45 until 5/23/12 and race day registration is available. More information can be found on their website, or on their Facebook page.
Red, White, and Blue Blast, Worcester, MA, Saturday, May 26, 2012, 9am – Sponsored by and benefitting the Flagg Street School Parent Teachers Group (PTG) The purpose of this organization is to enhance Flagg Street School by promoting school spirit and supplying financial help to benefit of the students of the school. The 5k race begins at 9am at Flagg Street School and walkers are welcome at this event. There will also be a kids’ race (with medals to all child participants) at 10am. The 5k course is wheel measured with timing provided by Central Mass Striders. Prizes will be awarded in male and female age groups.
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