CT Pace Per Mile Update: End of Year Runs

As my [three] faithful readers know, I am a state reporter for Pace Per Mile. I provide reports about goings-on in running in the state of Connecticut. I’ve decided to offer some additional information on my blog. The following information is part of my Pace Per Mile report for December 26, 2011 – January 1, 2012. You can find the details for my featured races here…

Orange Gordy Cap, Courtesy of BCG Westfield

Gordy’s First Race, Sunday, January 1, 2011, 11am, Westfield, MA – Sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield and B & E Tool, Gordy’s First Race offers both a 5k and 10k option for New Year’s Day runners. The races start and end in front of Westfield Middle School. The registration fees are $20 for the 5k and $25 for the 10k. Orange beanie hats are provided to the first 150 pre-registered participants and all runners are invited to a post-race party.

31st Annual Freezer 5, Sunday, January 1, 2011, 11am, Sterling, MA – The Central Mass Striders are sponsoring the 31st annual Freezer 5. This 5 mile race is billed as featuring the flattest 5 miles in Sterling, Mass. Which, according to the organizers, “ain’t too flat”. The race starts at 11am with day-of registration permitted (9-11:45am). Registration is $20 (free for 70 and older) and all pre-registered runners get gloves, a cotton t-shirt while supplies last, a finishers’ surprise, and a post race party featuring soda, seltzer, and “goodies”. Sweatshirts will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group.

Brian Aselton Memorial Snow Dash, Sunday, January 8, 2012, 1:30pm, East Hartford, CT – This 5k race is cosponsored by the East Hartford Parks and Recreation Department and the East Hartford Police Department. Proceeds from the race benefit the Brian A. Asleton Memorial Scholarship Fund and the East Hartford Police Department Child Safety and Crime Prevention department. The race begins at the Langford School and features a course with gentle, rolling hills.The entry fee is $25 and race day registration is available. There are age group awards as well as award for top police finishers and top police K9 teams.

I hope that you can find time to support one of these races, as a runner, volunteer, or spectator. Next week, I will be featuring races that might make a good New Year’s resolution – a 5k, a 6.55 mile race, and half marathon in March. There will be plenty of time to train and challenge yourself to a new distance.