In this Connecticut Pace Per Mile Race Report for April 30 – May 6, 2012, I am featuring lots of races. It’s a busy running weekend!
Mill Pond 5k, Somers CT, Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:30am – The second annual Mill Pond 5k and 1 mile Family Fun Run will take place in scenic Somers. Proceeds from the races benefit the Somers Academy – The Grammar School Scholarship Fund. There will be a 5k and a children’s fun run. Timing will be provided by The Last Mile Racing and prizes will be awarded to the top three males and females in the 5k. Walkers are welcome in both events. Registration is $20 for the 5k and $10 for the 1 mile fun run and race day registration is available.
Run MS, a Cinco de Mayo 5k, East Hartford CT, Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9am – Taking place at Rentschler Filed in East Hartford, this race will benefit the National MS Society. The $25 pre-registration fee includes a commemorative T-shirt and light refreshments after the race. The race will be run entirely in the stadium grounds (read: flat!). Timing will be provided by The Last Mile Racing and prizes will be awarded for overall winners and age group winners.
Cox Rhode Races,marathon, half marathon, and 5k, Providence RI, Sunday, May 6, 2012, 7:30am and 8am – The 5th annual Cox Rhode Races will feature a marathon, half marathon, 5k, and kids’ race.The course is a nice mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods as the race starts in Downtown Providence and heads along the Providence River to India Point Park before heading down tree lined Blackstone Boulevard towards Pawtucket. The course then winds through Pawtucket before heading back down the famous Boulevard and down along the Providence River, and finishing back downtown. The courses are all USATF certified. The marathon registration fee is $100 today, and $120 on race day. The half marathon registration fee is $70 today and $85 on race day. The 5k is $37 today and $40 on race day. Children must be registered in advance for the kids’ race – registration is $20 and no race day registration is available. Registered runners will get a t shirt, medal (marathon and half distance only), and a post race party. Race maps, and tons of other great information, is available on their website.
True Colors 5k, Manchester CT, Sunday, May 6, 2012, 10am – Hosted by the Hartford Marathon Foundation (and all that implies), the True Colors 5k will be run through beautiful Wickham Park in Manchester. The course is a two loop course featuring rolling hills and beautiful scenery. The race benefits True Colors, a sexual minority youth and family services bureau. Registration is $30 and students gets a $5 discount. Race day registration is available. True Colors is a great organization, that works toward creating a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. They challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership development, mentoring and direct services to youth and those responsible for their well-being. Contact True Colors at 888-565-5551 or www.ourTrueColors.org to learn more.
In addition to these great races, it’s graduation weekend for many colleges and universities, including UConn. Congratulations, graduates and faculty, staff, family, and friends, who have supported the graduates.
Looking for races in another location, or interested in races other than those I have featured? Check out The Race Robot, a runner-created resource. Also, consider adding your reviews if you run one of the featured races. The feedback will help us all find great races.