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The Retro Run 5K

The Retro Run 5K will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Morris Town Beach, 83 East Shore Road, Morris, CT 06763. Retro costumes are encouraged.

Pre-register at runsignup.com/race/ct/retrorun5k.

The entry fee is $20 per person and increases to $25 after  Jan. 31, 2018. The fee increases again to $30 after April 30 until May 19th. Add $2.50 signup fee for each registration.

All registrants get a retro tie-dyed T shirt, but guaranteed sizes will only be available if registered one month before race day.

Please note: This race has a maximum number of entrants, so be sure to register early.

The race day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am  Packet pickup and late registration (if there are still openings).

12:00 noon  Race begins

Awards, food and raffles after race.

Awards will be given to winners in five-year age increments, and there will be a prize for best costume.

For more information visit runsignup.com/race/ct/retrorun5k.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Morris Recreation Department.

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The Camphill Village 5K Trail and Fun Run

The Camphill Village 5K Trail and Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Camphill Village, 84 Camphill Road, Copake, NY 12516. This three-option event has an interesting twist. Besides the 5K Trail Race and Fun Run/Walk around the campus, participants can choose to run from home or anywhere they happen to be.

Go to camphillvillage5k.org to register online. The entry fee for both the 5K and the Fun Run is $25, but you can sign up race day morning at the same $25 price. Everyone who signs up online will get a free T shirt. And here’s the third option. Register online (again $25) to run from home or wherever you happen the be on Race Day. After the race a T shirt will be sent to you if you pre-registered.

The race day schedule is as follows:

9:30 am   Registration

10:00 am  Both Fun Run and 5K begin

Light refreshments after the races.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Camphill Village to help fund their programs for children with developmental disabilities.

To learn more about Camphill village visit camphillvillage.org.

For more information about the race or to register visit camphillvillage5k.org or call Christine at (518) 329-7924   ext. 133 or email cvinfo@camphillvillage.org.

Thank you to the generous 2017 business sponsors!

Andrea Kowalski Architect, LLC                                                                                                                                  The Bonadio Group Burfeind & Sons Contracting, LLC Dechert LLP                                                                                                                                                             designwajskol Diversified Group                                  Hamel Family Wines Nevins Insurance Agency Pro Printers                                                                                                                                  R.P. Schmidt & Sons Electric Ruge’s

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The Bring on the Heat 5K Run/Walk

The Bring on the Heat 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Memorial Hall, 1 Town Green, Bethlehem, CT 06751.

The event, which is presented by Bethlehem Park and Recreation, will include a 5K run, a 5K walk and a 1/4 mile kid’s fun run.

Pre-register at runsignup.com/bethlehem/bringontheheat5k.

Early registration fee is $25 to run or walk, $5 for the fun run. Please add $2.50 signup fee for online registration. Race day fee is $30. T shirts guaranteed to the first 100 registrants (5K only).

The race day schedule is as follows:

7:30 am  Registration and packet pickup

8:30 am Kid’s run begins

9:00 am 5K run/walk begins

Awards, music and raffles after the races

Awards go to the top overall male and female finisher as well as the top three in each of nine age groups.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bethlehem Fuel Bank.

For more information about the race call Maggie Flanagan at (203) 266-7510  ext. 217.

To learn more about the Bethlehem Fuel Bank visit firstchurchofbethlehem.org.

Bring on the Heat sponsors:

Thomaston Savings Bank * Jason G. Stokes Masonry & Carting *  MG Creative Services *  Blue Boy Boxing Club *  Bethlehem Masonry Supply, LLC *  Bethlehem Spirit Shop LLC *  b. hive Salon *  Gary Santoro Masonry *  Newport Academy *  Crystal Rock *  Drakely Realty *  jeffreyboucher.com *  New Morning Market *  Hickcox Funeral Home *  Percy Thompson Meadows *  Eagle Electric *  Anvil Artistry Custom Ironwork, Design & Fabrication *  True Value of Bethlehem *  Massage Therapy by Heather Palma *  Town Apothecary *  The Langin’s *  March Farm *  What Works *  Carragan Heating & Air Conditioning *  Waldron Masonry *  Schlegel’s Stonework

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The Hand in Hand 5K Run/Walk

The Hand in Hand 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, April 8, 2018 on Walk Over The Hudson,  Poughkeepsie side, 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The Walk Over The Hudson, which is a New York State Park, is the world’s longest footbridge. The race starts on the Poughkeepsie side and runs out and back.

Pre-register at active.com before April 3rd. The first 125 registrants will  receive a free Stay-Dry event T shirt. The early registration price is $20 and $25 on race day. Walking price is $10. Registrants will also be entered into a raffle for Yankee box seat tickets.

The race day schedule is as follows:

8:00 am  Registration

9:30 am  5K run/walk begins.

Refreshments before and after race. Awards.

Awards go to the top three male and female finishers in each of seven age groups. There will be a $50 prize for the first place overall male and female finisher.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Panichi Family Center for Communications and Learning  through the Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital Network.

For directions to and parking suggestions at the Walk Over The Hudson visit walkway.org.

For more information about the Hand in Hand 5K  or to register call Race Director Lori Hale at (845) 373-9511  ext.256 or email lhale@maplebrookschool.org.

To learn more about the Panichi Family Center visit midhudsonregional.org/special-needs-preschool.

Organizers thank the 2017 sponsors for their generosity.

Lead Event Sponsors                                                                                                                                   Maplebrook School            Royal Carting Service Company

Platinum Sponsor                                                                                                                                                    CEJJ, Inc.

Gold Sponsor                                                                                                                                                     Troiano Family

Silver Sponsors                                                                                                                                                       Bank of Millbrook                                                Corporate Care International MidHudson Regional Hospital (a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network)              Teahan & Constantino, LLP Tomkins Mahopac Bank

Mile Marker Sponsors                                                                                                                                         Adams Fairacre Farms     Central Hudson         Hudson Valley Fresh                  Meyer Contracting

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The Spring Splash, 14th Annual

The Spring Splash, 14th Annual, will be held Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Town Grove, Ethan Allen Street, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The event is open to everyone, but youngsters 10-18 years old must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Everyone is required to raise $25 or more in pledges to participate.

Visit thejanelloydfund.org to find pledge and waiver forms.

Please bring all forms and pledge money to the event.

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

T-shirts given to all qualified entrants.

The event day schedule is as follows:

12:00  Noon   Registration

1:00 pm  Opening remarks and Splash begins

Refreshments after the Splash.

For more information call (860) 435-9866.

Proceeds from the splash will benefit both the Jane Lloyd Fund and the Housatonic FFA Alumni John Rice Scholarship Fund.

Organizers for the Spring Splash would like to thank Deano’s Pizza, Harney & Sons Tea and Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service, for their ongoing support.

To learn more about the Jane Lloyd Fund visit thejanelloydfund.org.

To learn more about the Housatonic FFA Alumni John Rice Scholarship Fund email jr4evyng@gmail.com.

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The Housatonic Hustle

The Housatonic Hustle is a unique running event that is actually three races in three different locations on the same day, Sunday, March 25, 2018. They are arranged so one can participate in one , two or all three races.

The first race, 2.1 miles, is at Camp Cochipianee,  291 Beach Street, Goshen, CT 06756.

The second race, 2.6 miles, is at Warren Woods, 251 Brick School Road, Warren, CT 06754.

The third race, 3K, is at Veteran’s Field, 17 Sawmill Road, Sherman, CT 06784.

All three race distances equal a quarter marathon.

To register go to runsignup.com.

Note:  Registration for all three races at a price discount has filled up already, but you can still sign up for all three individually. The entry fee is $20 plus $2.50 registration fee per person, for each race. Online registration ends March 24th at 12:00 pm EDT.

The race day schedule is as follows:

Goshen Race #1

7:15 am – 8:00 am   On-site registration

8:15 am  – 9:20 am  Race begins and ends

Warren Race #2

9:50 am – 10:20 am  On-site Registration

10:30 am – 11:45 am  Race begins and ends

Sherman Race # 3

12:20 pm – 12:50 pm  On-site Registration

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Race begins and ends

All proceeds minus registration fees will benefit Team Susan Sunrise for Relay for Life Meriden-Wallingford. Relay for Life supports the American Cancer Society’s many programs.

For more information about this many-faceted race, go to runsignup.com.

To learn more about Relay for Life visit acsevents.org.

 

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The 2nd Annual Retro Dodgeball Tournament

The 2nd Annual Retro Dodgeball Tournament will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 (snow date 3/25) at the Litchfield High School, 14 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Six-person coed teams make up the double-elimination tournament . A team must have at least one female or one male member. Entrants must be at least 18 years old. The entry fee is $35 per person or $210 per team. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Spectators will be admitted for free.

Advance registration only. Although there is no registration deadline, there are openings for 24 teams and the roster is expected to fill quickly.

To register, go to lefforstudents.org.

The tournament day schedule is as follows:

1:00 pm  Check in

2:00-5:00 pm  Tournament

Awards and raffle following tournament.

Two trophies will be awarded: to the “Last Team Standing” and “the Most Team Spirit/Best Costumes”.

Last year’s inaugural event, which was inspired by “Two Old Dads”, raised around $5,000.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Litchfield Education Fund (LEF) which offers enrichment programs in Litchfield’s three schools. The non- profit has awarded $173,000 in support since 2004.

For more information call Michele Saunders at (203) 767-4537 or email BOD@LEFforStudents.org.

Organizers thank the following businesses for their support:

Premiere Sponsor:                                                                                                                    OrthoConnecticut

Go for the Gold Sponsors:                                                                                                                             Murphy Boyz Printing & Marketing LLC                                                                                                       Litchfield Bancorp                                                                                                                                                                 Litchfield Saltwater Grille                                                                                                                                        Ericson Insurance Advisors                                                                                                                                  Platinum Car Wash & Oil

Go for the Glory Sponsors:                                                                                                                                      Jason Hart Music                                                                                                                                               Sportsmen’s                                                                                                                                                                   Secor, Cassidy & MacPartland P.C.                                                                                                                      Bantam Bread Co.                                                                                                                                                     Webster Bank                                                                                                                                                   Stedronsky & Meter, LLC E.J.                                                                                                                                    Murphy Realty, LLC                                                                                                                                            Berkshire Engineering & Surveying, LLC                                                                                                                     Bantam Wesson

 

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The Winsted Penguin Plunge

The Winsted Penguin Plunge will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Highland Lake Boat Launch, 278 Lake St., Winsted, CT 06098. This is the “largest grass roots fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics CT.”

Entrants, who must be 8 years old or more, are asked to raise a minimum of $100 each to participate in the Penguin Plunge, but there are great incentive prizes for those who meet higher fundraising levels. Those who do not want to take the plunge can still participate in the fundraising effort. Entrants are asked to raise their funds early enough to bring them the day of the event.

Register online at give.classy.org/winstedplunge for a free event T shirt. Costumes are encouraged. Get a printable registration form at soct.org.

The Plunge day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am  Registration

12:00 noon  Plunge

1:00 pm  Awards for fundraisers, best costumes and other festivities.

Proceeds from the Penguin Plunge will support 13,000 athletes in Special Olympics CT in their year-round training in 27 different sports.

For more information call (203)230-1201 ext 264 or email specialolympics@soct.org.

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The Human Dog Sled Race

The Human Dog Sled Race will be held Friday night, February 9, 2018, at Satre Hill (Ski Jumps), Indian Cave Road, Salisbury, CT. The event is part of Jumpfest 2018 (see Jumpfest profile) and is sponsored by the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA). The Human Dog Sled Race begins at the conclusion of the Ski Jumping Under the Lights (approximately 8:30 pm).

The entry fee is $25 per six-person team- the $15 per person entry fee into Jumpfest is waived for team members.

The Human Dog Sled team consists of six people- five pullers and one rider pulling a sled of the team’s own design. The course is approximately 3/10’s of a mile long, using the outrun (the expanse where jumpers come to a stop).

Teams compete in timed, two-team races, and the two fastest times in each category will run a second race for the trophy. There will be three categories: men, women and mixed (at least one female puller).

The race-night schedule is as follows:

Ticket booth for Jumpfest opens at 6:00 pm. Team members should arrive early enough before start time to allow for organizing people and equipment, signing in and paying.

Event begins approximately at 8:30 pm, depending on when ski jumping ends.

Awards after race completion. Trophies will be awarded to first place winners for men, women and mixed divisions. There will also be a People’s Choice award for the best sled/ costume design.

Important notice: This event comes with risk. Participants should be reasonably fit. Also, occasionally during a race, a puller may fall and their sled may strike or slide over them. Although teams have wide latitude in designing their sled, please consider using a smooth bottomed design or better yet an air-filled design such as a large inner tube which would be less painful than a steel runnered sled, for example. The harness design also deserves consideration. A system where a falling puller can simply “let go” is preferable to a harness where all pullers are “locked in”- if they fall, they get dragged by the other pullers.

All team members must sign a liability release.

New entrants should email info@jumpfest.org for more information. To pre-register, again email info@jumpfest.org.

Proceeds from the Human Dog Sled Race will benefit SWSA’s junior ski programs.

For more information about jumpfest or SWSA visit jumpfest.org.

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