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AFSP Run For Hope 

The AFSP Run For Hope  will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds, 384 Main St. North, Bethlehem, CT 06751.

There will be both a 5K run and 2 mile walk. Parking at Fairgrounds, sorry only service dogs allowed.

Register online here:   before May 16th at 11:59 pm.

The entry fee is $30 per person plus a $3.00 registration charge.

All pre-registrants receive a T-shirt and three raffle tickets. The first 100 registrants get swag bags. There is no number limit of runners, so you can register race day morning for $35.

Schedule is as follows:

May 17th (night before race)

6:00 – 8:30 pm    Early packet and  T- shirt  pickup at Nick’s Country Kitchen.

May 18th

8:30 am  Registration

10:00 am  Brief ceremony,  5K  begins followed immediately by 2 mile walk.

Awards and raffle after races.

Awards to top male and female overall finishers and to top male and females in each of eight age categories.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in their work to raise awareness about depression, anxiety, PTSD and fight against suicide. To learn more about AFSP visit

For more information about Run For Hope email or call Katie Lapointe at (203) 841-6774.

The organizers wish to thank the following sponsors for their generosity:

Help, Inc.

FM 97.3 WZBG

The Painted Pony

Litwin Asman P.C. Attorneys at Law

Litchfield Bancorp

Bantam Lake Animal Hospital & Thomaston Veterinary Clinic

Brothers Tree Service

JMW Accounting, LLC

Blue Ribbon Boarding Kennels


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Bring on the Heat 5K Run/Walk

The Bring on the Heat 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Memorial Hall, 1 Town Green, Bethlehem, CT 06751.

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

Pre-register (or questions) at

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 will be professionally chip-timed by the Empire Timing Company.

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

A Free craft beer from Woodbury Brewery with ID

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.

To learn more about the Bethlehem Fuel Bank visit

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 * * 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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