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Race Around the Lake, 18th Annual

The Race Around the Lake, 18th Annual, 3.5 Mile will be held Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Berkshire Hall, Brodie Park, 580 West Hill Road, New Hartford, CT 06057.

The race is hosted by At Brodie Park.

This is a family run/walk around scenic West Hill Lake.

Pre-register online or print out mail in forms at brodiepark.org. Free T shirts are guaranteed to all who pre-register by May 20th deadline. Race day registrants may receive T shirts but sizes not guaranteed.

Mail in registration is due by May 23rd.

Please Note: The brodiepark.org website is being redesigned , but entry form information should be ready soon.

Here is the entry fee schedule:

Ages 6 – 13   $10

Ages 14-16 $15

Ages 17 and over $20-

Race day $25 for all runners

If mail in, make check payable to Brodie Park and mail to:

Brodie Park Inc.

P.O. Box 5

New Hartford, CT 06057

Race day schedule

8:30 am Sign up

10:00 am Race begins

10:45 am Children’s fun run, Awards ceremony

Proceeds from the race will benefit Brodie Park and will fund maintenance and preservation of the Park.

To learn more about Brodie Park visit brodiepark.org.

For more information about the Race Around the Lake call Elaine Murphy (860) 601-5541 or email Pam Fitzgerald – atbrodielake@gmail.com.

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Beautiful Places

Have you noticed how quickly time has passed by this year? Seasons seem only to last a month or so, then gone- especially autumn. Already October is half over, and leaf-viewing opportunities are fading. We’ll have to hustle if we want to capture the glory of the Tri-State’s most precious time of year.

And we have some recommendations for where to see it all. These are the beautiful places often mentioned in sportingAcause- the venues where so many walks and runs take place throughout the year. They are the parks and trails where folks can safely run and walk often without venturing onto a highway and maybe take in their surroundings as they pass by.

The White Memorial Conservation Center is one, with 40 miles of trails within 4,000 acres of woodlands, fields, rivers and wetlands in Litchfield, CT. Learn more at whitememorialcc.org.

Another is the Walkway Over the Hudson, a converted rail road trestle which spans high above the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY. Dozens of walks and 5K’s are held here every year. In fact a Walk To End Alzheimer’s and a Walk To Defeat ALS will be held there this Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Take part in one and view the river vistas at the same time. Visit walkway.org for details.

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail and the tongue-twisting Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, in Millerton, NY and Cheshire, MA respectively, offer miles of paved pathways with gorgeous views. Visit hvrt.org and mass.gov/locations/ashuwillticook-rail-trail for more info.

And here are some more candidates for great autumn viewing:

Ferncliff Forest, Rhinebeck, NY,   ferncliffforest.org

Barbour Woods, Norfolk, CT

Peach Hill Park,   Poughkeepsie, NY peach-hill-park.org

Pittsfield State Forest, Pittsfield, MA mass.gov/locations/pittsfield-state-forest

Brodie Park, New Hartford, CT, town.new-hartford.ct.us/recreation-department/pages/brodie-park

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox, MA , massaudubon.org

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