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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes the Virtual Experience

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes the Virtual Experience, will be held wherever you want , from May 11 – 31, 2020. This replaces the version held at the Litchfield Green the past two years.

To learn about the different levels of involvement for this virtual event go to

Proceeds will benefit the Susan B. Anthony Project which provides confidential and free services including a 24-hour crisis line, 1:1 peer counseling, emergency shelter, support groups, and medical & legal advocacy for victims.  Transitional housing offers extended services to previously sheltered families creating a place to live without abuse while helping to achieve autonomy and work toward long-term goals.

Community Education programs are offered to school students in grades K-12 and beyond and to children in summer camp.  These programs address age appropriate issues of personal safety, teasing and bullying, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, dating violence, sexual harassment and assault.  Through presentations in schools, to civic groups, healthcare, police and other professionals, the agency seeks to build understanding of the scope of abuse and its impact/costs to individual women, children and society.

Thank you to these generous sponsors:

Agency Sponsor

Webster Bank

Gold Sponsors

O & G Industries

Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation

Torrington Savings Bank

Silver Sponsor

Twenty 2 Wallpaper

Bronze Sponsors

A Healing Trail Wellness Center

The Beauty Mark Tattooing/Piercing

Center Subaru

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

King, King Associates Certified Public Accountants

Peter Grubstein & Rosemary Ripley

National Iron Bank  

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5K November Run with the Animals

5K November Run with the Animals will be held Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Action Wildlife, 337 Torrington Road, Goshen, CT  06756.

Center Subaru is the lead sponsor of the Northwest CT YMCA Race Series.

The  5K runs through the beautiful Action Wildlife Zoo . The race will take you through a unique collection of animals spanning 7 continents! Everything from African Zebra and Watusi Cattle, Asian Water Buffalo Vietnamese Potbelly Pig, South American Llama, North American Bison and Elk, Scottish Cattle, Russian Boar, Australian Emu, and many more.

This is a rain or shine event.

Entry fees:

$20 for  5K Run, $25 after Oct. 24th, $30 on Race Day

$20 for 2 Mile Walk, $25 after Oct 24th, $30 on Race Day

$15 for 1 Mile Kids Run, no price increase

All adult registrants will receive an official event T-Shirt if registered by October 24, 2019.

Go here to register online:

Race Day Schedule:

9:00 am – 10:55 am  Packet pickup and race day registration

11:00 am Race begins

Refreshments and awards after the race.

Prizes will be awarded to overall winners and age categories winners.

The November Run with the Animals is the final race in Northwest CT YMCA’s Grand Prix Race Series.

Proceeds from the race will support financial assistance so that everyone has a chance to learn, grow and thrive at the Y!

For more information about the race email Peter Zdziarski at

To learn more about the YMCA visit

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Highland Hustle 5K

The  Highland Hustle 5K will be held Saturday, Sept. 28  2019 at Highland Lake, West Lake Road, Winsted, CT.  This is the third race in the NWCT YMCA Grand Prix Race Series which is presented by Center Subaru.

In addition to the 5k,  there will be  2 Mile Walk and 1 Mile Kid’s Run options.

Entry Fees:

5K runners  $20; after Sept. 18th  $25;  Race Day  $30.

Walking 2 Mile  $20;  after Sept. 18th  $25;  Race Day  $30.

Runners 1 Mile  $15 (for runners 12 years old and under).

Free T shirts for adults and Kids if registered by Sept. 19th.

Go here to register:

Race Day Schedule:

8:00 – 8:55 am  Check in and race day registration

9:00 am  5K Race and 2 Mile walk begin

9:10 am (approx) Kids 1 Mile race begins

Refreshments and awards after races

Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place for male/female overall. Top male and females in their respective age division will also be awarded a prize.

Proceeds from the race will benefit YMCA charitable services to help deserving individuals and families with membership and program fees.

For more information visit

The 5K Highland Hustle is the third  event in the Grand Prix  series benefiting the NWCT  YMCA. The other races are the May Day 5K at Norbrook Farm Brewery, WYLD Obstacle Run in June; the Canaan Railroad Days Run in July. The fourth and final event of the season will be in November. Please go to the Running/Walking Calendar to learn more about these races.

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WYLD Obstacle Run

The WYLD Obstacle Run, NWCT YMCA will  run on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Camp Moe, 1145 Brandy Hill Road, Torrington, CT. 06790. The event is presented by Center Subaru and is the second of four events hosted by the NWCT YMCA and Center Subaru this season.

This 8th annual race is a 5K with roughly 30 obstacles including a climbing wall, tunnels water obstacles and mud pits. There will also be a 1 mile “Crazy Kids Challenge” with scaled down obstacles .

Pre-register at, click WYLD picture and scroll down to “Register Now “bar. Free T shirts to all registrants by June 19th (Kids too!).

Here is the entry fee schedule:

Adult individual (13 yrs +)  $55, after June 19th  $65.

Team adult 5-9 people $50 each, after June 19th $65

Team adult  10 + people $45, after June 19th $65

Kids (12 yrs and under)  $10  including race day.

Race day schedule:

8:30 – 11:00 am  Packet pickup and race day signup

9:30 am   1 Mile Crazy Kids Challenge

11:00 am  First wave of adult Obstacle Run

Awards and free cookout after races.

Prizes awarded to first three places overall male and female winners, age category winners and team winners.

All proceeds benefit YMCA charitable services which provide financial assistance to individuals and families who cannot afford membership and program fees.

To register or for more information email

To learn more about the Northwest CT YMCA visit

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