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Hillacious Half

The Hillacious Half will kick off Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at the Morgan-Weir American Legion Post 27, 400 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT.

The 3rd annual 13.1 mile race is open to individuals and two-person relay teams.

New this year: buy a mile marker for $25 which will bear the name of someone you choose who is currently serving or has served in the military. The race begins and ends at the Legion Post. The second- leg members of the relay teams will be bused to the halfway point and first-leggers will be bused back to the starting point.

No pets, or wheels are allowed.

The entry fee for individuals is $50 per person and $100 per team. For an additional $10, both runners and non-runners can buy a dog tag with name of a service man or woman, presently serving or a veteran. Wear it during the race and keep it as a participation memento. Call Beth Murphy at (860) 459-8596 about dog tag details.

Register online at fasttracktiming.com or call Beth to get a mail-in entry form. Entry forms are also available in several Litchfield businesses. Register by Oct. 22 to get dated T shirt. After Oct. 22, get undated T shirt with no size guarantee.

Timing is by Fast Track Timing.

Friday, Nov 16th, the night before the race, 5-7 pm at the American Legion- early packet pickup and late entry, and view Wall of Honor.

The race day schedule is as follows:

8:00 am Packet pickup, registration and last minute signup

10:00 am Race begins

Awards, raffles and post-race party hosted by the American Legion. Food and beer will be available for sale, and everyone, not just the runners, are invited.

The top male and female finisher will have their names engraved on a perpetual trophy housed at the Morgan-Weir American Legion Post 27 in Litchfield. There will be dog tags and other prizes awarded.

Proceeds from the race, after expenses, will help area veterans or their families in need. Last year’s race raised about $4,000.

Participants as well as spectators are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the Legion Post to support their thanksgiving food drive.

For more information, again call Beth Murphy at (860) 459-8596 or email at murphybeth@optimum.net or visit fasttracktiming.com or hillacioushalf.com.

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5K Monster Dash

The 5K Monster Dash will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 White Hall Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

This race, which is presented by Center Subaru, replaces the Zombie Chase Challenge. It is the fourth and final race of the Northwest CT YMCA Grand Prix Race Series. Runners are encouraged to wear costumes and can choose among a 5K Run, a 2 – Mile Walk and the 1 Mile Kids Run.

The 5K Monster Dash no longer has the “flag football” feature – it is a straight 5K run.

Children 12 and under have the choice of running the adult course accompanied by an adult or taking the 1 mile option.

To register visit nwcty.org/trailrun and click on “Register” bar.

Entry Fees:

5K runners $20; after Oct. 23rd $25; Race Day $30.

Walking 2 Mile $20; after Oct. 23rd $25; Race Day $30.

Runners 1Mile $10 (for runners 12 years old and under).

Free T shirts for adults if registered by Oct. 23rd.

Race day Schedule:

8:00 – 8:55 am Packet pickup and race day registration

9:00 am Race and Walk begin

Refreshments and awards after races.

Prizes awarded to overall winners, male and female, as well as top finishers in age groups. There is also a prize for best costume.

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

The 5K Monster Dash is the final event in the Grand Prix series benefiting the NWCT YMCA. The other races were the WYLD Obstacle Run in June; the Canaan Railroad Days Run in July and the 5K Highland Hustle in October. Please go to the Running/Walking Calendar to learn more about these races.

For more information visit nwcty.org/trailrun.

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Making Strides of Litchfield County Walk Against Breast Cancer

The Making Strides of Litchfield County Walk Against Breast Cancer will be held Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT.

Nationally, over 1.4 million people will participate in Making Strides events this year, and more than $60 million will be raised. The Litchfield County Making Strides will be one of hundreds taking place around the country.

The event is free, but participants are asked to fundraise as individuals or teams.

To learn how to become a fundraiser or join a team visit

The walk is non-competitive and from 3 to 5 miles long.

The walk day schedule is as follows:

11:30 am Registration

12:00 noon   Survivors Luncheon

12:30 pm Warm ups

12:45 pm Opening Ceremonies

1:00 pm Walk begins

Entertainment , food trucks after the walk.

Proceeds from the event will be used “to fund innovative research, provide free information and support programs to patients and caregivers and to help reduce breast cancer risks or find it early”.

To learn how to register, form a team or fundraise for the event call Amber Dunphy at (203) 379-4738 or email at litchfieldctstrides@cancer.org .

Thank you to these generous sponsors:

National Presenting Sponsor

Avon

Local Sponsors

Center Subaru

FM 97.3 WZBG

O & G Industries

Torrington Savings Bank

Utitec Inc.

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Connecticut Tour Des Farms

The Connecticut Tour Des Farms bike tour will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 starting at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

You can choose between two rides, 16 miles or 26 miles both of which will take you to farms in Goshen, Litchfield and Morris. The tours will make farm stops where you can purchase produce, chocolate, wine and more. A Tour van will take your purchases back to the White Memorial starting point. Short sections of the Tour will use unpaved dirt roads.

Register o line at ctrcd.org/tourdesfarms/registration.

The Tour, which will be held rain or shine, is sponsored by Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development.

Registration fee for the Tour is $65 for adults and $25 for children 13-18. There are several lunch options for an additional $20.

T shirts are guaranteed for registrants by Sept. 14th. The fee includes $5 “Crop Cash” and admission to the Pie Fest.

Tour day schedule:

8:00 am – 2:00 pm Ride

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pie Fest.

Proceeds from the Tour will fund CRCD’s conservation and agricultural projects.

For more information, including helmet and other requirements, visit ctrcd.org.

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Litchfield Cross Country Challenge 36th Annual 5K and 2K

The Litchfield Cross Country Challenge 36th Annual 5K and 2K will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT.

The 5K and Kids 2K races are sponsored by the Litchfield Parks and Recreation and hosted by the Litchfield Track Club.

The entry fee is $15 if pre-registered by Sept. 20th ($20 day of the race). The first 40 entrants will receive souvenirs. To get a registration form visit townoflitchfield.org, click to Litchfield Parks and Recreation to download form.

Entry forms are also available at the following locations: Murphy’s Pharmacy, Litchfield Community Center, The Village restaurant and Sportsmen’s of Litchfield. Make checks payable and mail to:

Litchfield Parks and Recreation

P.O. Box 12

Bantam, CT 06750

Timing will be provided by Sunstroke Timing.

The race day schedule is as follows:

8:30 am Registration

9:00 am 2K Kid’s Race begins (for kids 18 and under)

9:30 am 5K begins

Awards after.

Homemade honey prizes will go to male and female winners in five age categories.

Any proceeds from the race will benefit Litchfield Parks and Recreation.

For more information call (860) 567-7569.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Litchfield, CT 2018

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Litchfield, CT will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT.

The Litchfield Walk to End Alzheimer’s is one of 600 such events taking place around the country.

There is no entry fee for this 2 mile event, although registration is required and participants are asked to make a personal donation and encouraged to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association either as individuals or as part of a team. To register, visit alz.org/walk.

Registrants who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a T-shirt. All registrants will receive a wrist band and a Promise Garden flower.

The event day schedule is as follows:

11:30 am Registration and T-shirt pickup (if eligible), receive wrist band and Garden Promise flower.

12:30 pm Ceremony

1:00 pm Walk begins

Food trucks, live music and more afterwards.

Last year’s Walk raised $107,000. This year’s goal is $117,000.

Proceeds from the Walk will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter which supports research and funds programs and services to families and individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

To register for the Walk, volunteer or learn more about the event or the Alzheimer’s Association call Tina Hogan at (860) 828-2828 or email her at thogan@alz.org.

Thank you to these generous sponsors

National Presenting Sponsor

Edward Jones

Statewide Sponsors

Benchmark Senior Living

Hartford HealthCare

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care

Standard Oil

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Walk in the Woods for Parkinson’s, 7th Annual

The Walk in the Woods for Parkinson’s, 7th Annual, will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT. The event which will be held rain or shine, is sponsored by the Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group (TAPSG).

There are three walks: .6 miles, .9 miles and 2 miles

The entry fee for the walk is $20 per person. If you register before Aug. 10th, you get a free T-shirt. You are also encouraged to form a team and solicit donations for the cause. Go to torringtonparkinsonssupportgroup.com to learn more about that.

To register online or to get a printout form go to walkforpd.org. Mail check (payable to: TAPSG) and mail to:

TAPSG

P.O. Box 521

185 East Elm St.

Torrington, CT 06790

But there’s more than walking at work here. People are encouraged to bring picnics to enjoy before, during and after the event. There will also be a variety of activities starting at noon including games, raffle, sales, entertainment and more.

The walk day schedule is as follows:

11:30 am – Noon Family Picnics and Parkinson’s awareness

Noon   Registration, if pre-registered pick up T-shirt, Activities begin.

1:00 pm Walk begins

2:00 pm Celebration ceremony, Prizes and Announcements

3:00 pm Family picnic continues, area clean up.

Proceeds from the walk will benefit both area people with Parkinson’s and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Research.

The Mission of the Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group is to maximize strength, minimize disability and achieve and maintain full potential of people with Parkinson’s and their caretakers.

Last year 300 walkers raised $20,000.

To learn more, call Susan at (860) 489-1677, visit walkforpd.org or torringtonparkinsonssupportgroup.com.

Thank you to the following generous sponsors:

Torrington Savings Bank

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Ryan Gleeson Funeral Home

Torrington-Winsted Rotary Club

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Litchfield Hills Road Race, 42nd Annual

The Litchfield Hills Road Race, 42nd Annual, will be held Sunday June 10, 2018 on The Litchfield Green, Litchfield, CT 06759.

This is a world class 7.1 mile race where as many as 1300 runners will compete, along with hundreds of volunteers and thousands of spectators. The event will also host several youth races, a 2.3 competitive race for 11-13 year olds, a 1 mile race for ages 8-10 and 200 yard dashes for individual ages 4-8.

The town actually makes a weekend of it, offering many activities leading up to the main event.

The pre-registration fee for the race is $35, race day registration fee is $45. Pre-registration is available online or mail in. Pre-registrations (and payment) received by 5/11 guarantees listing in program, pre-registration by 5/15 guarantees a dated Tech T-shirt. After 5/15 undated T shirts while supplies last.

Race Day Schedule:

9:00 am- 12:30 pm Registration for 1 mile and 200 yard dashes (children’s registration tent)

9:00 – 11:30 am 2.3 mile race (children’s registration tent)

10:00am – 12:30 pm Registration for The Race

12:00 noon 2.3 mile race

1:00 pm Cannon blast starts main race

1:05 pm 1 Mile non-competitive race ages 8-10

1:08 – 1:16 pm Five 200 yard dashes for individual ages 4-8

2:45 pm (approx) Awards ceremony

The Litchfield Hills Road Race website is very comprehensive, with extensive information about registration, the event’s history, parking, early packet pickup and everything else. Visit www.lhrr.com or call (860) 459-8596 for any questions.

Proceeds from the LHRR will benefit Litchfield Youth Athletics, Jr. Olympics, LHRR Scholarships for Wamogo H.S., Litchfield H.S. and the Forman School.

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Litchfield Green, Litchfield CT 06759. The rain or shine event is hosted by Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (registered), an international men’s march where men and boys “lead the way on the road to end sexual and domestic violence”.

This event is a 1 mile walk for males who will wear women’s red high-heeled shoes to reflect their support.

The entry fee for the walk is $50 per person up to and including event day. Individuals and teams are encouraged to raise pledge and donation funds before the event. Entry fee includes shoes and T shirt.

Red high heel shoes while supplies last and red shoe covers for those who cannot wear heels. Children can wear their own red shoes.

To register and for more information visit sbaproject.org.

The walk day schedule:

9:00 – 9:30 am Check in , registration, music by Ian Campbell

9:30 – 10:00 am – Try on shoes, walking tutorial, coaching

10:00 am   Welcome

10:15 am Walk begins

11:00 am Prizes, awards, music, foot massages and more.

Prizes and awards for most pledges, biggest team, prizes for pledge levels and more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Susan B. Anthony Project which provides domestic and sexual assault crisis services and prevention education to the women, men and children in the 20 towns in Connecticut’s northwest corner.

For questions email Gina at gdevaux@sbaproject.org.

To learn more about the Susan B. Anthony Project visit sbap.org.

To learn more about the hosting organization visit walkamileinhershoes.org

Thank you to these generous sponsors:

Torrington Savings Bank

Borghesi Building & Engineering

Norcom CT

Sterling Sintered Technologies, Inc.

Elevator Service Company

St Paul’s No. 11

Beauty Mark Tattooing

Webster Bank

Dymax

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Hinckley Allen

Arethusa Farm

Sega Ready Mix Concrete

O & G Industries

Litchfield Distillery

FM 97.3 WZBG

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Relay For Life of Litchfield County

The Relay For Life of Litchfield County will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

The schedule of events is as follows:

11:00 am Opening Ceremonies, followed by the Survivors/ Caregivers Walk.

Relay

8:30 pm Luminaria Ceremony. During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.

9:45 pm Closing Ceremony

Team members take turns walking around a track or other designated course. A requirement is that each team has a member walking at all times.

Money is raised by teams who solicit donations from individuals and businesses. There are a number of fundraising options some of which continue year round.

Relay For Life started in 1985 when Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked/ran for 24 hours on a track in Tacoma, Washington to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society.

Today teams raise funds at over 3,500 Relay events nationwide.

Proceeds from Relay For Life events “help the American cancer society fund ground-breaking cancer research, crucial patient care services, and prevention and early detection programs.”

For more information about the Litchfield County Relay For Life contact Amber Dunphy at amber.dunphy@cancer.org or call (203) 379-4738.

For more information about the programs benefiting for Relay For Life events visit cancer.org

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