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Milton Resolution, 29th Annual 5 Mile Run

The Milton Resolution, 29th Annual 5 Mile Run will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at Milton Hall, Milton Road, Village of Milton, in Litchfield, CT.

In case of inclement weather, listen to WZBG 97.3 FM or WTIC 1080 AM for postponement news. January 2nd is the postponement date.

The five mile course combines paved and unpaved roads with some hills.

The race is sponsored by Litchfield Parks and Recreation. John Baker is Race Director.

The pre-registration entry fee is $15 before Dec. 22nd, $20 thereafter and on race day.

For a printable entry form go to townoflitchfield.org, click on Litchfield Parks and Recreation and scroll down to Milton Resolution Road Race.

Mail form and check to:

Town of Litchfield/Parks and Recreation

Box 12

Bantam, CT 06750

Also find entry forms at the following businesses: Murphy’s Pharmacy, Village Wine Cellar, Sportsmen’s of Litchfield, Village Restaurant, True Value of Litchfield, Litchfield Community Center, Litchfield Athletic Club and Litchfield Parks and Recreation.

The race day schedule is as follows:

9:30- 10:30 am Registration

11:00 am Race begins

Awards, cider and donuts for runners, volunteers and press in Milton Hall.

Medals go to the first overall male and female winners and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each of six age categories. Medals also go to the first male and female Litchfield resident finishers as well as the oldest finisher, male or female.

Any proceeds from the race will benefit Litchfield P & R programs.

For more information call Litchfield Parks and Recreation (860) 567-7569 or John Baker, Race Director (860) 567-8427.

 

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The 36th Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K

The 36th Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K, will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at Litchfield Intermediate School, 35 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT.

Costumes are encouraged.

The entry fee for the 3.1 mile race is $20 per person if registered before Nov. 26th, $25 on race day. Entry forms are available at town of litchfield.org – click “Departments”, ” Litchfield Parks and Recreation”, then “Jingle Bell Registration 2018”.

Holiday-themed costumes are encouraged.

Walkers are welcome. The course is flat.

The Race day schedule is as follows:

9:30 – 10:30 am Registration

11:00 am Race begins

Awards following race

The fastest Litchfield residents, male and female as well as top overall finishers will receive a Christmas tree. Prizes to finishers in each of nine age categories.

There will be prizes for best costumes.

Proceeds from the race will benefit programs at the Litchfield Parks and recreation.

For more information call Litchfield P and R at (860) 567-7569.

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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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Age Before Beauty 13th Annual Cross Country 5K

The Age Before Beauty 13th Annual Cross Country 5K will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at the White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, CT.

The race is a USATF/CT Grand Prix event.

Please park at Sawmill Field- there will be no roadside parking allowed.

The cross country course may be rocky and muddy with exposed roots.

The entry fee is $16 per person if received on or before Nov 4th. It is $20 thereafter. To pre-register go to greystoneracing.net for a printable entry form, and mail with check to:

Greystone Electronics

119 Harmony Hill Road

Harwinton, CT 06791

The race day schedule is as follows:

Arrive early enough to register.

9:00 am Race begins

Awards after race.

Timing is by Greystone Racing.

Awards will go to the top three male and female overall finishers as well as the top male and female finisher in each of six age categories.

Some of the proceeds from the race will go to USA Track & Field CT to help fund their programs.

For more information visit greystoneracing.net.

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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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