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Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Litchfield, CT 2019

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Litchfield, CT 2019 will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 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

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 Barbara Newland at (860) 828-2828 or email her at

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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Litchfield Hills 43rd Annual Road Race

The Litchfield Hills 43rd Annual Road Race  will be held Sunday June 9, 2019 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 May 12th guarantees listing in program, pre-registration by May 17th guarantees a dated Tech T-shirt. After May 17th undated T shirts while supplies last. Online registration ends June 2nd.

Timing by Fast Track Timing.

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)

10:00 am – 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 or call (860) 459-9908 or (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.

Thank you to these generous sponsors:

Half Marathon Sponsors

WFSB 3 Eyewitness News

O & G Industries

10K Sponsors

Connecticut G I

Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, LLC

Litchfield Hills Fitness

Union Savings Bank

5K Sponsors

Village Restaurant

A. Gallo & Company

Arethusa Farm

Dolphin Pools & Spas

Litchfield Bancorp

Litchfield Distillery

Mirror Polishing & Plating Company, Inc.


Crystal Rock


Sharon Hospital Healthquest

Tavern Off the Green

Torrington Savings bank

True Value

Fiducium Financial

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Girls Just Wanna Run 10th Annual 5K

The Girls Just Wanna Run 10th Annual 5K will be held Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Litchfield Athletic Club, North Shore Drive, Litchfield, CT 06759.

This is a USATF certified 5K course.

The race, which will be held rain or shine, is hosted by the Junior Women’s Club of Litchfield Hills. This is a female-only race to promote health and wellness in girls and women. It is an out-and-back run that travels along Bantam Lake. No dogs or rollerblades please, but strollers are welcome.

To register go to and find “Lightbox Registrations”. Here is the pre-registration entry fee schedule:

Free Tech T shirt to those who register before March 15th.

Youngsters 12 years old and under $18 (the price does not increase for this age group after deadlines). Women 13 and over $30 until April 15th, $35 thereafter, including race day.

Costumes welcome.

Race day schedule:

10:30 – 11:30 am Check in, race day sign up.

12:00 Noon Race begins.

Awards, music, give-aways and free food after race.

Prizes awarded to 1st place overall finisher and 1st place finisher in each of nine age groups, There will be a special prize for the most “glamorous” runner(s).

Timing and scoring by Empire Timing Company.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Junior Women’s Club of Litchfield Hills to help fund donations to both local and national charities as well as scholarships.

For more information about the race or to learn more about the Junior Women’s Club of Litchfield Hills visit

For race questions email

We are very grateful for our long time sponsors:

Litchfield Bancorp, Sportsmen’s, and Litchfield Athletic Club.

Other sponsors this year include:

Salon C Cuts & Co

Brooks, Todd & McNeil Insurance

Litchfield County Orthopedic & Spine

Litchfield Ford

Bantam Wesson

Patty’s Restaurant

Village Wine Cellar

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Retro Dodgeball Tournament

The 3rd Annual Retro Dodgeball Tournament will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 (snow date 3/24) at the Litchfield High School, 14 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

The event is the brainchild of “Two Old Dads’ Jay Bolton and Matt Terzian.

Six-person coed teams make up the double-elimination tournament . A team must have at least one female or one male member. Entrants must be at least 18 years old. The entry fee is $35 per person or $210 per team. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Spectators will be admitted for free.

Advance registration only. Although there is no registration deadline, there are openings for 24 teams and the roster is expected to fill quickly.

To register, go to

The tournament day schedule is as follows:

1:00 – 4:00 pm Check in and Tournament

Awards and raffle following tournament, and after party at the Saltwater Grille.

Two trophies will be awarded: to the “Last Team Standing” and “the Most Team Spirit/Best Costumes”.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Litchfield Education Foundation (LEF) which offers enrichment programs in Litchfield’s three schools. The non- profit has awarded $173,000 in support since 2004.

Organizers thank the following businesses for their support:

Litchfield Bancorp

O & G Industries

Litchfield Hills Fitness


Cramer & Anderson

Law Offices of Ebersol Jr., McCormick, Reis Jr., Steck

Secor, Cassidy & MacPartland P.C.

ser-en-dip-ity Boutique & Gallery

Resources Management Corp

Platinum Car Wash & Oil

Litchfield Dental Associates

Litchfield Saltwater Grille

National Iron Bank

Thurston Rowe Funeral Home

bantam wesson

Carmody, Torrance, Sandak Hennessey llc

Torrington Savings Bank

Eyes on Litchfield

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Bob and Peg Andrulis 17th Annual Sweetheart Run/Walk

The Bob and Peg Andrulis 17th Annual Sweetheart Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Snow day is Saturday, February 16th.

The five mile run and three mile walk will both start and end at the Community Center. The course features varied terrain.

The pre-registration fee is $30 for runners and walkers age 11-79; $10 for ages 10 and under and free for ages 80 and up. The fee increases to $35 after Feb 7th to, and including race day.

Long-sleeved T shirts guaranteed to first 150 registrants.

To pre-register online or find registration form, visit, click on “Special Events”, click on “17th Annual Bob and Peg Andrulis Sweetheart Run” and find the registration links.

The race day schedule is as follows:

9 – 10:45 am Registration

11:00 am Run and walk begin

Refreshments, awards and age group prizes after the race.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Litchfield Community Center.

For more information about the race or about the Litchfield Community Center call (860) 567-8302 or email

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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, 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 – 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 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 or visit or

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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 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

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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 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

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