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 email@example.com.
Thank you to these generous sponsors
National Presenting Sponsor
Benchmark Senior Living
Regional Hospice and Palliative Care
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:
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Sterling Sintered Technologies, Inc.
Elevator Service Company
St Paul’s No. 11
Beauty Mark Tattooing
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Sega Ready Mix Concrete
O & G Industries
FM 97.3 WZBG
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.
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 email@example.com or call (203) 379-4738.
For more information about the programs benefiting for Relay For Life events visit cancer.org
The Litchfield Hills Cornhole Tournament will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Litchfield High School, 14 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.
The event is hosted by the Litchfield High School Class of 2019.
If raining, tournament will be held indoors.
Pre-register at eventbrite.com.
Pre-registration fee is $50 per team for adults, $55 on tournament day.
Students in grades 9-12, $20 per team tournament day only.
Spectators admitted free.
Please bring your own boards and bags- extras will be available.
Tournament day schedule:
9:00 am Registration
10:00 Tournament begins
Awards after tournament.
There will also be face-painting, music, lawn games as well as hot dogs, pizza and more for purchase.
$200 cash prize for first place.
$50 cash runner up prize.
Proceeds from the tournament will help fund the Litchfield High School Class of 2019’s senior year activities.
For more information email scozzafavaL@litchfieldschools.org.
The Thrill in the Hills Duathlon, 4th Annual, will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Litchfield High School, 14 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. This is a two-event, three leg event involving a 2.5 mile run, a 12 mile bike and another 2.5 mile run.
Both of the running legs will be in or around White Memorial grounds and the bike will be around Bantam Lake.
The event is open to both individuals and two or three member teams.
Register at active.com. The entry fees are as follows: Individuals 18 years and older- $50 Individuals under 18- $40 Team 18 and older- $75 Team under 18- $65
On-line registration closes Friday, May 4th. Race day registration fees increase $15 for each category. Example: Individual over 18 years old increases on race day from $50 to $65.
Free T shirts to the first 100 registrants.
The race day schedule is as follows:
6:30 – 7:45 am Check in, race day registration
8:00 am Race begins.
Refreshments including bagels and bananas after the race.
Organizers stress the simplicity and fun nature of this event for beginners and more advanced alike.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the Litchfield Park and Recreation Department.
For more information about the race call (860) 567-7569.
Thanks to these generous sponsors:
True Value of Litchfield