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Race Around the Lake, 18th Annual

The Race Around the Lake, 18th Annual, 3.5 Mile will be held Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Berkshire Hall, Brodie Park, 580 West Hill Road, New Hartford, CT 06057.

The race is hosted by At Brodie Park.

This is a family run/walk around scenic West Hill Lake.

Pre-register online or print out mail in forms at Free T shirts are guaranteed to all who pre-register by May 20th deadline. Race day registrants may receive T shirts but sizes not guaranteed.

Mail in registration is due by May 23rd.

Please Note: The website is being redesigned , but entry form information should be ready soon.

Here is the entry fee schedule:

Ages 6 – 13   $10

Ages 14-16 $15

Ages 17 and over $20-

Race day $25 for all runners

If mail in, make check payable to Brodie Park and mail to:

Brodie Park Inc.

P.O. Box 5

New Hartford, CT 06057

Race day schedule

8:30 am Sign up

10:00 am Race begins

10:45 am Children’s fun run, Awards ceremony

Proceeds from the race will benefit Brodie Park and will fund maintenance and preservation of the Park.

To learn more about Brodie Park visit

For more information about the Race Around the Lake call Elaine Murphy (860) 601-5541 or email Pam Fitzgerald –

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Paddle for Preservation River Race

The Paddle for Preservation River Race will be held Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Main Stream Kayaks and Canoes, 170 Main Street (Route 44), New Hartford, CT 06057.

Please note: Registration and the race finish line are at the above address. The race start line is in Pleasant Valley.

There will be four classes in the 2.5 mile race on the Farmington River : single kayak, single canoe, tandem kayak and tandem canoe. There will also be a non-competitive Fun Flotilla that begins after races start.

Register at

The entry fee schedule:

$25 for single and $30 for tandem through June 14th, $30 and $35 respectively after June 14th.

Competitors must provide their own personal flotation equipment. Either bring your own boats or rent them at Main Stream at discounted prices.

Race day schedule:

9:00 am Registration (Main Stream Kayaks and Canoes)

10:30 am Races begin (Pleasant Valley)

11:30 am – 2:30 pm Awards and post-race party including live music, food trucks, Legitimus Beer and more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the New Hartford Land Trust in their efforts to conserve water resources and open space in New Hartford.

For more information visit

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