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Canaan 5 Mile Semi-Virtual for 2020

October 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020

The Canaan 5 Mile will be run semi-virtually as part of the new Show & Go Run Series. The Race was  known as the Canaan Rail Road Days 5 Mile Run.

Here is what we mean by “semi-virtual”:

Participants will all run the same route starting at the Great Falls Brewery in Canaan, CT, but they will run on a date and time of their own choosing.

The race must be run between now and November 30th.

The Canaan 5 Mile had been postponed from its mid July slot because of the pandemic, but it has been resurrected along with two other popular Y races- the Norwood Farm 5K Trail Race and the Highland Lake 5K and bundled into a new semi-virtual race series.

Here is how the folks at NW CT Y explain it: “The goal of the YMCA Show & Go Run Series is to provide a safe series of run/ walk events throughout Northwest CT. Pick your day, run your race, & have fun while helping to raise funds for kids and families unable to afford the full cost of Y programs.

This event still allows participants to participate in a competitive event, but allows the run to be completed with your own choice of date & time.”

Runners will receive a course map upon registration.** Please use a running app (Nike, Strava, Map my run, etc.) to time your race. Email us ( your name, a screenshot of your final race results listing distance and time, & a selfie from the finish line! Results must be sent to us by November 30th, 2020.

To register go here:

Stay safe, get active & have fun! “At the Y, we believe that families who play together, stay together. Our Show & Go Run Series is a fantastic way for a family to share healthy values. Together, we can participate in a walk or run to benefit those who cannot afford the cost of Y programs.

Proceeds will be used to help the Y to weather the storm so we can continue to serve children and families in need throughout this pandemic.”


The Norbrook Farm 5K Trail Run, along with the Y’s other races, is sponsored by Center Subaru in Torrington, CT.