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The  Zombie Chase Challenge

The  Zombie Chase Challenge will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT.

This is a fun event for the whole family where a 5K run meets flag football, but without the contact.

Participants can join as either a “Human”, a “Zombie” or a “Jumper”.  The task of the Human is to complete the 5K course while keeping as many of their three flags as possible. The Zombies’ job is to also complete the course (they start 2 minutes after the humans) while capturing as many Human flags as possible. The Zombies cannot touch the humans other than taking a flag. The jumpers lurk along the course to jump out and scare the runners while trying to capture flags.

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes, and there will be a makeup artist on hand to add to the ghoulish effect.


Children 12 and under have the choice of running the adult course accompanied by an adult or taking the 1 mile option.

Cost of the event is $30 for adults and $10 for children.

The race starts at 11:00 am.

Proceeds from the race will benefit YMCA charitable services to help deserving individuals and families with membership and program fees.

The Zombie Chase Challenge is the final event in the Grand Prix  series benefiting the NWCT YMCA. The other races are the WYLD Obstacle Run, June 24th; the Canaan Railroad Days Run, July 16th; the Stronger Women, Stronger World 5K Obstacle Race, Aug. 5th and the Highland Lake 10K, Oct. 7th. Please go to the Running/Walking Calendar to learn more about these races.

For more information visit or call (860) 824-2790.

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The Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races

The Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Barbour Woods,  31 Lovers Lane, Norfolk, CT.

The event hosts both a 5K and 10K race. The 10K , which courses up Haystack Mountain, is an extended loop of the 5K.

The entry fee for both 5K and 10K races is $15 which includes awards, post-race party at Infinity Hall and a Big Elm pint glass.

Note: Registration is limited to 100 for each race. Register at Registration ends at 11:59 pm on September 21st.

Race day schedule is as follows:

11:30 am  Check in

12 noon  10K race begins

12:30pm 5K race begins

Post-race party and awards.

Race proceeds benefit the Norfolk Land Trust, which is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of natural heritage and open space in Norfolk, CT.

For more information including course description or to register go to and enter Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races in search, or visit

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The  18th Annual VNA Northwest, Inc. Golf Tournament

The  18th Annual VNA Northwest, Inc. Golf Tournament will be played on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, CT.

The cost of the 18 hole four-person scramble is $150 per person, which includes green fees, cart, lunch, awards, on-course prizes including longest drive, closest to the pin, hole in one, low gross and low net, and dinner. There will also be a putting contest. The cost for dinner only is $35.

Early registration is recommended since the tournament fills up quickly.  Register online at the deadline for payment is August 29th.

Tournament day schedule is as follows:

9:30-10:45 am Registration

11:00 am Shotgun start

Box lunches will be distributed during tournament

4:00-5:00 pm Social Hour (cash bar)

5:00 pm Dinner, awards and prize drawings.

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the VNA Northwest’s Hospice and Home Care programs. Last year’s tournament raised over $15,000.

To register or for more information either go to or call Bridget Beauchaine at (860) 567-6000. There are also a variety of sponsorship opportunities.

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The Vino and the Beasts 5K Obstacle Run: CANCELLED For more information, go to

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