National Trails Day
National Trails Day will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 throughout the United States.
Note: Also see Connecticut Trails Day
Organized by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day® is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Thousands of hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come together in partnership to advocate for, maintain, and clean up public lands and trails.
To find an event near you visit americanhiking.org. There is an event at the Overmountain Conservation Area, 138 Cattalino Road, Ancramdale, NY 12503.
There is also a trail maintenance event at the Appalachian Trail section, 97 Goose Pond Road, Lee, MA 01238.
People in or near Connecticut will have the largest number of events (over 250) to choose from. Visit ctwoodlands.org.
Jaime Kirchner Memorial 6th Annual Wheels and Heels 5k/10K Road Race
The Jaime Kirchner Memorial 6th Annual Wheels and Heels 5k/10K Road Race will roll and kick off Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Valley Road and Campville Hill Road, Harwinton, CT 06791.
The event includes a 5K, 10K, a 5K wheelchair race, a 5k untimed walk and a 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run. The 5k is a flat course, and the 10K course is hilly.
Timing by Greystone Electronics.
Parking along Valley Road.
5K – $20
5K Walkers – $20
10K – $25
Wheelchairs – $20
Kids Fun Run – Free
Race day entry fees increase $5.
Go to wheelsandheels5k.com to pre-register online (on-line deadline is Wed. May 30th at midnight) or download mail-in forms (mail- in registration deadline is May 29th).
Make checks payable to Town of Harwinton, memo Wheels and Heels, and mail to:
Wheels and Heels Road Race
96 Harmony Hill Road
Harwinton, CT 06791
Race Day Schedule:
11:30 am- 12:15 pm Registration for the 5k, 10K and 5K wheelchair races.
12:15 pm Registration for the Kid’s Run.
12:30 pm Kid’s Run starts.
1:00 pm 5K and 10K events begin.
Awards and picnic sponsored by the Harwinton Rod and Gun Club after races.
Plaques awarded to top male and female finishers, and prizes awarded in seven age categories and three wheelchair categories. Finishers will receive bar soap from Ridge Runner soaps.
The race celebrates the life of James “Jaime” Kirchner, who was born in 1968 with Downs Syndrome, competed in the Special Olympics and earned the Spirit of Life award, inspiring many along the way. Jaime passed away in 2000 at the age of 31.
Proceeds from the race will help fund the construction of a ramp for wheelchair-bound fishermen to access Leadmine Brook, a Naugatuck River tributary and to support the Harwinton portion of the Naugatuck River Greenway.
For more race information visit wheelsandheels5k.com or call (860) 480-1941 or (860) 733-3551.
Thank you to the following businesses for their generous support of the 2018 Wheels and Heels Road Race.
Ridge Runner Soaps
Eastside Electric Company
Ace Automotive Transmissions LLC
The Iffland Lumber Company
Grandview Farms Equestrian Center
Brass Works Brewing Company
Harwinton Italian Pizza Restaurant
Prestige Body Werks
Walton Custom Building
Dr. Monroe’s Dental Center
Fleet Feet Sports (Hartford)
Dunkin Donuts (Harwinton)
the Woolsey Family
Millbrook Early Childhood Education Center’s 2nd Annual Print Run
The Millbrook Early Childhood Education Center’s 2nd Annual Print Run will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Millbrook Early Childhood Education Center, 30 Maple Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545. This is a rain or shine event with multiple running choices, especially for the youngsters.
Pre-register online at:
or download and mail the printable registration form here:
Here are the pre-registration and race day entry fee prices:
100 Yard Dash (preschoolers) $15, race day $25
Obstacle Course (ages 3 to 5 or 6 to 10) $15, race day $25
1 Mile Run/Walk (ages 5-12 must be with adult) $20, race day $40
5K Run/Walk $20, race day $40
Race day schedule:
7:30 – 8:30 am Registration
9:00 am 5K Run/Walk
9:30 am Obstacle Course (6-10)
10:00 am Obstacle Course (3-5)
10:30 am 1 Mile Run/Walk (5-12 with adult; 13 and above)
11:00 am 100 Yard dash (preschoolers)
11:30 am Awards, raffles, entertainment, food and more.
Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, male and female in all age groups.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Millbrook Early Childhood Education Center (MECEC), a local non-profit preschool dedicated to supporting all children and families in our community equally.
To learn more about MECEC visit MECEC.org.
For more race information contact Krista Fragos:
Kristafragos@gmail.com or 646-361-1880
Thank you to the following generous sponsors
Mish New York
Squirrel Hall Gifts
Twin Brooks Gardens
Town of Washington Recreation
Four Brothers Pizza Inn
Adams Fairacre Farms
Structure Works Construction
Gabrielle Vallarino/Circa Design