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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 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

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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.

Entry Fees:

5K  – $20

5K  Walkers  –  $20

10K  – $25

Wheelchairs  – $20

Kids Fun Run  – Free

Race day entry fees increase $5.

Go to 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:

Joanne Volovski

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 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.

Valentine’s Design

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

Mountainside Taxidermy

Dr. Monroe’s Dental Center

Fleet Feet Sports  (Hartford)

Dunkin Donuts  (Harwinton)

Crystal Rock

the Woolsey Family

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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:

Print Run Registration Form

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

For more race information contact Krista Fragos: or 646-361-1880

Thank you to the following generous sponsors

Mish New York

Squirrel Hall Gifts

Twin Brooks Gardens

J. McLaughlin

Forza Fitness

Town of Washington Recreation

Soukup Farms

Four Brothers Pizza Inn

Adams Fairacre Farms

Structure Works Construction

Gabrielle Vallarino/Circa Design

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