Since 1975, the Amherst 10-Miler has for years served as the unofficial start to the road racing season in the region. The race course was created by founder Tom Derderian – accomplished runner, former coach of the Amherst High School cross-country team, co-founder of Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club, and author – who intentionally designed the race to be challenging. Bill Rodgers won the inaugural race, using it as a training run for his first Boston Marathon victory that same year. The course records are held by Bill Hodges (seven-time Mt. Washington Road Race winner and 1979 Boston Marathon third place finisher) and Nancy Conz (six-time Amherst 10-Miler winner and first female to cross the finish line in the 1982 Chicago Marathon).
- The 3.1 mile flat racecourse travels along the beautiful scenic view of historical Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and sweeps along the Connecticut River and marshes throughout the scenic North Cove Road area. The race starts and finishes at the site of the original Fort Saybrook on the corner of Bridge and College Street.
- Saybrook Point parking lot
- 5K Run/Walk fee: $20 ($25 on race day – Cash or checks only are accepted on race day)
- Kids ½ Mile Fun Run fee: $10
Race Day Schedule:
- Kids Run Start – 8:30 AM
- 5K Start – 9:00 AM
All proceeds from this event will benefit the students of the St. John School
A 5K road race to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department.
- Registration 8:00 – 9:45 am
- Kids Fun Run 9:45 am
- 5k Road Race and Walk 10:00 am
- 5K (before April 21): $25
- 5K (race day): $30
- Kids Fun Run: Free
All Pre-registered 5k runners are entered to win a FitBit Wrist Band– donated by Sam Carr – Aerial View Photography, LLC
The Kids Fun Run is a 1/2 mile run for children 12 and under. It is a separate course from the 5k Road Race and Walk. All participates will receive a ribbon and are eligible for the bicycle raffle!
Parking is available in designated areas of the park. Please arrive early to allow time for parking and registration. Please follow park signage for parking.
Male and female winners in the following age groups
- Under 13: 1st and 2nd
- 14-19 yrs Top 3
- 20-29 yrs Top 3
- 30-39 yrs Top 3
- 40-49 yrs Top 3
- 50-59 yrs Top 3
- 60-69 yrs Top 3
- Over 70 yrs 1st only
No rain date. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Run Connecticut the Easy Way! Enjoy running, food and fun. This is a runner centered race for runners by runners.
Consultant Gene De Fronzo, more than 600 marathons, 50 States 10 times.
This race is a 14.1 mile out and back that generally follows the Fenton River. It has some interesting trail variations over beautiful terrain, with several small bridge crossings, a climb to 50 foot cliff, fields, and woods. The race starts at Mansfield Hollow State Park and winds its way to Old Turnpike Road (off of route 44). There are three road crossings which will be staffed by volunteers from the Mansfield Fire Department. There will be water stops along the way at the 3.5, 7, and 10.5 race points.
This is a Connecticut Blue Blazed Trail Series Event.
An event in support of the Chris Belfoure Memorial Fund in partnership with the Valley Shore YMCA.
Certified 5K road race (#CT13030JHP), plus kids fun run and 2M walk benefits the Chris Belfoure Memorial Fund at Community Foundation of Middlesex County, to integrate multicultural and foreign language programs to the Lower Valley of Middlesex County.
Suffield Road Races, a 10K and 5K road race organized by the Suffield Parks and Recreation Department.
- 10K Start: 8:00 a.m.
- 5K Start: 8:30 a.m.
A 5K run/walk & 1M walk helping support victims of human trafficking.
A 5K road race, 5K walk and 1 mile walk to help raise awareness and raise fund to support victims of human trafficking. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Route One Ministry and Polaris Project. Route One Ministry is a local organization working in Springfield and Boston, MA, while Polaris Project works internationally and operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Both are on the front lines fighting human trafficking.
The 5K race will start at 9:30 am at Forest Park, Springfield, MA