Trick or Trot road race set for October 28 in Collinsville on bike trail

Runners come across the railroad bridge at the second annual Burlington to Collinsville Classic in May.

CANTON, August 2 — A third road race in downtown Collinsville is scheduled to be held on Halloween weekend. Canton’s Dollars for Scholars organization will host the first Collinsville Trick or Trot on Saturday morning, October 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The 5K race (3.1 miles) will begin and finish near the Crown and Hammer restaurant along the Farmington Valley River Trail. Proceeds will fund local scholarships for the Canton Dollars for Scholars organization.

The event is a road race and fitness walk. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Not only will the top male and female finisher win an award but awards will be presented for the best Halloween costumes (adult, child, team) as well.

Registration fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt for those who register before October 15. Race day registration is $30 and there will be a registration in the town hall parking lot at 7:30 a.m.

It will be the third road race based in Collinsville. Hartford Marathon Foundation’s Burlington to Collinsville 10K Classic (6.2 miles) in May begins in Burlington and finishes in Collinsville. Over 800 runners competed in this year’s race.

Last November, more than 400 people participated in the fifth annual O’Briley Turkey Trot, a 3.1 mile race and fun run on Thanksgiving morning. Each year, the race donates proceeds to a worthy cause that has touched the lives of people in Canton. Last year, runners donated nearly $2,000 in online donations for St. Jude’s Research and a generous corporate donation pushed the donation to $15,000.

Interested runners can register now for the Collinsville Trick and Trot or get more information at the race website.

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