Tag Archives: Road Races

Robaczynski, Jones each win Avon Road Race for fourth time

AVON, May 21 – Avon’s Marc Robaczynski and Marisa Jones are establishing a tradition at the Avon Road Race. Both runners won the 3.1-mile race for the fourth time Sunday morning with Robaczynski winning by 44 seconds and Jones winning by 4:52. More than 250 runners completed the 13th annual race that begins and ends atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Record-setting runs in a record-setting field for Burlington to Collinsville Classic

CANTON, May 7 – Coventry’s Alex Norstrom is no stranger to running 10,000 kilometers or 6.2 miles. He ran a 10K for Central Connecticut State University last fall in the NCAA Division I Northeast Regional cross country championships. Last May, he earned a bronze medal in the 10K on the track at the Northeast ConferenceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Annual Avon Road Race at Pine Grove School set for May 21

AVON – The 13th annual Avon Road Race presented by Hoffman Auto will be Sunday, May 21, beginning and ending at the Pine Grove School. The 3.1-mile road race is one of the largest fundraisers for the Pine Grove Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and has helped the PTO bring representatives from the Hartford StageContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Zybowski third in handcycle division at Boston Marathon

BOSTON, April 17 – Avon’s Krys Zybowski had a personal-best time of 1:05.23 and finished third at the 121st Boston Marathon Monday in the men’s handcycle division – the first year that it is being officially run in Boston. Handcycles are powered by riders’ arms, allowing racers with certain disabilities to pilot the three-wheeled vehicles effectively.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Plenty of memorable achievements shared in Collinsville Press in 2016

Thank you for being a part of our Collinsville Press.com family in 2016. In the past 12 months, our traffic more than doubled. More than 114,000 visitors came to the site and viewed our stories and photos more than 706,000 times. Together, we’ve shared some great athletic moments and achievements in 2015. We look forwardContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Hundreds race on Thanksgiving in Collinsville for fun and to help others

CANTON, Nov. 24 – It began with a handful of people five years ago. Now, there are nearly 400 people coming to Collinsville on Thanksgiving morning to run.  The fifth annual O’Briley Turkey Trot was held Thursday morning with hundreds of local runners racing 3.1 miles along the Farmington Valley River Trail. The growth ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pasini captures Falcon 5K road race

AVON, Oct. 30 – Jose Pasini of Avon beat Anish Rajamanickham by seven seconds to win the third Falcon 5K road race Sunday morning at Avon High School. Middletown’s Salena Chatman was the top woman in the race, finishing 12th with a winning time of 23:20, nine seconds ahead of Avon’s Esther Aronson. Seventy-five runners participatedContinue Reading

Spirit Week in Avon begins next week with full slate of games under the lights

AVON – Avon High will hold their annual October Spirit Week games under the lights next week beginning next Monday under portable lights at the high school. Along with the games, the Avon High Booster Club will be donating proceeds from the bake sales at the contests to Vie for the Kids – the initiativeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Thousands run the marathon, half marathon, 5K in Hartford on Saturday

HARTFORD, Oct. 8 – It is an amazing sight to see athletes come across the finish line after running the 26.2 miles of the marathon or the 13.1 miles on the half marathon. There is such joy on the faces of many runners. They’ve achieved that goal. They’ve overcome pain, exhaustion and fatigue to accomplishContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Booster Club to host Falcon 5K fundraising race in October

AVON – The Falcon 5K is returning to Avon in October. For the third time, the Avon High Booster Club will host the Falcon 5K road race with the 3.1 mile event beginning and ending at Avon High School. All the proceeds will go to the Booster Club to help in their efforts to supportContinue ReadingContinue Reading