Tag Archives: Road Races

Thousands run in Hartford races, one couple gets engaged at the finish

HARTFORD, Oct. 14 – Every October, runners flock to Bushnell Park for the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. More than 7,500 runners competed in three races on Saturday – the 26.2-mile marathon, the 13.1 mile half-marathon and the 3.1 mile 5K road race. All three races finished at Bushnell Park. In the mainContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pair of Halloween weekend road races set in Canton and Avon

It will be a busy weekend of running in the area on Halloween weekend. Runners will have the option of two races. They can participate in the first Collinsville Trick or Trot 5K road race on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end in downtown Collinsville and will beContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Lions Club to host 5K road race at Fisher Meadows

AVON – Since 1951, volunteers in the Avon Lions Club have been serving the greater Avon community in so many ways. Since 2010, over 1,500 local children have been served by the Lions’ Pediatric eye screening program. The club sponsors two leadership clubs at Avon Middle School and Avon High School and the Lion’s charitableContinue ReadingContinue Reading

At Lobster Loop, Sparks wins, Leavens repeats, hundreds honor late Gordon Keller

CANTON, August 20 – Canton High senior Max Sparks said he hasn’t been running too much this summer – only about 10 to 15 miles a week. It was enough to race away with a convincing victory at the 26th annual Lobster Loop road race in Canton Sunday morning. Sparks ran away early and beat KarlContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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

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 HammerContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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