Tag Archives: Road Races

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

Harvest Fest to be added to Burlington 5K Run and Walk in October

BURLINGTON – The first Whigville Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 23, at the Whigville Grange at 153 South Main Street, in conjunction with the seventh annual Burlington 5K Run and Walk. The Harvest Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., while the road race kicks off at 11 a.m., sharp.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Benefit road race is Saturday morning in Collinsville

CANTON – A 3.1 mile road race and fun run to benefit the Stand Up to Cancer organization will this Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m., on the Farmington River Trail near the Crown and Hammer restaurant.  The race is being organized by Canton resident Colin O’Brien, who is part of the team that organizesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Road race to benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer will be Sept. 17 in Collinsville

CANTON – A 3.1 mile road race and fun run to benefit the Stand Up to Cancer organization will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. on the Farmington River Trail near the Crown and Hammer restaurant.  The Stand Up 2 Cancer organization awards grants to multi-institutional groups of scientists who work collaboratively,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Youngsters excel at Lobster Loop road race

CANTON, August 21 – The high school cross country season is just a few weeks away and Sunday’s 25th annual Lobster Loop road race was a welcome break in training for many area runners. Eight of the top 10 finishers in the 3.1-mile race will be competing on the high school circuit this fall, including 16-year-oldContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Robaczynski wins two road races in six hours; Jones sets new course record

AVON, May 15 – Avon runner Marc Robaczynski had a busy Sunday. In the morning, he won the 12th annual Avon Road Race for the third time in four years with a winning time of 16:54.6 over 3.1 miles. It was a nice warmup for his next run. In the afternoon, Robaczynski, 41, won the sixthContinue ReadingContinue Reading