Tag Archives: Road Races

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

Beauty of the river draws nearly 700 runners to inaugural Collinsville Classic

CANTON, May 1 – For many of the runners in the inaugural Collinsville Classic 10K road race, it was about the water. It wasn’t about the drizzle and light rain that fell to earth during the 6.2-mile run Sunday morning, it was was about running for four miles alongside the Farmington River on the FarmingtonContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Collinsville Classic 10K kicks off initial race Sunday morning

CANTON, April 29 – The sold-out Collinsville Classic 10K road race is set to go Sunday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Garda school in Burlington and ending in downtown Collinsville. Eight hundred runners have signed up to participate in the 6.2 mile race. Volunteers are still welcome and can join the effort byContinue Reading

Ten Avon runners finish Boston Marathon

BOSTON, April 18 – On a warm and sunny afternoon, ten Avon residents completed the Boston Marathon led by Dickson Suit, who finished the 26.2-mile race with a time of 3:10.48. Suit, 49, finished 3,003 in the field of more than 30,000 runners. Second among the Avon runners while Ian Sinclair, 48, who finished withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

More than 600 have already registered for Collinsville Classic 10K in May

CANTON — Elizabeth Shluger, the CEO and executive director of the Hartford Marathon Foundation, thought that Collinsville would be a nice venue for a road race. The foundation hosts more than 30 races a year across Connecticut including its signature race – the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon in October. “It is such aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

O’Briley Turkey Trot set go Thanksgiving morning in Collinsville

CANTON, Nov. 22 – The fourth annual O’Briley 5K Turkey Trot and one-mile kids fun run is set to be held Thanksgiving morning in Collinsville. A year ago, nearly 80 people showed up despite two inches of snow the evening before. This year, more than 140 participants have signed up to run. Runners can registerContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Beretta, Currier are top local finishers at Hartford Marathon

HARTFORD, Oct. 10 – Avon’s Nicola Beretta, 39, was the top local finisher in Saturday’s Hartford Marathon at Bushnell Park. Beretta finished 38th in the field with a time of 2:50.55 seconds. Jonas Hampton, a former University of Hartford runner who graduated in 2009, became the first man who lives in Connecticut (New Britain) to win theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Dean Yost outruns them all to capture Canton’s Lobster Loop road race

CANTON, August 23 – Canton’s Dean Yost and his twin brother James have been teammates for years. They’ve been a part of Canton High teams that won four straight NCCC titles in outdoor track and Canton teams in indoor track and field and cross country that always challenged for league and Class S championships. MostContinue ReadingContinue Reading