CANTON – After a one-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the annual Lobster Loop 5K Road Race are ready to get the race back on the road.
The 29th annual Lobster Loop 5K Road Race and non-competitive health walk is scheduled for Sunday, August 29 beginning at 8:30 a.m., starting and ending at the Town Green in Canton. The Canton Middle School Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) is sponsoring the 3.1 mile race.
The registration fee is $25. Registration will only be available on-line at Lobster Loop 5k Signup. All participants that pre-register online by Aug. 13 will receive a free Lobster Loop t-shirt on race day.
To encourage first-time participants, the race is partnering with the Canton Park and Recreation Commission to help sponsor a course for beginning and intermediate runners called Couch to 5K: Lobster Loop Run Prep, a seven-week course that begins next week on July 14.
Canton High track and field coach Tim O’Donnell will lead the course. Runners will meet once a week to train and exercise as a group. Runners will also receive a weekly running plan to prepare for the race. Program fee is $85 for town residents and $95 for non-residents. The training program fee does not include entry into the race.
For more Lobster Loop registration information, contact Kim Weller at email@example.com or 860-318-1438.
Recent Lobster Loop champions
|Year: Overall winner||Time||Women’s winner (Overall place)||Time|
|2019: Tyler Hinrichs, Avon||17:13||Julia Caputo, Canton (18)||19:50|
|2018: Matt DeMarco, Canton||17:44||Ashleigh Stephan, Avon (20)||21:02|
|2017: Max Sparks, Canton||16:26||Sara Leavens, Avon (13)||19:50|
|2016: Solomon Davis, Simsbury||16:35||Sara Leavens, Avon (18)||20:32|
|2015: Dean Yost, Canton||16:34||Jillian Sullivan, W. Hartford (19)||19:13|
|2014: Marc Robaczynski, Avon||16:03||Sammi Glass, Goshen (6)||17:44|
|2013: Chris Chisholm, Farmington||16:38||Sammi Glass, Goshen (8)||17:33|
|2012: Mike LeDuc, Canton||16:20||Anne Marie Tuxbury, N. Hartford (14)||18:42|
|2011: Mike LeDuc, Canton||15:36-y||Mary-Lynn Currier, Canton (25)||18:19-y|
|2010: Marc Robacyznski, New Hartford||15:41||Mary-Lynn Currier, Canton (14)||18:26|
y-modified course due to construction on Dyer Avenue. Does not count toward race records.
Race records: Marc Robacyznski, 15:27, 1997; Kate Patten, New Hartford, 17:29, 2002