Save The Date: SoundRunner April Showers 5K

Join us for the SoundRunner/ Glastonbury River Runners April Showers 5K, April 3rd 2016. It will be a flat, fast course starting at riverfront park in Glastonbury, CT. More to come soon!

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McKeen Law Race To Fill The Pantry Results and Photos

Artwork for this year’s T-shirt by Christopher Kolasinski,  Grade 3, GEHMS.

Way to go!


This past weekend, Glastonbury RIver Runners hosted the 8th annual McKeen Law Race to fill the pantry! We were lucky to have beautiful weather, coming in at around 50 when the race started.




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Welcome to Our New Sponsor: With Purpose!


Welcome to:

With Purpose is a local business founded by Erika Schwartz.   Inspired by her son to Move…with purpose, Erika created a line of inspirational clothing designed to keep you going “with purpose” whatever your purpose may be! 

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Hartford Marathon, Half, And 5K results

GRR runners before Hartford.

It was a beautiful day for a race in Hartford!

Some of the results:


Betty Chang-Twillie 3:14

Rich Borbely 3:36

Christine Crocker 3:38

Half Marathon:

Debarchana Ghosh 2:05

Ed Ureta 2:10

Thomas Meglin …

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Bravo, Boston Marathoners!

Eight GRR members completed the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20 in tough conditions. Congratulations to all eight of you, and a big thanks to the club members who came along to support their club mates!

GRR finishers, in alpha order:

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Middletown Half Marathon Results

Kevin & friends

Several club members ran in the Middletown Half Marathon on April 12. Congratulations to all!

Here are GRR finishers we have heard from with results:

Agnes Porell 1:50:01

Kevin Savage 2:10:15 (Pictured at left with friends.)

Margaret Pikora 2:22:18

Send us your results and we’ll add you to the list!

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Beginner Training Programs and Zoomerangs!

New runners and kids who love to run: April is YOUR month!

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Beginners Running Seminar with Paul Vella

Let’s get ready for the warm-weather running season together!

Dr. Paul Vella from the Glastonbury River Runners will host a general running seminar on April 23, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at “The Hearth,” 281 Western Blvd, Glastonbury, CT.

This program is for both new runners and those who may be a little rusty. Dr. Vella along …

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Congrats to Get-Fit-to-5K Grads

april grads 2015

Congratulations, Mitzi, Miles, Beth, Nancy and Leigh for completing the first GET FIT TO 5K session of the year. Great job finishing the Travel Insured International 5K on April 12!

PS. Leigh had perfect attendance!

This group was led by coach Ed and co-coach Deb. Way to go!



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A Successful Travel Insured 5K!

TII 2015

The Travel Insured 5K, hosted by the Glastonbury River Runners on Sunday, April 12, was a success and raised thousands of dollars for the American Liver Foundation.

Check out the photos from the event on our Flickr page here.

And here are two thank yous from the organizers:

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Colchester Half Results


Congratulations to the many club members who ran the Colchester Half Marathon on Saturday, February 28. In addition to the two happy finishers pictured here (Lori Lowry and Steve Peck), you can look up other club members’ results at

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Super Bowl Truffles


In anticipation of all the munching that goes along with Super Bowl-watching:

World-class marathoner Kara Goucher posted this recipe on her blog recently. These Peanut Butter Chocolate Bliss Truffles are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, have no added sugar, take 30 minutes to prepare, and reportedly are delicious.

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