The 7th Annual McKeen Law Firm Race to Fill the Pantry, a 5K/2-mile road race and 1/4-mile children’s race hosted by the Glastonbury River Runners, will take place on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 at Riverfront Park in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
Come join us to run 3.1 or 2 miles on a flat, fast course. This annual event supports our local food pantry and their need has never been greater.
Choose from a 5K route and 2-mile route that will start at 9:00 AM from Riverfront Park and follow a circular route through the neighborhood. See the course map below or check it out on USA Track & Field.
We will also host a free kids 1/4 mile fun run at 8:30 AM before the race.
- Advance registration is $20
- Weekend pre-race and race day registration is $25
- The first 150 registrants will receive a high-quality (and highly sought-after) tech t-shirt. Register early to ensure your tech t-shirt!
We will be offering registration and bib pick-up on Friday, November 7th from 4-6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM – noon at Bicycles East at 331 New London Tpke, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 AM.
Registration fees are waived for two Achilles International (Connecticut chapter) athletes and for all guides. Please contact the chapter president for details.
Prizes & awards
Awards will be presented following both the 5K and 2 mile races.
- For the 5K, awards will be presented to the top male and female overall finishers and to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30,39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.
- For the 2-mile race, awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers – no age groups.
There will also be delicious, healthy post-race food for all participants.
Beginner training program
Inspired to start running? The Glastonbury River Runners FREE beginner running training program will start in early September. The nine-week program will culminate in the Race to Fill the Pantry 5K race. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Bank donation
$5 from every registration fee will be donated to the Glastonbury Food Bank. Participants are also asked to donate a non-perishable food item, such as canned vegetables or soup, boxed stuffing etc. In 2013 we were able to donate $1500 to the town Food Bank, right in time for Thanksgiving, plus a trailer full of food.
Results, photos & timing
Electronic chip timing is by The Last Mile. See 2013 results here. Photos will be up on the Glastonbury River Runners Flickr site and free to download. See 2013 photos here or check out the slideshow below.
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Directions to Riverfront Park, 100 Welles St, Glastonbury, CT 06033.
From Route 2: Exit 8, west on Hebron Avenue to three-way stop, right onto Main Street, first left onto Wells Street. Park is 1/4 mile on the left.
From I-91: Exit 25 east onto Route 3, cross the Putnam Bridge, first exit (Main Street, Glastonbury), left onto Glastonbury Blvd, right onto Main Street, right onto Wells Street. Park is 1/4 mile on the left.