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.
Race proceeds will benefit the Glastonbury Food Pantry and Health and Wellness Programs at the CREC Glastonbury East Hartford Magnet School.
Choose from a 5K route and 2-mile route that will start at 9:00 a.m. 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 a.m. before the race.
Online registration closed at 9 a.m. November 4. But you can still register!
Registration and bib pick-up is available on Friday, November 7, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, November 8, from 10 am to noon at Bicycles East, 331 New London Tpke, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Race-day registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Riverfront Park.
- Weekend pre-race and race day registration is $25, cash or check only.
- The first 150 registrants will receive a high-quality (and highly sought-after) tech t-shirt. Register early to ensure your tech t-shirt!
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 email@example.com.
Food Bank donation
Race Proceeds will benefit the Glastonbury Food Pantry and Health and Wellness Programs at the CREC Glastonbury East Hartford Magnet School. 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.
There will also be a small Farmers Market at the Race, spotlighting some of our fresh food items from local farmers.
Results, photos & timing
Electronic chip timing is by Timing Plus New England of Newington, CT.
See 2013 results here.
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.