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McKeen Law Firm Race to Fill the Pantry 5K

 McKeen Law Firm Race to Fill the Pantry 5KThe 8th 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 8th, 2015 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.

Course information

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.

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Registration

Note: Registration for the 2015 Race to Fill the Pantry 5K/2Mile Race is not available yet. Check back closer to the race date.

Registration and bib pick-up will be available on Friday, November 6th, 2015 and Saturday, November 7th, 2015.
(Exact time & location TBA) 

Race-day registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Riverfront Park.

  • Weekend pre-race and race day registration will be cash or check only. (Exact Cost TBA)
  • Early 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.

Get Fit to 5K Training Program

Inspired to start running? The Glastonbury River Runners offer a Get Fit to 5K Training Program which will start in early September 2015. (Exact date TBA) Meeting on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, the nine-week program will culminate in the Race to Fill the Pantry 5K race. To register, or for more info, email beginners@glastonburyriverrunners.com.

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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.
See 2014 results here.

Photos will be up on the Glastonbury River Runners Flickr site and free to download.
See 2013 photos here.
See 2014 photos here.

Directions

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.

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