All signed up for Branford 5-miler this Sunday. This will be my first time doing the race and have heard many good things about the course and the festivities on the green afterward. Expecting to enjoy Father’s Day with a great run and the family! I posted the last press release below from JB Sports regarding the race.
Next week will be the Fairfield half and 5k! I will have a a column in this Sunday’s papers regarding the half marathon. Hope to see you there!
Record Crowd of over 3,000 runners expected at Branford Father’s Day Road Race
Branford, CT – The 34th annual Father’s Day Road Race takes place on June 15th and race organizers are expecting a record crowd of over 3,000 participants in the 5-mile Road Race, Fitness Walk and Fun Run. Race Director Ray Figlewski states, “We’re overjoyed about the way the local running and fitness community has supported the event. Thousands of Branford residents come out each year to cheer on the participants. Thirty-four years ago we never could have imagined this level of support.” The race is one of the Country’s largest 5 mile races and one of New England’s top running events. This year’s race features cash awards of prizes valued at nearly $5,000.
Starting on the Branford Green, the 1-Mile Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. The Fun Run is followed by the 2-Mile Health Walk at 10:10 a.m. and the 5-Mile Run at 10:15 a.m. Runners can enjoy live music along the racecourse at seven locations. After the race runners can enjoy a post-race brunch and runners are invited for a post-race beer at Pasta Cosi.
The Branford Road Race is pleased to announce four official charities in 2014. They include the Branford Counseling Center Basic Needs Program, BHcare’s Domestic Violence Services, Sandra Ciccone Scholarship and American Parkinson Disease Association. Participants who raise $200 or more for any of these charities receive a complimentary entry into the race. Visit branfordroadrace.net to learn more about each charity.
The race kicks off the final day of the Branford Festival, a community celebration that attracts tens of thousands of people. All 5-mile race participants receive t-shirts, food, and many other race amenities. For race information visit our website at branfordroadrace.net. Or call (203) 481-5933. You can pick up your race packet or register at SoundRunner in Branford on June 13th and June 14th.
The major sponsors for the 2014 event are H.D. Segur Insurance, Stratton Faxon Law Offices, soundRUNNER, Pasta Cosi, Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, Planet Fitness, Southern Connecticut Muscle and Joint Performance Chiropractic, Shoreline Crossfit,
Amity Physical Therapy, Brandfon Honda, My CT Dream Home, Chabaso Bakery, Yasso Frozen Yogurt, The Sound and 99.1PLR.