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Sports & Recreation

Hillacious Half Marathon
Online Registration Now Open
The Hillacious Half, Litchfield CT’s first and only half marathon, is open for online registration at This event supports and honors our Country’s military veterans. This year’s race kicks off at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17 at the Morgan-Weir American Legion Post 27, 418 Bantam Road, Litchfield.
13.1 extremely hilly miles represent the difficulties that our servicemen and women face every day. This race is very challenging and not for the faint of heart. It’s TOUGH!
*A relay has been added for those that can’t tackle the entire course. HH welcomes teams of two runners. To register visit the website.
*FRIDAY NIGHT EXPO; join us on Friday, November 16 beginning at 5:00 pm to pick up runner packets, register for the race, view our incredible mile marker signs (hand carved with names of local veterans representing all wars) and our new “wall of honor”.
Trip to Macy's Pre-Parade Balloon Inflation
Warren and Morris Recreation
Wednesday, November 21 ~ 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Warren Community Center
& Morris Town Hall
The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is scheduled to take place LIVE on Thursday, November 22, 2018 with giant-sized balloons taking over the skies of Manhattan. Recently Macy’s released the lineup of the 2018 parade, including new character balloons!

We’re sure you might be eager to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and watch those giant-sized helium balloons. If you can’t wait until Parade day, we have just the trip for you! You can have the first glimpse of these helium filled balloons during Macy’s Balloon Inflation event which takes place near the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. This year the Macy’s Balloon Inflation will take place on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 beginning at 3:00pm with visitors welcomed to join a procession that starts at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue, circling the museum between 77th and 81st Streets and Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

Such a great way to experience this i
conic event and still be home for turkey!
COST: $55.00 per person, includes deluxe motor coach
transportation, snacks, raffle prizes and driver gratuity.
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113
Kristen Davila
Director of Morris Community Activities,
Morris Senior Center &  Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street, Morris, CT 06763
Phone:  860-567-7437
41st Annual Goshen Turkey Trot 10K
Thanksgiving Morning
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Goshen Fairgrounds
EVENT: Pick up race number and t-shirt on race day 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.
REGISTRATION: Pre-Registration will be $30.00. Race day Registration is $35.00.

DIVISIONS: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29 (Open), 30-39 (Sub-Master), 40-49 (Master), 50-59 (Grand Master), 60-69 (Super Grand Master) and 70 (Super Super Grand Master). Walkers welcome.

COURSE: Start at Goshen Fairgrounds, North to Lyman Lane, West to West Street, South to Ives Road, West to Beach Street, North to Camp Cochipianee Road, East to West Street, North to Lyman Lane, East to Goshen Fairgrounds. Hilly course, combination of dirt roads and asphalt.

AWARDS: Laschever Memorial Cup to first male and female. Awards to top three overall finishers, male and female. Ribbons to the first three finishers in each division, male and female. Turkeys to the first Goshen resident male and female finishers. Other awards include pies, running shoes, gift certificates for Sportsmen’s of Litchfield, etc.

OTHER INFORMATION: Race held rain, snow or shine. Parking at Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63 (1/2 mile South of Rotary), Goshen, CT. Vintage T-shirts will be on sale, as well as a limited production beanie hat. Water will be available to runners on the course. However, walkers might want to bring their own water bottle, in case volunteer stations have been disassembled before they reach them. Refreshments & Awards at Fairgrounds.

Please email us with questions at
Warren Free Ice Skating
Saturday, November 24 ~ 1:30-3:30 pm
Gunnery, Washington
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113
Litchfield Jingle Bell Run
Litchfield Parks & Recreation
Saturday, Dec. 1 ~ 11:00 am
Litchfield Intermediate School
Yes, folks it’s the 36th running of the Jingle Bell Run 5K coming to you on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Who would believe that this race would be middle-aged? Runners, walkers and anyone else who wants to celebrate the season is invited to the Jingle Bell Run sponsored by Litchfield Parks and Recreation Department.
The relatively new, flat out and back course will be run for the 5th time in the race’s history with the start time of the race at 11:00 a.m. Registration will be at the Litchfield Intermediate School at 9:30 a.m. on race day.
The course is flat and fast, beginning and ending near the corner of Plumb Hill Road and Constitution Way. The course will run out Constitution to White's Woods Road where it will go to the right,  proceed to Bissell Road and take another right and will turn around about a half mile down the road and return the same course.
Entry forms can be found on the Registration Forms link on our website at Then go to “Departments” and click on Recreation, then go to Registration Forms and click on Jingle Bell Run Registration. Print it out, then fill it out and send in to us at Litchfield Parks and Recreation. Or you can go pick up a registration form at Murphy’s Pharmacy, Litchfield Hills Nursery, Sportsmen’s of Litchfield, the Litchfield Community Center, The Village Restaurant and Litchfield Park and Recreation’s office in Bantam.
The cost of the event is $20 pre-registered by Nov. 26th, $25 on Race Day.
Litchfield Parks and Recreation
Thursday Night Ski Trips to Mohawk Mountain
Litchfield students in grades 5-12
Thursday nights beginning January 3rd
Litchfield Parks and Recreation is now taking reservations for their popular Thursday Night Ski Trips to Mohawk Mountain. Litchfield school students in grades 5-12 are eligible for the trips on 6 straight Thursday nights beginning January 3rd. A bus will leave Litchfield High School shortly after the time of dismissal and another from Litchfield Intermediate School after their dismissal and drop off the skiers at Mohawk for a night of fun, returning to Litchfield High School at 8:00 p.m.
To reserve: your spot on the bus; sign-up for lift tickets; or ski or snowboard lessons on those nights, contact the office at (860) 567-7569 or go on-line at, go to Departments, then to Recreation and click on “downloadable forms” and look for Mohawk Thursday Night Ski Trip!
Check out the many different plans available for the Thursday night trips to Mohawk. We can even arrange for equipment rental at Mohawk. Seats are limited so please get your reservation and money in as soon as possible. Deadline for entry is Nov. 28.
LPR “Drop-in” Volleyball
Tuesdays ~ 7:30-9:00 pm
Litchfield Intermediate School Gym
The Litchfield Parks and Recreation Department is again hosting “Drop-in” Volleyball on Tuesday nights at the Litchfield Intermediate School Gym from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm Opening night for the season is Oct. 2nd.
All interested players should just show up ready to play. Teams are selected on a weekly basis and will rotate around the courts to try and play all other teams in the gym that night. The cost should not be a problem as it is free to the public. Men and women of all ages and abilities can have lots of fun and get some exercise during those long winter months by playing “Drop-in” Volleyball.
All participants must sign a waiver to play. Go to and click on Departments, then click on Recreation Department and then click on registration forms, then click “Volleyball Form” and print. Then fill out the form and sign it and send it into Litchfield Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 12, Bantam, CT 06750. For more information, contact Litchfield Parks and Recreation at (860) 567-7569.
Warren Basketball
Thursday evenings
Gr. 4 & up ~ 6:00-7:00 pm
Instructional grade 4 and up
Adults ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
Warren School Gym
Tentative start date Thursday, October 18
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113
Pound Fitness Classes
Morris Beach & Recreation
Mondays ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
(Until November 12)
James Morris School Gym
We are thrilled to partner with POUND fitness instructor, Julianna Nevers and offer this exciting new fitness class to our Community!

Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin' out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.

This will be an eight-week session beginning Monday, September 24. Class is held from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the James Morris School gymnasium. Cost is $50.00 for the 8-week session. Drop in rate of $10.00 per class. Checks made payable to Morris Beach & Recreation accepted.
Registration forms can be found on our website:
Kristen Davila
Director of Morris Community Activities,
Morris Senior Center &  Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street, Morris, CT 06763
Phone:  860-567-7437