Ignore that lingering snow on the ground and get ready for some upcoming warm weather running events. Wear off the extra layer you added hibernating during the winter and get ready to celebrate the warmer weather with these running and walking events.
The 1st Annual JoAnne McCormick Memorial Run & Walk is scheduled for 11:00 am on Saturday, April 9th at the Litchfield Intermediate School. Proceeds will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the Litchfield PTO.The 5K Run and 1-Mile Family Walk start and finish at the Litchfield Intermediate School on the Plumb Hill Track on the school campus. .more information
The 4th running of Rod Dixon\’s KiDSMARATHON in Litchfield is ready to take applications. The 8-week program in the Litchfield School District will begin on April 11th, with workouts scheduled four times a week, two with their mentors after school at the Litchfield Intermediate School on Mondays and Wednesdays and two other workouts either in the schools or with the family. All participants will receive a training manual, which gives details of each workout, so that all involved will have completed 25.2 miles in training prior to running last leg "The Final Mile" of the marathon on Saturday, June 11th in at the Plumb Hill track. Litchfield is one of four sites around Connecticut where the kids will finish their "KiDSMARATHON" of 26.2 miles, the exact distance run by marathoners. They will be running their final mile alongside the founder of the event, Rod Dixon!!!  more information
The Shane Kinsella Memorial 5 Mile Run on Saturday, April 30th begins at 10:00 am at Camp Cochipianee (291 Beach St.) in Goshen.Connor Ives is the organizer as part of an Eagle Scout Project to Benefit First Candle SIDS Awareness – “Because Every Child Deserves a First Birthday.” For more info call 860-480-9080 or email ivesincgc@snet.net  more information

 

Girls Just Wanna Run” is a fundraiser sponsored by the Junior Women’s Club of Litchfield Hills taking place on Sunday, May 1st behind the Litchfield Athletic Club. The 5K Race is a fundraising charity event focusing on health and wellness in girls and women. Walkers, joggers, runners, girls and women of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate.Click here to register  more information
Of course the granddaddy of them all is the Litchfield Hills Road Race which is slated for Sunday, June 12th on the Litchfield Green.  more information
Lace up those sneakers and join the fun!