The RACE

DATE: May 12th, 2018

LOCATION: Walnut Hill Park, New Britain

The Connecticut RACE IN THE PARK takes place annually each May on the Saturday before Mother’s Day in New Britain’s historic Walnut Hill Park. Each year, thousands gather to participate in race day festivities and events while honoring survivors, remembering loved ones, celebrating life and most importantly, raising much needed funds to advance the fight against breast cancer in Connecticut.

By joining The Race, pledging your support or becoming a valuable sponsor, you help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against breast cancer. 100% raised in Connecticut. 100% stays in Connecticut. Join The Race. Join the cause.

Online Register for THE 2018 RACE IN THE PARK

 

Download THE 2018 REGISTRATION FORM

 

Download THE 2018 PLEDGE FORM

 

BIB and T-Shirt Pick-up:

You can pick up your race bib and t-shirt on Friday prior to RACE DAY at Walnut Hill Park or RACE morning beginning at 6:30am.  If you are part of a TEAM, your TEAM Captain can make arrangements to pick up for your group.  For TEAMS pick-up, contact teams@ctbhi.org

Friday, May 11, 2018
Walnut Hill Park
10:00am-6:00pm

OR

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Walnut Hill Park – Registration Tent
6:30am-race start

CT RACE IN THE PARK Schedule

  6:30 am Registration, bib number, T-shirt Pick-up
  7:45 am Survivor Breakfast
  8:00 am Silent Auction/Raffle Tent Opens
  8:45 am Kids' Challenge (1 mile, 1/2 mile)
  8:50 am YWCA Aerobic Warm-Up
  9:00 am Picnic in the Park and Family Activities Open
Get your bid into the Silent Auction!
  9:15 am

Female & Male 5K Run

10:15 am 1 Mile Walk and 4K Walk
11:00 am Silent Auction/Raffle Tent Closes

 

Celebrate Survivors

Breast Cancer Survivors are honored participants at the CT RACE IN THE PARK. Join us for the RACE Day Survivor Breakfast at 7:45 am to 9:00 am to bond with fellow survivors and talk with the leading experts in breast cancer research.

Again this year! A survivor may bring 1 guest to the breakfast for a fee of $15 (see registration form

A group photograph of survivors will be taken following the breakfast.

 

Activities for the whole family

Touch A Truck:
This hands on event gets kids up close to their favorite BIG RIGS, FIRE ENGINES, POLICE CARS, CONSTRUCTION TRUCKS, and much more! Coordinated by the New Britain Fire Department.

Unregistered children for the RACE will be charged one $5.00 donation for both of the following activities.

Kids’ Expo: Games and activities for youth ages 12 and under.
Home Depot’s Build in the Park: Children 12 and under build and take home a wooden project.

Pink Ribbon Silent Auction and Raffle in the Park:
Bid on great silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for special prizes. Visit our tent between 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Prizes awarded at 11:00 a.m.

Live music from the Fountainhead Band.

Food from food trucks and vendors will be available for purchase beginning at 9 a.m.

 

Directions and Parking

Ample parking for the RACE will be available in the two downtown New Britain garages (Courthouse, and Washington/Columbus Boulevard Garages). Convenient shuttle buses, provided by DATTCO, will make continuous trips between the RACE site and these parking areas. Participants should go directly to the above parking facilities.

Directions to the Garages:

Courthouse Garage (Linda Blogoslawski Garage)

From locations North and East of New Britain: Take Route 84 West to Exit 39A onto Route 9 South. Continue to Exit 27 – Chestnut Street (left exit). Turn right off the exit and turn left onto Columbus Blvd. Follow signs to the Courthouse Parking Garage.

Washington/Columbus Boulevard Parking Garage (John N. Badolato Garage)

From locations south of New Britain: Take route 9 north to exit 26 (Downtown exit). At the end of the ramp, go straight ahead through four traffic lights and the garage is on the left.

The last bus leaving Walnut Hill Park for the return trip to the garages will be at 1:30 p.m.!

Don’t miss the bus!

 

Course Map

5K Map

4K Map

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