5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    5k for the Kids
    Come support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the 5k for the Kids!  Participants will run the beautiful Farmington Canal Trail. Pre-register participants are guaranteed a shirt.  Proceeds of the even go to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. Race begins promptly at 8:30am.
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    Maden 12 August 2017 5k for the Kids
    Steward's Ace Hardware Bluefish 5K
    This year marks the 20th Annual Steward's Ace Hardware Bluefish 5K.  Race begins and finishes at the Jared Eliot Middle School.  Race begins at 9:00am. There will be post race refreshments, massage and Scottish Dave’s Pub will host "Beer for Bibs".  Each participants will receive a swag bag.  Race day registration is available.
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    Clinton 13 August 2017 Steward's Ace Hardware Bluefish 5K
    Shamrock Sprint
    Sprint to the finish line at the 2nd Annual Shamrock Spring 5k!  Runners will begin and end at the Connecticut Audubon Nature Center. This beautiful, shady and relatively flat course takes place in Greenfield Hill area of Fairfield.  The first 150 registered runners are guaranteed a shirt and entered into the giveaway.  Post race party will have family friendly activities and feature food from Garden Catering, B GOOD and Taco Loco. Race begins at 9:00am.
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    Fairfield 12 August 2017 2nd Annual Shamrock Sprint
    Sunset Run for the Warriors 5k
    Hope for the Warriors will be hosting the 8th Sunset Run for the Warriors 5k, which strives to honor local service members and their families.  Veteran and active duty will receive a registration discount. Register as an individual or create a team.  Race begins at 5:00pm.  Race begins at the Huntington Green and goes through Shelton. Participants will receive a t-shirt.
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    Shelton 20 August 2017 Sunset Run for the Warriors
    5k Purple Trail Run
    Run the trails for a cause! The 5k Purple Trail Run proceeds go to the research and care of cancer survivors.  Race will take place at the Batz Property Trail and the course is a loop.  There will be a water station on course.  Make sure to stop by the Purple Shirt Paint Station! Race begins at 9:00am.  Advanced registration is $25.
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    Ellington 27 August 2017 American Cancer Society
    New Haven Road Race 5k
    Don't miss the 40th annual New Have 5k Road Race! Race begins at the New Haven Green. The course is flat and fast! First 7500 registrants will receive a shirt. Post race party will include live music, kids activities, food and drink and 2 free Harpoon beers for all registered runners.  Results will be posted 15 minutes after runner's finish.  Time limit for the 5k is 55 minutes.  Race begins at 5:30am.
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    New Haven 4 September 2017 Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
    Phillips Farm 5k Trail Run
    Fields, meadows, forests, streams, stone walls... this is a scenic race you won't want to miss!  Join runners at the Phillips-Lovdal Farm Preserve for this 5k race!  First 250 registered runners will receive a shirt and swag bag.  Post race party includes live music, food trucks and beer. All participants will receive two food items and a complimentary beer.  Race begins at 4:00pm and is walker friendly.
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    Southbury 9 September 2017 Phillips Farm 5k Trail Run
    Superhero 5k
    Join Milford Prevention Council & Woodruff Family YMCA for the 4th Annual Superhero 5k! Costume is optional but strongly encouraged!  First 100 participants receive a shirt and runner bag.  Stick around after the race for family friendly activities include a costume parade, face painting, bounce house, obstacle course and more. New this year: the course is chip-timed! Race begins at 9:00am.
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    Milford 10 September 2017 4th Annual Superhero 5k
    Carver Challenge 5k
    Carver Academy will be once again hosting the Carver Challenge, featuring a 5k run, 2 mile walk and kids run. The beautiful 5k course features rolling hills on both road and trail surfaces. First 100 registered runners will receive a shirt.  Pre-registration is $25.  Race day is $30.  Race begins at 9:00am at the New Life Church.
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    Wallingford 16 September 2017 Carver Challenge
    Go The Distance For Scholars Woodbury, CT 22 September 2018 Woodbury Dollars For Scholars
    Officer Donald Hassiak Turkey Trot Danbury, CT 22 November 2018 Immaculate HS
    5K Twilight Road Race Enfield 7 July 2018 Enfield Celebration

    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k events in Connecticut? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in the New Haven Area?

    There are many to choose from here as the New Haven Area is host to many 5k races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Superhero 5k, Sunset Run for the Warriors 5k and Shamrock Sprint. These are just a few of the many 5K events in the New Haven area.

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  • 10k races
    Name City Date Website
    Give a Child a Jumpstart 10k
    JCC Stamford will host the 10th Annual Give a Child a Jumpstart 10k! Proceeds benefit the JumpStart program for children with special needs.   The course is USATF certified and chip timed. Race t-shirt will be available for an additional cost.  Packet pick up starts at 8:30am.  Race start promptly at 9:00am. There is also a 5k option.
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    Stamford 4 September 2017 Give a Child a Jumpstart 10k
    Fall Distance Festival 10k
    Run a 10k... or 2 or 3 at the Fall Distance Festival in Stratford.  Runners will make 1 loop around this flat, fast course for the 10k race.  Runners will begin and finish at Short Beach and the course features beautiful waterfront views! Field is limited to 150 runners, so register early.  Race begins at 7:30am.
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    Stratford 17 September 2017 Fall Distance Festival
    Bound for the Sound 10k
    Don't miss the beach view at the Bound for Sound 10k race! Runners will begin at Sound View Beach and run a mix of flat and rolling hills on country roads through the town of Old Lyme. First 125 registered runners will receive a shirt. This race is part of the Sound Runner CT Race Series. Race begins at 8:30am. Registration cost $35.
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    Old Lyme 23 September 2017 Bound for the Sound 10k/5k
    Macricostas 10k
    Climb to the summit at Waramaug’s Rock at Macricostas Preserve in the Macricostas 10k race! This challenge course features two steep climbs with the reward of an amazing view of Lake Waramaug.  Course is mostly single track and includes some technical downhills. First 100 registered runners will receive a shirt. Race is hiker friendly.  There will be two aid stations on course, but runners are required to carry their own cup/water bottle.  This race is part of the Steep Rock Trail Series.  Race begins at 9:00am.
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    New Preston 1 September 2017 Steep Rock Trail Series
    Strides 10K Road Race
    This year marks the 40th Annual Strides Road Races!  Race begins and finishes at Camp Harkness.  This race is walker friendly.  Changing areas will be available for participants.  Registered participants will receive a shirt. There will be post race food and family friendly entertainment. Not up for the 10k? There is a 5k option too.  Races begin at 9:30am.
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    Waterford 1 October 2017 New Arc London County
    Rail Trail 10k
    Join runners at the inaugural Rail Trail 10K! This flat course is entirely on rail trail and will feature beautiful fall scenery! All participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt.  Walkers are welcome, as along as they maintain a 20 minute per mile pace.  Post race bagels and bananas will be available for all runners.  Runners will begin and finish at the Sherman Avenue Rail Trail lot in Hamden. Race starts at 8:00am.
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    Hamden 7 September 2017 Rail Trail 10k
    Darien Road Race 10k
    If you are looking for an afternoon race, check out the Darien Road Race 10k.  Runners will begin Pear Tree Point Beach and race starts at 4:00pm. Make sure to stick around after for food, games, music and a beautiful beach sunset. Proceeds benefit the Community Fund of Darien. First 500 registrants will receive a shirt.
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    Darien 17 September 2017 Darien Road Race
    Woodstock Memorial Day 10k
    Start your Memorial Day out with the Woodstock Memorial Day 10k race! Shirts will be available to the first 50 runners. Stick around after the race for food and a raffle! Race begins promptly at 9:00am.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Program.
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    Woodstock 28 May 2018 Woodstock Memorial Day 10k

    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k events in Connecticut? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10Ks in the Stamford area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Stamford area as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Darien Road Race 10k, and Give a Child a Jumpstart 10k. These are just a couple of the many available events.

    What are the best 10Ks in the Waterford area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Waterford area as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Strides 10K Road Race, Bound for the Sound 10k and Mystic 10k. These are just a few of the many available events.

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  • Half marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Bristol Half Marathon
    Run one of the most scenic and challenging half marathons in the area! There will be 10 aid stations and live music on the course. All registered runners will receive a moisture wicking shirt and finishers will receive a medal.  Make sure to stick around after the race for the famous pancake breakfast!  Pre-race warmup at 7:45am will be sponsored by Healthtrax.  Race begins at 9:00am.
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    Bristol 13 August 2017 Bristol Half Marathon and 10k
    Gulf Beach Half Marathon
    Run along the beautiful beaches in Milford in this super flat half marathon! Aid stations will have water, Gatorade and GU. Post race food includes Subway, bagels and bananas. Register early as there is no race day registration. Finishers will receive a custom race medal.  All participants will receive a tech shirt.  Race begins at 8:00am.
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    Milford 16 September 2017 Gulf Beach Half Marathon
    Hogsback Half Marathon
    Run the country roads alongside the Farmington River is this scenic half marathon! Make sure to stick around for the great post race food! Participants will receive a tech shirt, customized bib and  finishers medal. Race begins at 9:00am but early start is available. Proceeds of the event go to Running for Rescues.
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    Colebrook 30 September 2017 Hogsback Half Marathon
    Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon
    Take in the beautiful fall scenery as you run through the picturesque streets of Ridgefield! This rolling course will have water and Gatorade at the aid stations as well as music and cheer stations along the course.  Runners will receive a long sleeve tech shirt and finishers medal. Race begins at 7:45am, but early start is available.
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    Ridgefield 1 October 2017 Ridgefield Half
    Hartford Half Marathon
    Join runners at the biggest race day in Connecticut for the Hartford Half Marathon! Post race festival at Bushnell Park features great food, beer and live music. Swag includes long sleeve tech shirt, finishers medal, finishers water bottle, a heat wrap, post race food and one free Harpoon beer for runners over 21. There will be live music on course as well.  Race begins at 8:00am and has a 3 hours time limit.
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    Hartford 14 October 2017 Hartford Marathon
    Steep Rock Half Marathon
    Course highlights for this race include the Steep Rock Tunnel, Steep Rock Summit and three river crossing of the Shepaug River! This challenging, but beautiful course is a mix of singletrack, rail trails, technical trails and has 2000 feet of climbing and descending. First 100 registered runners will receive a shirt. There will be 3 aid stations on course, but this is a cupless event, so make sure to bring your own cup/water bottle.  Post race party will have food and drink for all runners.  Race starts at 9:00am.
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    Washington 16 October 2017 Steep Rock Trail Series
    SoNo Half
    Runners will begin and finish the race at Veteran's Park next to the Long Island Sound Norwalk Harbor. Aid stations will have water and UCAN, and there will be live music on course. Runners will receive a tech shirt and finishers medal.  The family friendly post race party will feature food and drink for participants including Colony Pizza, food from Stew Leonards and a Traveller Beer for runners 21 and older. Race begins at 9:00am and has a 3 hour 15 minutes time limit.
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    Norwalk 14 October 2017 SoNo Half
    The Reservoir Run Half Marathon
    Participants will run along the beautiful Saugatuck Reservoir and through the quaint streets of Weston in the Reservoir Run Half Marathon! Make sure to register before October 20th in order to be guaranteed a long sleeve race shirt. Gatorade and water will be about every two miles. Finishers will receive a finishers medal and a freshly baked loaf of bread from Chabasco Bakery!  Race begins at 8:40am.
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    Weston 29 October 2017 The Reservoir Run
    Nutmeg State Half Marathon
    The race is held entirely on the Goodwin Park and Golf Course.  Half Marathoners will make 6 loops around the course.  There is one aid station on course (at the start/finish).  The race has a super early start of 6:00am. Runners will receive a shirt and finishers medal.  This race is part of the New England Challenge Race Series.
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    Hartford 18 May 2018 Nutmeg State Marathon

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in Connecticut? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Hartford Area?

    You are sure to pick a good Half marathon in the Hartford area! Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the Hartford Half Marathon and the Nutmeg State Half Marathon.  There are many other Halfs, so these are just a sampling of the races available.

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  • Marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Arena Attack Indoor Marathon
    Looking for a winter marathon, but don't want to deal with New England weather? Check out the Arena Attack Indoor Race Series! Run in the comfort of the temperature controlled XL Center in Hartford.  Runners will complete 130 laps counterclockwise around the 330 meter loop.  Food, hydration and bathrooms are just a lap away! DJ will be on course providing entertainment for runners. Marathon has a 5 hour time limit. Runners will receive a personalized bib and a finishers medal. Race begins at 9:00am.
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    Hartford 21 January 2018 Arena Attack Indoor Race Series
    Savin Rock Marathon
    Runners will run 2 loops around the 13.1 mile course that features views of the Long Island Sound. Aid stations will be about every 2 miles and water, Gatorade and GU energy gels. All finishers will receive a medal and a "finishers receipt" at the finish line. Participants will receive a shirt and post race food.  Race begins at 8:00am and has a 5 hour time limit.
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    West Haven 24 March 2018 Savin Rock Marathon
    Nutmeg State Marathon
    Held entirely on the Goodwin Park and Golf Course, marathoners will make 12 loops around the course + a .64 mile out.  There is one aid station on course (at the start/finish) and it will have a variety of food and drink.  The race starts of 6:00am. Runners will receive a shirt and finishers medal.  This race is part of the New England Challenge Race Series.
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    Hartford 18 May 2018 New England Challenge
    New England Series Conneticut Marathon
    This Marathon is Day 6 in the New England Race Series. Participants will run out and back 12 times on the paved, flat Iron Horse Greenway. Race begins at 6:00am but also have an early start option at 5:00am. Walkers are welcome. There will be one aid station set up at the start/finish and offer a variety of food and drink for runners. Runners will receive a shirt and finishers medal.  Runners who complete all races in the series will receive a special medal. Pets are not allowed, but strollers are welcome.
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    Simsbury 19 May 2017 Mainly Marathons
    Oh Boy Marathon
    As their site states: Run Connecticut the easy way! This marathon has a generous 9.5 hour time limit and runners will make 13 loops around Hamilton Park. Runners who register before April 28th are guaranteed shirt size. Aid station will be at start/finish and feature a variety of food and drink. Pre-race past dinner will be $20 at San Marino's Restaurant on Sunday.  Race begins at 7:00am.
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    Waterbury 29 May 2017 Oh Boy Marathon
    Hartford Marathon
    Run the biggest racing event in Connecticut, the Hartford Marathon! Each year this race draws big crowds and an awesome post race festivities.  Runners will receive some great swag including a long sleeve race shirt, finishers medal, water bottle and more. Race has a 6 hour time limit and starts at 8:00am.
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    Hartford 14 October 2017 Hartford Marathon
    Nipmuck Trail Marathon
    Looking to get away from the crowds and race on the trails?  Check out this challenging double out and back 26.4 mile race (Yes, it's just a little over a marathon!) Runners will follow the blue-blazed northern section Nipmuck Trail. There will be 9 aid stations on course, some only with water while other will be fully stocked with food and beverage.  Marathon needs to be finished in 8 hours or less. There is no race day registration so make sure to register early! Race begins at 8:00am.
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    Ashford 1 October 2017 Nipmuck Trail Marathon

    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and in 2107 there are currently more than 800 events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in Connecticut? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Marathons in the Hartford area?

    Whether for charity or fun, the best Marathons in Hartford all come down to the runners.  Some of the notable Marathon running events include the famous Hartford Marathon and the Arena Attack Indoor Marathon.

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  • Ultra Races
    Name City Date Website
    T2T Kettletown State Park Challenge 50k
    Runners will get scenic, beautiful views and steep, challenging climbs in this 50k ultra marathon! Runners will run on single track trail and get a chance to see some amazing views of Lake Zoar. Race will be held at Kettletown State Park at 9:00am.  Runners will run a 10k loop 5 times.  Cutoff time is 5:00pm. Register by April 14th to be guaranteed a long sleeve quarter zip tech shirt.   There is also a 5k, 10k, 20k and 30k option.  Aid stations Hammer Nutrition Gels,  Endurolyte supplements, Fuel 100 Electro-Bites as well as fruit and water.
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    Southbury 20 June 2017 T2T Kettletown State Park Challenge
    Forgotten Forest 9 Hour Ultra Marathon
    See how far you can run in the Forgotten Forest 9 hour race!  Runners will run two loops continuously starting at 8:30a and ending at 5:30pm. Walkers are welcome! Runners do not have to run all 9 hours.  Participants who run 6 hours or more will receive a finishers medal. There will be bagels and donuts at the beginning of the race, pizza at 1pm and coffee all day. Amped fuel and hydration as well as GU gels will be offered.  Race is limited to 50 participants so make sure to register early.
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    Stratford 16 September 2017 Forgotten Forest 9 Hour Ultra Marathon
    Bimblers Bluff 50k
    Runners looking for a challenge should check out the Bimblers Bluff 50k! The course features very technical, rocky single track and rolling hills that go through several woodland preserves. All participants will receive a swag bag and shirt.  Runners who finish the race under the 10 hour time limit will receive a special finishers award.  Aid stations will be stocked with a variety of snacks, water and electrolyte drinks. Race begins at 8:00am.
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    Guilford 22 October 2017 Bimblers Bluff 50k
    CT Trailmixers Fall Fling 400 Ultra
    Run as many two mile loops as you can in 400 minutes!  Course will be on the challenge trails at the YMCA Camp Sloper.  Race begins at 8:0am and ends at 2:40pm.  There will a variety of food and drink available at the aid station.  Runners will receive a CT Trailmixer shirt plus another finishers gift. Race maxes at 125 participants, so register early.
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    Southington 12 November 2017 CT Trailmixers Fall Fling Trail Runs
    Xterra Northeast Trail Run Series 50k & 50miler
    Choose from a 50k or 50 miler in this ultra marathon at Steep Rock Preserve. Course highlights include a suspension bridge, old railroad tunnel, 19th century iron ore mines, and more! Runners will make 2 laps on the 25k course for the 50k and 3 laps on the same course for the 50 mile race.  Standard ultra food and drink will be available at the aid stations. Both races begin at 7:00am.
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    Washington Depot 5 August 2017 Xterra Northeast Trail Run Series

    About Ultra Races

    An Ultra Marathon is any distance greater than a Marathon (26.2 miles).  Some Ultra race distances include 50k, 50 miles, 100k or 100 miles.  Ultra Marathons can also be timed events, where runners run as far as they can in a set amount of time.  These races range from 6 hours up to 24 hours or more!

    How did we choose the best Ultra marathon events in Connecticut? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Ultra Marathons in Connecticut?

    Whether you are looking for a timed race or a particular distance, Connecticut offers several different Ultra Marathons to choose from.  Some are walker friendly while others are very challenging and feature technical terrain.  Some of the top Ultra marathons in Connecticut include the Bimblers Bluff 50k, Xterra Northeast Trail Run Series 50k & 50miler and the Forgotten Forest 9 Hour Ultra Marathon.

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  • Other Races to Consider
    Name City Date Website
    Muddy Up 5k Run
    Get ready to get muddy in the 6th Annual Muddy Up 5k hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich! Participants will run or walk the 3.1 mile course through wooded trails and have to conquer a variety of man made and natural obstacles.  Race will be held at Camp Simmons and begin at 9:00am.  This is a family friendly event.
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    Greenwich 1 October 2017 Muddy Up 5k Run and Family Walk
    Run the Gauntlet 5k
    This race is the only beach front OCR race in Connecticut! Participants will run the 5k, completing 15 man-made and natural obstacles along the beach and trail course.  First 500 entrants receive a shirt.  Post race party will include pizza, 2 free beers from Thimble Island Brewing for participants as well as live music.
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    New Haven 22 October 2017 Run the Gauntlet 5k
    Catalyst Viking Run
    This is the 2nd annual Spartan-style race, featuring 18 obstacles and a 5k course on uneven terrain.  Participants will receive a medal, shirt, post race and refreshments (including 1 beer for participants over 21).  There will be 3 waves, beginning at 7:00am.
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    Woodbury 23 September 2017 Catalyst Viking Run
    Vino and The Beasts 5k Mud Run
    In this unique mud run, participants will run 3.1 miles through a vineyard featuring 12 obstacles.  All participants will receive a shirt, medal, wine glass and free race photos.  Race will be held at Jonathan Edwards Winery.  First wave starts at 11:00am.
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    North Stonington 17 September 2017 Vino and The Beasts 5k Mud Run
    Madison Triathlon
    In this triathlon, participants will swim .5 miles in Long Island Sound, bike 13 miles around Madison and run 3 miles along the shore.  Wetsuit rentals will be available at Zane's Cycles. Even sold out 2 months in advance in 2016, so register early! Race begins at 7:00am at the Surf Club at Madison Town Beach.
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    Madison 9 September 2017 Madison Triathlon
    Hammerfest Triathlon
    This race features beautiful views of the Long Island Sound! Participants will start and finish at Owenego Beach Club in Branford. The race begins with a .5 mile open water swim, 13.4 mile bike ride and finishes with a 3.7 mile run.  Race begins at 7:30am. Proceeds benefit Brian's Hope charity.
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    Branford 17 September 2017 Hammerfest Triathlon
    Westport Kiwanis Triathlon
    This beginner friendly triathlon includes a .5 mile swim, 5.5 mile bike ride and a 2.2 mile run. This swim is point to point and the bike and run course is flat .  All events are in and around the beautiful Compo Beach.  Participants are invited to stay for the post race party!  Race begins at 7:30am.
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    Westport 10 September 2017 Westport Kiwanis Triathlon
    Wearsafe Women's Triathlon
    This sprint distance triathlon is for women only! The race includes a .5 mile swim in Dunning Lake, then 12 bike ride through Farmington and Avon and finally, a fast, flat 5K run on the Winding Trails. There is a 2hour 50 minute course limit.  Participants will receive a shirt, medal and post race food and drink. Race begins at 7:30am.
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    Farmington 9 September 2017 Wearsafe Women's Triathlon

    About Other Races to Consider

    In this section, we feature a variety of competitive and non-competitve races that include running in some aspect of the race.  Some examples of other races include Obstacle Course Races (OCR), Triathlons, and Mud Runs.

    How did we choose these races in Connecticut? 

    We checked what events athletes looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many athletes held interest in any given event. Feedback left by participants in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what participants thought of them, as well as what the race entailed.

    What are the best Obstacle Course Races in Connecticut?

    There are many OCR events to choose from in Connecticut. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the participants.  Some of the notable OCR events include the Run the Gauntlet 5k and the Catalyst Viking Run. These are just a couple of the best OCR events in the state.

    What are the best Triathlons in Connecticut?

    There are many Triathlons to choose from in Connecticut. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events. Being on the coast, many Connecticut Triathlons include the swim section in the ocean.  Some of the notable Triathlons in Connecticut include the Wearsafe Women's Triathlon, the Westport Kiwanis Triathlon and the Madison Triathlon.

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