- Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:43 am
The firefighters who participated in the 2015 Sandy Hook 5K assembled on the northwest lawn of Newtown Municipal Center, just yards away from the Start-Finish line, after completing the road race on March 28. Members of East Litchfield Kent, Pleasant Valley, and Washington fire companies were joined by six members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue for the event.
- Wednesday, April 1, 2015
To the Editor:
On behalf of the entire Sandy Hook 5k Organizing Committee, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came together for the Sandy Hook 5k and Kids Run on March 28, 2015! We had roughly 1,200 runners and 200 kids run through the finishing arches at FFH despite the freezing temps and blowing snow. You made the day a huge success!
- Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:40 pm
As the snow flakes fell, nearly 1,200 runners made their way through parts of the Fairfield Hills campus and surrounding roads to complete the 3rd Annual Sandy Hook 5K on March 28.
- Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:15 am
The Newtown Police Department announced, on March 26, that certain roads on and around the Fairfield Hills campus will be closed during the Sandy Hook 5K, set to take place on Saturday, March 28.
Police will block off roads into the campus, as well as Mile Hill Road South and Nunnawauk Road. The roads will be closed to traffic from approximately 8:45 am until about 9:45 am.
Police will close roads only while the race is taking place, reopening the roads once the last runner completes the course.
- Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:49 am
Raffle tickets for this oversized Adirondack chair will be sold Friday, March 27, between 5:30 and 8 pm, at Reed Intermediate School. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday morning around 9 am, just before the start of the 3rd Annual Sandy Hook 5K.
- Friday, January 23, 2015
Carolyn Mandarano, a member of the Missions Committee at Christ the King Lutheran Church, volunteers as part of Dorothy Day’s “Shelter From the Cold” program in Danbury, where guests can come in from the cold to be served a hot meal. For a few weeks Carolyn has been conducting a coat drive, and anyone who has gently used coats, hats, and gloves has been asked to consider dropping them at NYA Sports & Fitness Center. The collection for the temporary shelter will conclude this weekend, and Carolyn is hoping for a strong ending.
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Children ages 2-10 are invited to draw a logo that will be used on race shirts given to all youth runners on March 28, when the Sandy Hook 5K is held.
Organizers would like children to draw a logo that will be featured on the front of this year’s shirt. Logos should be inspired by the race or what Newtown means to the artist. Participants do not need to live in Newtown.
The five winning artists will each receive a $15 gift certificate to The Toy Tree.
- Saturday, January 17, 2015
The organizers of the Sandy Hook 5K are proud to announce the third annual race to honor the memories of the victims and support those affected by the tragic events of 12/14. The race event will take place on Saturday, March 28, on the campus of Fairfield Hills, beginning at 8:15 am with staggered kid fun runs and 9 am for the 5K. Online registration will open on the official race website, 5krunforshf.org, at 4 pm on Sunday, January 18.
- Monday, March 31, 2014
To the Editor:
Thank you to everyone who came together for the Sandy Hook 5K and Kids Run on March 29, 2014! We had roughly 1,200 runners and 200 kids run through the finishing arches at FFH, as well as almost 200 virtual runners participating around the world. The sun shone down on us, and you made the day a huge success!
- Saturday, March 29, 2014
Kevin Hoyt won the Sandy Hook 5K race, which started and finished at Fairfield Hills, on March 29. Hoyt finished in 16:20.