The Newtown Road Race will be held Saturday, September 2, and will feature a 5K and Kid's Run. The 5K will start at 9 am and the Kid's Run will start at 10:15 am, both beginning and ending at Dickinson Park. The course is flat, fast, and USTAF ce
The Newtown Road Race will be held Saturday, September 2, and will feature a 5K and Kidâs Run. The 5K will start at 9 am and the Kidâs Run will start at 10:15 am, both beginning and ending at Dickinson Park. The course is flat, fast, and USTAF certified. Divisions will be 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ and prizes will be $100 for first, $75 for second and $50 for third.
The first 500 entrants will receive a t-shirt designed by one of Newtownâs students. Walkers, runners and jogging strollers are all invited to participate.
If you have already registered, pre-registration goody bags are available at Olympia Sports on Thursday, August 30, and Friday, September 1, from 11 am to 7 pm, at Olympia Sports in the Sand Hill Plaza on South Main Street. Visit www.newtownroadrace.com for further information and to register. To become a corporate sponsor, visit the web site or call Newtown Youth Services at 270-4335. All proceeds from the race will be donated to Newtown Youth Services.
Star 99.9 is the official media sponsor of the race and Danbury Hospital is the lead sponsor. Other sponsors include
GE Capital Solutions (Gold); Newtown Pools, LLC (Gold); Newtown Real Estate (Gold); Omni Fitness (Gold); Precision Computer Services (Gold); Stop & Shop (Gold); Vista Investment Advisors LLC (Gold); Poland Springs/Nestle (Official water sponsor); and Wild River (official T-shirt sponsor).
The course -
Starting at Dickinson Park, runners will take a left out of the park onto Elm, heading north; then head left onto Sugar Street, going west; then a left onto Juniper, heading back south; then a left onto Birch Rise, heading east; then a right on Elm; then bearing right onto Deepbrook Road; continuing on Point OâRocks; taking a right onto Brushy Hill; then going about 0.4 miles and making a U-turn to finish line at Park.