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What time does the race start and finish?

  • The 5 Mile Race begins at 8:30 a.m. 
  • The 5K Race begins at 8:45 a.m. at the top of Columbus Blvd.
  • The 2 Mile Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Y
  • The Little Fritter Fun Runs will begin after most of our 5 Mile participants are finished, at approximately 9:45 a.m.

Where do the races begin and what’s the course?

  • The 5 Mile and 5 K Races begin up top Columbus Blvd.  (Right next to Flair Restaurant & Bar)
  • Please go to our Race Web page to get course description.
  • The 2 Mile Walk begins out in front of the Y.  Meet by the huge pine tree.
  • The Little Fritter Fun Runs begin on North Main Street by the Town Green.  Children and parents should meet at the Town Green Gazebo

Where and when can I pick up my race number?

  • Pre-race pick-up will be held at the YMCA on Friday, September 28th (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday, September 29th from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • You may also pick up your number on Race morning up between 7 a.m. and 8: a.m. at the YMCA
  • New improved feature for Bib number pick up.  Pre-registered participants will look up their name on sheets displayed to find out their race bib number.  They will then go to the table designated with those race numbers

Do I get a t-shirt?

  • The first 1,200 signed up are guaranteed a sport tek T-shirt.
  • T-shirts will feature the custom design of a local designer visit after July 1 for details on how to enter your design in the contest.

Where can I park for the race?

  • While there are parking spots around the YMCA, please note that they fill fast.  There are two available lots (at the Municipal Center and Della Vecchia Funeral Home) located about a ¼ mile north on RT 10 from the YMCA
  • Please arrive early to make sure you secure a parking space

Are the streets on the course open for traffic

  • For the start of the race, Berlin Avenue will be shut down to traffic after that some of the roads may have cars on them.
  • Yes – runners are encouraged to run on the left side of the street, except for final stretch down Berlin Avenue
  • We have Southington police managing some of the busier areas of the course.
  • We have volunteered at road intersections to help out.
  • For the two-mile walk, participants will be on either sidewalks or linear trail
  • For Little Fritter Fun Runs, children will run on streets that are closed down for traffic.

Is there water on the course?

  • Yes. 
  • For 5 Mile Race, there are two water areas. 
    • Between miles 2 and 3
    • Close to mile 4
    • For 5K Race, there will be one water area
      • Close to mile 2
      • For 2 Mile Walk
        • Near the 1 mile mark
        • There will also be water near the finish line

Where can I find race results?

  • Platt Timing system will have result posted later in the day Sunday for the 5 Mile and 5 K Races.  Go to
  • The YMCA will have results posted early the following week on our race webpage
  • Results are not done for 2 Mile Walk or Little Fritter Fun Runs

I ran in previous years, can I find out how I did?

  • Yes – please go to our Race webpage, where you can find previous year’s results

If I place, do I get an award?

  • Yes, awards for 5 Mile Race and 5 K Race will be given out after the completion of the Little Fritter Fun Runs.
  • There are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for male and females.  For specific age categories, please check our info on our Webpage ,
  • Those unable to stay for awards will be given a phone call to pick up the award at the YMCA

Can I get copies of pictures being taken?

  • John Atashian will be taking pictures for the Apple Harvest Festival including the Road Races.  You can view and order pictures from his website:

Are refreshments given out

  • Yes for runners – thanks to our generous sponsors, there are plenty of post-race refreshments.

Are YMCA facilities available?

  • Race participants may use men and women’s locker rooms.  Children may not go into the adults locker rooms.
  • Race participants would need to bring their own locks for lockers
  • There are several bathrooms within the Y facilities for use