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Southington's hometown race! Our 40th year! Choose from four events: 5-mile race, 5 K race, 2-mile walk, Y-Cup, or a whole bunch of Little Fritter Fun Runs.  A terrific, 'feel good' atmosphere that's guaranteed to boost your spirits!  We encourage folks to stay after the race and enjoy the town's Apple Harvest Festival.  There's something for everyone!

Event details and schedule


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 for additional course details.
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 Y Staff and Volunteers will be waiting to start the race.

Where and when can I pick up my race number?

Pre-race pick-up will be held at the YMCA on Friday, October 4th (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday, October 5th from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
You may also pick up your number on Race morning up between 7 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. at the YMCA. Race day packet pick up and registration closes at 8a.m. please arrive as early as possible.

How do I get a t-shirt?

The first 1,200 registered up are guaranteed a sport tek T-shirt.
T-shirts will feature the custom design of a local designer visit before June 20th to help pick the winning design.

How do I get the right size t-shirt?
The first 1,200 to registered get a t-shirt but to ensure you get the right size please attend packet pick up on Friday or Saturday before the race. The later you pick up your packet the less likely it is that your size will still be available so please come early.

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. Day of registration and packet pickup close at 8AM on race day. Please give yourself plenty of extra time to find parking.

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 volunteers at road intersections to help.
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 and Close to mile 4
For 5K Race, there will be one water area close to mile 2
For 2 Mile Walk water area will be 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 results posted later in the day Sunday for the 5 Mile and 5 K Races. Go to After the race, the results will be linked to
Results are not tracked 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 (one medal per runner). There are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for male and females. For specific age categories, please check our info on
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 the pictures being taken?

John Atashian will be taking pictures for the Apple Harvest Festival including the Road Races. The photos will be linked to the race webpage the week following the race.

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. Individuals under 18 should use girls or boys locker rooms, children accompanied by a parent may use the family locker room. The use of cell phone or mobile devices in the lockerrooms is strictly prohibited. 
If you need to store a bag race participants must their own locks for lockers.
There are several bathrooms within the Y facilities for use.

Why didn't the registration form ask for my t-shirt size?
T-shirt sizes will be distributed on a first come first serve basis to the first 1200 runners registered. To ensure you get the size you want please attend packet pick up on the Friday before the race from 9AM to 6PM at the Y.