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6th Annual Milford Moves for Veterans 5K
Sun, Jun 20, 2021
5K Runner or Walker
5K Active U.S. Military or Veteran
Free Kids ‘Run For The Flag’ Fun Run
Milford Moves for Veterans Virtual Run
About This Activity
The Milford Bank and the Milford Moves for Veterans event committee are extremely happy to be back planning and preparing to host our annual event! It’s been quite a year and we are looking forward to seeing you again at our safe, modified run & walk!
THE MILFORD BANK presents
6th Annual MILFORD MOVES FOR VETERANS
5K Run / Walk on Sunday, Father’s Day,
June 20, 2021
Start your Father's Day celebration with us! This family-friendly event is a fundraiser honoring local Veterans. All proceeds raised will be donated to Milford's Veterans groups: American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and Vietnam Veterans of America. We encourage all abilities to join us.
This event will be held in a modified format in compliance with State of CT, city and health department guidelines. An outline of the event safety measures can be found below.
Sealed/pre wrapped post-race refreshments and fluids.
The 5k Run/Walk is bib chip-timed from the start & finish- you receive your ‘net’ time.
Plenty of parking in nearby lots, at The Milford Bank on the green, and Colony Grill parking lots (no parking on the racecourse).
A special ‘cooling towel’ will be guaranteed to all entrants registered by June 8th.
A free Kids, safe “Run For The Flag” Fun Run- a non-competitive, 200-yard scamper for kids 12 and younger only - weather permitting. All kids receive a flag and medal at the finish.
AWARDS- sorry no age group nor overall prizes in 2021***
In accordance with CT state guidelines, we cannot host an awards ceremony nor gatherings. These could be reinstated and we will post on this site if they are allowed.
We should be able to give out the “Most Patriotic Award” which could be identified at the start. So be prepared! Show off your stars and stripes!
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 350 people, so sign up now, before it’s too late! Online registration officially closes once we are full but will remain open on Race Day until 15 minutes before the start if we are not full. There is NO PAPER, IN PERSON REG - all must be done online.
EARLY BIRD ONLINE REGISTRATION (Register by midnight April 30) $25 for ages 19 & over; $20 for ages 18 & under LATER BIRD ONLINE REGISTRATION Register May 1 - June 18, unless we sell out. $30 for ages 19 & over; $25 for ages 18 & under U.S. MILITARY and VETERANS (now through event date- unless sold out): FREE
COOLING TOWELS - In order to be guaranteed swag you must pre-reg by June 8.
SATURDAY June 19: 9am - 11 amBib Pick-up & swag. The Milford Bank, 33 Broad Street, Milford CT (Tent outside) Really Late Reg online only: $35-19 & over; $30-18 & under.
SUNDAY June 20: 7:30 am - 8:45am Bib Pick-up & swag. Lisman Landing, 37 Helwig St., Milford CT Really Late reg online only ($35/$30)
8:30 am Kids “Run For The Flag” fun run 9:00 am 5K Run/Walk race start 9:30 am Post-race snacks, bottled water at Lisman Landing
COVID CONCERNS- Thanks to the City Departments of Milford we will be able to present a completely outdoor event. No building will be used, safe distances and safety protocols will be in place, and State guidelines will be met.
HOWEVER-we all must be prepared for any change that can happen at any time which may mean a suspension of this live event, and result in a 'virtual' run. With fixed costs and pre-payment of many items, this means we CANNOT under any conditions REFUND any registration fees. Whether we are live or virtual our commitment to our Veterans will be maintained. We hope you can support this commitment and join us. IMPORTANT DETAIL- There will be a 350 person limit for this 5k event. We need 200 people just to break even with our fixed costs! We encourage everyone to donate any additional amount to the Milford Veterans.
MASKS REQUIRED- We must adhere to all safety protocols so please help us by keeping masks on prior to the start line and immediately after you finish. And of course, keep a safe distance when you arrive, warm-up, chat with friends, and after you are done. MODIFICATIONS FOR A SAFE START- We will be using a chip-timed, "open start" format which has been successfully used in various races around the state. A maximum of five people at the start line leaving at 10-15 second intervals means that a field of 350 can safely clear the start in eleven minutes or less.
WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR A SAFE START- If you are truly at a speedy running level (6-7min pace per mile or under) we urge you to be at the start early and ready to go at 9 am. This will avoid crowding on the course and help everyone to run more safely. Thanks!
ON THE COURSE- We ask you to stay safe, announce if you are passing from behind, and not to run in groups.
The Milford Bank is proud to have a great team on their event board of directors. Lead by Executive Vice President of MB, Jorge Santiago, along with Peter Berube, William LaCosta, Tina Mason, & Lynn Berube - we are excited to have you return for our salute to Milford Veterans.
Marty Schaivone is the race director and coordinator of more than 45 races in CT, including the Colony Grill Hot Oil Run & Bigelow Tea Community Challenge in Fairfield, the Great Pumpkin Classic at Trumbull High School, and many others in Fairfield County. MS Running Productions-available for event consulting & directing. Contact Marty at email@example.com.