Literacy Volunteer's NEON RACE, 2021


Event Date

Sun, Jun 13, 2021


Milford, CT


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Neon 5K Race, 10:00 Race Time

$35 $35 Closed

VIRTUAL Neon 5K Race, Anywhere/Anytime!

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity


Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Time:  10:00 AM  
Place: Rotary Pavilion in Downtown Milford, CT. Behind the Milford Public Library (Shipyard Lane) 
Fee: $35 registration.  We cannot use shared paper forms.  You may register online right up to the start.  Please show receipt.
(Children under 5 are free) (FREE T-shirts for the first 250 people to register online!)

Run or walk, and catch a rising star for literacy at Literacy Volunteer's NEON RACE. 

The first 250 online registered runners and walkers will be given a NEON necklace and NEON T-shirt as they run, walk, and help raise funds in support of the Center’s vital literacy programs for hundreds of local adults and children in need of our educational services.

Be a rising star! Our *CERTIFIED* 5K challenge will begin and end at the Rotary Pavilion in a grand finale filled with awards for runners and walkers for fastest/best costumes/most enthusiastic/most NEON, and many more.
Register at or call at 203-878-4800 for info. Let the neon stars of literacy be your guide.

Agency of ProLiteracy and United Way of Milford.  Sponsored by The Milford Bank and SUBWAY.

Everyone who races is helping someone who needs literacy support in our community.  Thank you for helping us help those in need.

Proceeds raise funds to support the Center’s vital literacy programs which helps hundreds of local adults and children in need of its educational services.

For more info email

Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization serving the Greater Milford Area.

 “Our Neon Race promises to be an exciting event.” says Tami Jackson, the Center’s Executive Director, “We hope everyone can participate and be all aglow as they safely run and walk for the great cause of literacy!”

Sponsors are still needed and opportunities are available by emailing
 Find us on Facebook!  Tag yourselves and share #lvsctneonrace

Read below for some frequently asked questions and COVID-19 compliance.

The 2021 Annual Neon Run sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut will be held  in compliance with the State of Connecticut, City of Milford and Milford Health Department Covid-19 guidelines. (June 2021)

How long is the run/walk?  This is a CERTIFIED, 5k, 3.1 mile race.

Can I register the day of the event?  Please registration online.  You may register online up to the start of the race.  Please show confirmation receipt.
Are there awards? YES! But will not be distributed at event.  Awards can be picked up at the Literacy Center, June 14-17.   Check the web site in the afternoon for updated times!
How can I support the NEON RACE?  Support the NEON RACE by registering to walk or run or become a NEON Sponsor with Various levels and great thank you opportunities are available!

Do I get a FREE T-shirt when I register?  Yes to the first 250 online registrations.  Shirts will be handed out at Literacy Volunteers, June 9, 10, 9:00-2:00 or Sunday morning at the race.  Stop by!

Is there pre day pick up for bib numbers?  Bib numbers will be handed out at Literacy Volunteers, June 9, 10, 9:00-2:00.  Stop by!

What is the route like? Downtown Milford Neighborhoods.  Mostly flat.

Please remain 3 feet apart and mask up at the start.  You may remove once you have distance between racers.

-No Water cup stations will be available. But participants will be handed a water bottle at the 2 mile mark and upon completion or bring your own with a snack.
-Public bathrooms at Fowler Park: Bottles of sanitizer will be placed outside each bathroom. 
-Faster runners will be asked to go at 10:00 AM. This will avoid crowding on the course and help everyone to run more safely. 
-Race results will be posted on-line.
-LVSCT recommends getting vaccinated prior to the race.
-If you are not feeling well and have a fever, please stay home.
-No refunds.

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