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Apple Harvest Festival Road Races
Sun, Oct 5, 2014
About This Activity
Southington's hometown race now in our 35th year! Choose from four events: 5 mile race, 5 K race, 2 mile walk, 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
YOU GOT QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS!
What time does the race start and finish?
The 5 Mile, 5 K and 2 Mile Walk all begin at 8:30 a.m.
The Little Fritter Fun Runs will begin after most of our 5 Mile participants are finished, at approximately 9:30 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 Bonterro Italian Bistro)
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, October 3rd ( 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday, October 4th from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
You may also pick up you number on Race morning up until 7:45 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 table designated with those race numbers
Do I get a t-shirt?
Everyone who pre-registers before September 26th is guaranteed a t-shirt.
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 wil be shut down to traffic after that some of the roads may have cars on them.
Yes – runners are encouraged to run on left side of street, except for final stretch down Berlin Avenue (we’ll have cones set up).
We have Southington police managing some of the busier areas on the course.
We have volunteers at road intersections to help out.
For 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?
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 www.plattsys.com