Apple Harvest Festival Road Races

5K, 5 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sun, Oct 5, 2014


Southington, CT

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


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)
  • Please go to our Race Webpage 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, 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?

  • 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?

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

If I place, do I get an award?

  • Yes, trophies 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 the trophy 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

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