The Weston Kiwanis Club is honored to host the seventh year of the Reservoir Run Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun Run. We look forward to you joining us for the Kiwanian's premier event. The Weston Community, Police, Town and Schools join together every year to bring you one of the finest events in CT.
LOCATION: All events start and finish at one of the USA's Blue Ribbon Schools- Weston High. Many volunteers will be on hand to guide you thru your day and running adventures. Both events are bib-chip timed by Startline Race Services.
START TIMES: 5K starts promptly at 8:30am followed by the classic Half Marathon distance at 8:40am(If you believe your half marathon journey will take over three hours we can arrange for an early start.)Our half marathon course will be closing in three hours to accommodate traffic flow.Email our Race Director Marty Schaivone for early start details- firstname.lastname@example.org
THE COURSES: Although roads are not closed both courses are well maintained and protected by the Weston Police and many volunteers.
The challenging Half Marathon course has FIVE water stops, great directional signage, and all miles are marked. There's terrific Autumn scenery to keep you relaxed and 'occupied'! Course map link: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7160881
HALF MARATHON DESCRIPTION: In the first half of the course you'll travel on rolling hills along the border of the Saugatuck Reservoir. After running past the Reservoir dam you'll fly downhill for over a half mile along the Saugatuck River and the area known as 'Devils Den'. Next you'll enjoy over a two mile long stretch of flat road, still along the river. You'll pass some of the stately homes historic Weston is known for.
The last two miles will test your endurance as you work your way back up to Weston High where you'll receive your well earned finishers medal.
For those that have been with us before- CT DOT road construction is finally done on Rte 57. Our Half Marathon course map will be very similar to the original course we used in our first two years and identical to last year! With the cooperation of the DOT & local police there will be a protected lane on Weston Rd for Runners to travel up mile 12. Get ready to ‘attack the Beast!’
AFTER YOUR GREAT FINISH: You'll collect your Finisher's Medal and go back to the cafeteria where you will be treated to a terrific variety of foods, fluids and nationally recognized Yummy Cookies. There will be entertainment while you eat, relax, re-hydrate and get ready for the awards and raffle. Don't leave - you must be present to win great gifts.
PRIZES: Awards will be presented ASAP after the 5K finish and then later for the Half Marathon after the majority of the finishers are in.Overall male and female champions in both races receive awards & are removed from their age groups.
Only the 5K has age divisions 9 & under, and 10-13.BOTH 5K & Half Marathon events have age groups 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ For accurate results and awards we do need to wait untill a majority of finishers are in so that all age groups are represented.
SHIRTS: T-shirt size is guaranteed thru midnight October 14. After that date shirt sizing will be "as available". Shirt ordering and printing must be done in advance to insure completion in time for distribution.
AMENITIES: There is plenty of parking, lots of bathrooms and a warm gym for late registration and pre-reg pickup starting at 7 am.
OUR DONATIONS: Proceeds from the Reservoir Run Half Marathon will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank Kids’ BackPack Program that provides weekend meals to more than 3,300 children who are at risk of hunger when not in school. Additional funds are donated thru the Weston Kiwanis Club Foundation to local youth organizations.
The 5K proceeds are donated to the Weston Boosters Club.
Our event has a great reputation with plenty of give always, great shirts, a variety of post race food, & prizes. Register early to save money and guarantee shirt sizing & swag.
REGISTRATION DETAILS:Half Marathon Early bird until August 14- $45; August 15 to Sept 15- $50; Sept 16 to Oct 24- $60. Race wkd- $65 Half marathon participants must be AT LEAST 14 to participate in the Half Marathon.
5K - until Sept 15- $25, Sept 16 to Oct 24- $27, Race weekend $30BOTH RACES HAVE LOWER FEES for 18 & UNDER.
If you have a guaranteed group of ten or more please contact our race director Marty Schaivone for special pricing.
SPONSORS: Please contact our event Co-founder Phyllis Gary for Sponsor, Partner and Volunteer Info:THERESERVOIRRUN@GMAIL.COMWe would truly appreciate your help to find sponsors at any level, financial and "in kind", to enhance our event and donations.
LAST MINUTE BLUES: You may register the day of the race at 7 am in the Old Cafeteria of Weston High School. We can accept cash or personal checks only on Sunday. The fees go increase on Saturday and Sunday.
You can also register and/or pickup your preregistered bibs, shirts and swag at the Norfield Congregational Church Parish Hall- Saturday the 27th from 11 am to 4 pm at 64 Norfield Road. We can accept cash, credit cards and checks at this facility.
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