Newington Library 5K Challenge

Join us on 10/03/2021

(race date estimated)

Newington Library 5K Challenge Race Description

Welcome to the 24th Annual 5K Race Challenge
to benefit the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington

 

What are the essential details?

  • When:  NEW DATE!! Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 9 AM
  • Where: Mill Pond Park & Garfield Street
  • Why:    Support the Board of Trustees to continue improvements within the Library 
  • Who:    Anyone and everyone! Kids and adults are welcome.
  • How:    Run or walk our flat, fast and certified course! 

Race Perks and Timing

  • Two-day Packet Pick-up:
    • Pick-up on Saturday October 2 - 10 AM - 3 PM
    • Pick-up bib on morning of race – 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
    • Note:  Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on October 1, 2021
  • Free dri-fit t-shirt for the first 250 registrants
  • Electronic Timing
  • Mile Markers and Water Stations
  • Pre-race warm-up at 8:45 AM led by a certified personal trainer
  • Post-race refreshments provided by Dunkin Donuts, Veggie World and
    Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library
  • Select vendors on-site *
  • Awards Ceremony  *
  • Free door prizes for all runners and walkers 
    (must submit your tear off bib # and be present to win *)
  • Race results will be posted onsite and online
  • All other details can be found on the  Library’s race page  

* We will continue to monitor health conditions to determine if the awards ceremony and prize drawing can be held safely. 

Sponsor Perks

  • Pre-race and Post-race stretching with a professional fitness trainer.
  • As a thank you to runners and walkers for supporting the library by entering this race, all race participants are entered in the post-race raffle but you must be present to win a raffle prize donated by local businesses. 
  • All participants will receive by USPS mail a 2021 Dining Partner Ticket valid at participating local restaurants.  Click here for more details. 

Armchair Participant Category:
Love the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, but can’t make it to the race?  Do you live out of town? 

We would love for you to support this event from the comfort of your home!  Simply select the Armchair Participant Option during the registration process.  Running is optional.  We will have an event t-shirt available for you to pick up at the Library during the two weeks after our race.   

Donate Option - Ready, Set, Go 2021 Giveaway
Individuals who want to support this event and decline a t-shirt can make a donation with 100% of the proceeds going to support the Library.  Everyone who donates in the Ready, Set, Go Giveaway will be entered in a drawing to be held on October 7th.  The Ready Set Go 2021 Giveaway offers all our supporters (not only racers and walkers but “wanna be” racers and walkers) an opportunity to enter the drawing for Virtual Door Prizes– we have the prizes from many local restaurants and businesses which we would like to share with you in exchange for your donation.     Donate now. 

Run for Free?
Read about our referral program incentives after you click the REGISTER button
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Fundraising 
Runners and walkers can make an additional one-time donation to support the Lucy Robbins Welles Library.  During the past year, library staff has come up creative ways to support the community.  Grab and Go Kits customized for children, teens and adults have been extremely popular.  The kits are free to the public but there is a purchase cost - the library pays for the supplies for this popular program.   This year Ready, Set, Go donations will help support the library and cover unexpected expenses to keep up with ongoing changes to keep you, our patrons and staff safe at the Library.  Consider making an additional donation to help us offset the unexpected expenses.  Runners who donate, in addition to their entry fee, will be entered in both drawings.   

Participants also have the option of creating a Fundraising Team to raise funds for this year’s campaign.  Details will be available as you complete the registration process. 

 


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    Newington Library 5K Challenge Where & When

  • Location: Newington, CT 06111
  • Race Date: 2021/10/03 09:00:00 AM (Sunday)
  • Categories:
    • Youth
    • General
    • Armchair Participant

Newington Library 5K Challenge Reviews

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4.5/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 4.5/5
Solid Race

A good 5K for PRS, it is mostly flat with one fair uphill which is met with an equal downhill a bit later in the course. Besides some quick turns which can slow you down a bit, it's a smooth all-road race which will allow to run some fast times. There is a clock at mile 1 and 2 to help with pacing. My PR on the course is a 16:50, hoping to grab the course record (like 15:40) sometime in the next few years!

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4.5/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 4.5/5
2017 Race Review
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Solid Race

A good 5K for PRS, it is mostly flat with one fair uphill which is met with an equal downhill a bit later in the course. Besides some quick turns which can slow you down a bit, it's a smooth all-road race which will allow to run some fast times. There is a clock at mile 1 and 2 to help with pacing. My PR on the course is a 16:50, hoping to grab the course record (like 15:40) sometime in the next few years!

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4/4 found this review helpful.
4.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2019 Race Review
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Maura

Well organized and fun community race with perks of t-shirt, post race food, and PT stretching table. Relatively flat course with mile marks, water stations and neighbors cheering you on. Proceeds go to a terrific organization!

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Newington, CT Weather

Newington Library 5K Challenge weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of October 3rd, Newington, CT can expect temperatures between 58℉ and 72℉ with humidity around 67% and precipitation of 0.16".
    Last year the weather condition was Sunny.
  • Newington, CT current weather
  • Clear 73.5℉ Clear

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