Newington Library 5K Challenge

Join us on 05/15/2022

(race date estimated)

Newington Library 5K Challenge Race Description

 

Welcome to the 25th Annual 5K Road Race Challenge

to benefit the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington 

            25th Anniversary  

What are the essential details?

  • When:  Sunday, May 15, 2022 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 May 14 - 10 AM - 2 PM
    • Pick-up bib on morning of race – 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
    • Note:  Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022
      Adult registration fees increase to $30 after online registration closes

  • Free dri-fit t-shirt for the first 250 registrants
  • Free 25th Anniversary Bottle from Avery's Beverages of New Britain 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, LesserEvil Snacks 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 stretching with a professional fitness trainer from Newington's Revolution Sports Club.
  • 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 a 2022 Dining Partner Ticket valid at participating restaurants.  Pick up your ticket at Packet Pickup on Saturday or post-race on Sunday at the Food Tent.  Click here for more details. 
  • Free admission on race day to the Newington Kiwanis Big K Flea Market (located at Market Square and only 1/2 mile from the library) – show your bib number! 

Perks for Newington's Food Bank

Help us help the Newington community by supporting a Paper Drive for Newington’s Food Bank.  Bins will be available to collect toilet paper, paper towels, plastic wrap, tin foil and dryer sheets for Newington residents facing financial hardship.  Please give generously.  

Special Guest in 2022:
Joining the race this year is Special Guest Bill Rodgers.  Bill is a former Newington resident, a former proud member of the NHS Cross Country team, 4-time winner of both the Boston Marathon and NYC Marathon, the year's top-ranked marathoner in the world three times, and a supporter of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library.  He will be available after the race to sign copies of his book “Marathon Man”.  
 
Perks for 2021 Runners:

  • Newington Life shared photographs taken at the October 2021 race - you can view them on the Library's race webpage.
  • A video was taken at the 2021 Finish Line courtesy of the timer - Platt Systems. It runs for almost 14 minutes and can be viewed below.   

Virtual 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 Virtual 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. 

RUN FOR FREE!

Read about our Referral Program incentives after you click the REGISTER button.

Fundraising

Every year the Board of Trustees and the Library Director do a walk-through of the facility to determine the area of greatest need. Recently, the Board identified various projects for 2022-2023 to be considered and will thoughtfully allocate funds from the race to the selected projects. Since the Trustees do not have an income base, the race is the primary funding vehicle for unrestricted monies that cover significant expenses (i.e., projects) for the Board not covered by the Town’s budget.

In the past, proceeds from the race have been spent to refurbish the quiet study area, the teen area, the Lienhard meeting room, the Children’s Department and even for the purchase of land for the eventual Library Expansion. Your secure, online tax-deductible donation to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library will help maintain our treasured institution for many years to come. Please go an extra mile by donating today.

 

 

 



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    Newington Library 5K Challenge Where & When

  • Location: Newington, CT 06111
  • Race Date: 2022/05/15 09:00:00 AM (Sunday)
  • Categories:
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Newington Library 5K Challenge Reviews

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Most Helpful Review
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!

Thomas D. 4/4 found this review helpful.

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4.5/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 4.5/5
2017 Race Review
Review On:2017-10-22 22:02:45
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!

Thomas D. has attended 5+ times
4/4 found this review helpful.
4.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2019 Race Review
Review On:2019-02-06 09:31:18
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!

Maura S. has attended 5+ times
2/2 found this review helpful.
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Newington, CT Weather

Newington Library 5K Challenge weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of May 15th, 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 66.8℉ Clear

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