Newington Library 5K Challenge

Join us on 05/19/2024

(race date estimated)

Newington Library 5K Challenge Race Description

Welcome to the 27th Annual 5K Road Race Challenge
to benefit the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington CT

This is a flat, fast and certified course.  
The first 200 registrants receive a dri-fit t-shirt. 
We encourage runners to stay for the awards ceremony and the drawing for many free door prizes after the race. 

What are the essential details?

  • When: Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 9 AM
  • Where: Millpond Park & Garfield Street
  • Why:   Help us raise funds to maintain the Library's charm and elegance
  • Who:   Anyone and everyone! Kids and adults are welcome.
  • How:   Run or walk our flat, fast and certified course! 
  • Two pick up options: Saturday prior to the race between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Library and on the morning of race – pickup up opens at 7:45 AM
  • Free dri-fit t-shirt for the first 200 registrants 
  • New Favorite:  A Little Readers Sprint at 9:45 a.m. for kids between ages 2 and 5 (must be accompanied by a registered runner/walker - complimentary online registration).  The entry fee for children in the Little Readers Sprint is $10. The fee is waived for any child whose parent/escort is a registered race participant. Parents/escorts accompanying their children may also run for free. All children must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian to participate. Waivers are signed during the registration process. Register online or register in person on race day. All Little Readers will receive a finisher’s medal and fun swag.

Race Perks and Timing

  •  Electronic Timing
  • Mile Markers and Water Stations
  • Pre-race warm-up at 8:45 AM
  • Post-race refreshments provided by the Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library and Kingston Wealth Management (our 2024 Hospitality Sponsor)
  • Select vendors on site
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Free raffle drawings for all runners and walkers (must submit your tear off bib # and be present to win)
  • All participants will receive a 2024 Dining Partner Ticket valid at participating restaurants. Click here for more details.
  • Race results will be posted onsite and online
  • All other details can be found on the Library’s race page

Helping the Community:  Runners, walkers and guests are invited to once again support a Paper Drive to benefit Newington's Human Services Department.  Details will be shared with all registered runners before the race.  email and on the Library's race page. 


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    Newington Library 5K Challenge Where & When

  • Location: Newington, CT 06111
  • Race Date: 2024/05/19 09:00:00 AM (Sunday)
  • Categories:
    • Youth
    • General
    • Virtual Participant
    • Little Readers Sprint
    • Little Readers Sprint (without adult paid entry)


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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. 6/6 found this review helpful.

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
6/6 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
3/3 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 19th, 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 60.8℉ Clear

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