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APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL ROAD RACES

2020 - We're going virtual

Run anytime and run anywhere between

Friday, October 2nd and Monday, October 12th 

 

YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  WE HAVE ANSWERS!

 

WHY IS THE APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL ROAD RACES GOING VIRTUAL?

Great question to start off!  As you have probably heard, the Apple Harvest Festival has been cancelled due to challenges and limitations created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We want to make sure we do our best to keep everyone safe and healthy which lead us to create a virtual opportunity that folks can still participate in our 41st Apple Harvest Festival Road Race.

 

WHAT EVENTS CAN I PARTICIPATE IN?

We have brought back three of our main traditional events as well as tweaked another event.  Our four options are:

  • Our class 5 Mile event
  • Our very popular 5K event
  • Our healthy 2 Mile Walk
  • Expanded and enhanced 1-Mile Run for elementary age children

 

WHEN CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Anytime between Friday, October 2nd and Monday October 12th

 

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

There are two ways to sign up

GO THIS THIS ON-LINE LINK

FILL OUT THIS FORM AND RETURN TO SOUTHINGTON COMMUNITY YMCA

 

WHERE CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Any where  - which means any town and any state.  You can run on the roads, linear trail, woods, etc.  We ask and encourage everyone to participate in a safe manner while practicing social distancing.  We also ask and encourage adult supervision for children participating.

On an ongoing basis, the Y will add 1 mile, 5K, and 5 mile course opportunities to our race webpage.  

 

DO I HAVE TO RUN?

The beauty of the virtual exprience is that provides for lots of flexibility.  Feel free to run, walk or hike these events.

 

WHAT DO I GET FOR PARTICIPATING?

The first 1,000 registered in this year's Apple Harvest Festival Road Races will a specially designed T-shirt.  All participants will receive a specially designed bib and finisher's certificate.

 

HOW DO I GET MY T-SHIRT AND BIB?

T-shirts and bibs can be picked up at the Southington Community YMCA starting on Wednesday, September 30th through Monday October 12th.  The Y's hours of operation are Monday through Friday, (5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.) Saturday (8:00 a.m. - Noon)  Closed on Sundays.

The address for the Y is 29 High Street, Southington, CT  06489 

The first 1,000 to register, get a t-shirt, but to ensure you get the right size please attend packet pick up as soon as possible beginning on Wednesday, September 30th. The later you pick up your packet the less likely it is that your size will still be available so please come early.

 

CAN I PICK UP OTHERS T-SHIRT AND BIB?

Yes you can anytime between Wednesday, September 30th through Monday October 12th.  The Y's hours of operation are Monday through Friday, (5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.) Saturday (8:00 a.m. - Noon)  Closed on Sundays.

 

ARE THERE AWARDS?

Yes - we have age category awards for both the 5 Mile and 5K events.

The top three men and women will receive awards in these age categories: 7-10, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 plus

The fastest male and female finisher in the 5 Mile event will receive the Dave Gworek Memorial Award.

The top three boys and girls finishers in the Y CUP from Southington and Cheshire will receive medals.

 

HOW DO I RECORD MY TIME?

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In order to be considered for awards, times must be recorded before midnight, Tuesday, October 13th 

The Y CUP recording will be on the honor system.  With adult supervision, times will be sent to Race Director John Myers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before midnight on Tuesday, October 13th 

Race winners will be announced by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 14th 

 

ARE COMMUNITY TEAMS PARTICIPATING THIS YEAR?

Yes, we're thrilled to have Team Lauryn (in honor/memory of Lisa Ossola), Team SMSAA (supporting Southington /Middle School Athletic Association) and new Team Tyler (in honor/memory of Tyler Chamberland) joining us this year.  Team Adam & Jim (in honor/memory of Adam Levin and Jim Maffiolini) is unable to join us this year but will return in 2021.

More details can be found on TEAM LAURYN, TEAM SMSAA, TEAM TYLER, and TEAM ADAM & JIM tabs on the race webpage

 

 

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LITTLE FRITTER FUN RUNS?

Due to the challenges aand limitations created by the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to provide this annual popular event for our youngest runners.   Children in elementary age grades may participate in the Y CUP 1-Mile Run

 

WHERE CAN I FIND RESULTS AND PICTURES FROM THE APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL ROAD RACE?

Both can be found on our race webpage:  under the tabs:  PAST RACE PICTURES AND PAST RACE RESULTS.

 

WHERE DO THE PROCEEDS FROM THE APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL ROAD RACE GO?

The Y will use proceeds from the 2020 Apple Harvest Festival Roads Races to support individuals and families impacted by unforeseen challenges created from the COVID-19 pandemic