• July 22 • Citizens Bank 5K Summer Fun Run

July 22 • Citizens Bank 5K Summer Fun Run

Citizens Bank, City of Middletown, The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business District, YMCA and Oddfellows Playhouse are sponsoring a unique family oriented festival and road race.  The festival features Oddfellows street performers, ARTFARM’s Circus for a Fragile Planet, moonwalk and giant slide.  Throughout the event, music by Run for Cover and dancing entertainment will be provided.

Race Day Schedule: Citizens Bank, 225 Main St.
4:30 p.m.                Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration

6:30 p.m.                ½ Mile Kid’s Fun Run

6:45 p.m.                5K Road Race

7:00-8:00 p.m.       Post Race Celebration

7:30 p.m.               Awards

Tech T-shirts to the first 500 5K entrants.  The first 150 participants in the Kids Run will receive t-shirts. Showers will be available after the race at the Middlesex County YMCA.  All participants are invited to enjoy our post race snack, live music, street performers and awards ceremony.

Compete as an individual or as part of our Team Competition!

Pratt & Whitney Corporate Team Competition:

Winning team gets to display the Pratt & Whitney Team trophy until next year’s race.  Teams can be of unlimited size – three fastest runners determine team time. Team members must work for the organization.  Applications must be sent together with a team roster.

Urgent Ortho Healthcare Challenge:

Award for fastest team and individual participant. All entrants must work in the Healthcare industry. Teams can be of unlimited size – three fastest runners determine team time.

Legal Challenge:

Award for fastest courthouse team and individual participant. All entrants must be an employee of one of the district courthouses in the challenge. Teams are already pre-set.

School Team Club:

All entrants must attend the same school. Teams can be of unlimited size – three fastest runners determine team time.

Kids Race Kids can join the fun with this half-mile run on Main St. All finishers receive ribbons. Entry fees for Middletown residents in the Kids Race are waived courtesy of the Middletown Federation of Teachers. All children who enter will receive a complimentary single use pass for Kidcity Children’s Museum.

Awards Top three male & female finishers: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+ and Wheelchair.  The first male & female Middletown resident also receive awards.  All finishers of the Kids Run receive ribbons.

Race Benefits
Receiving donations from recent races were the Northern Middlesex Habitat for Humanity, the YMCA of Northern Middlesex County, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Mentor Program, Amazing Grace, Art Farm, Middlesex Bike Club, Kiwanis Club, Oddfellows Playhouse, and Warm the Children.

Race participants are asked to bring donations of school supplies (listed below) to benefit the Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents. Through Citizens Bank’s Gear for Grades program, supplies will be distributed to children in need throughout the state. All donors will be entered in a drawing for random prizes.

Supplies: Backpacks, Crayons, Erasers, Colored Pencils, Child-safe Scissors, Washable Markers, Spiral Notebooks, Rulers, Pencils/Pens, Pencil Boxes, Pocket Folders or Glue Sticks.

2014 Sponsors:

C & W Heating and Cooling, Inc., Center Plan Construction Company, Connecticut Light & Power, Community Health Center, Connecticut Underwriters, Cooper Capital Specialty Salvage, First & Last Tavern, Fortuna & Cartelli, PC Attorneys, Guilmartin, DiPiro, Sokolowski LLC, iluvabaloon, Jerry’s Pizza, Linda Bonaiuto-O’Hara Realtor- Team Leader for Linda’s Team, MiddleOak, Middletown Firefighters IAFF Local 1073, Middlesex Hospital, O’Rourke’s DinerWesleyn University.