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• September 29 • Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet
Do you have what it takes to Run the Gauntlet?
Join us on Hammonasset Beach State Park on September 29th!
9 am start 10 am start 11 am start
Limited to 1,000 participants – there will be three heats of the race. If registering with friends please make sure you all sign up for the same heat!
Packet Pick-Up: Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28 at Trailblazer Branford (1004 Main Street) 10am – 6pm.
7:30am-10am – Packet pick-up and late registration
8:00am-11:30am – Live music from Timepiece
9:00am – First heat starts
9:00am – Post-race beach party with live entertainment
10:00am – Second heat starts
11:00 am – Third heat starts
12:15pm – 5K awards ceremony
Event will be held rain or shine.
Run the Gauntlet will be run on the beach at Hammonasset Beach State Park. About 1 mile of the race will be run on the beach. Some areas of the course will be run in the water. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing and remember to bring a change of clothes for the post-race party. Make sure you bring a towel to dry off after the race.
Cold showers will be available after the event for all participants. Towels will not be provided.
Parking for the event is free. Head towards West Beach upon entering the park and follow the signs to the race start.
Spectators are encouraged. Spectators will be able to view the race at the beginning of the course, take a short walk to the beach to see participants at the 2 mile mark and then walk back to see everyone finish.
Food and beer for participants is free. Spectators will be allowed to purchase food for $10. Food includes hotdogs, hamburgers, cole slaw, macaroni salad and potato salad. Everyone of age will receive 2 complimentary beer tickets after they finish the race. You must have your bib present to receive your complimentary beer tickets.
Times will be combined after both heats have been run. Runners from the first heat who do not wish to stick around for the awards can claim their prizes during the week. Unclaimed awards will be mailed. Awards given for top three 5K finishers in each age division and an award for best costume!
For more information contact Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-481-5933.
Race proceeds benefit Shoreline Greenway Trail, an all-volunteer, 501 © (3) nonprofit organization focused on creating a non-motorized continuous trail on the Connecticut shoreline for people of all ages to enjoy.
Their mission is to create a multi-use continuous trail spanning 25-miles from Lighthouse Point on New Haven Harbor to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison that is environmentally sensitive, land appropriate and landowner approved. The Trail will connect with village centers, parks, railroad stations, schools and other trails in the four towns of East Haven, Branford, Guilford and Madison, in order to preserve and enhance the livability of each town, and help improve the well-being of people of all ages who love the outdoors- including bicyclists, runners, walkers, baby carriage pushers, and cross-country skiers.