Beginner Friendly Running Events in Connecticut

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JUN15
Summer Blaze 5K Run/Walk for a Cause
Hamden, CT, United States

Get ready for the Third Annual Summer Blaze 5K Run/Walk for a cause. Enjoy a day filled with music and refreshments while benefiting a great cause!! Come out to Run and Walk with family and friends.

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Summer Blaze 5K Run/Walk for a Cause

Hamden, CT, USAView event
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Get ready for the Third Annual Summer Blaze 5K Run/Walk for a cause. Enjoy a day filled with music and refreshments while benefiting a great cause!! Come out to Run and Walk with family and friends.

$20
Summer Blaze 5K Run/Walk for a Cause
JUN29
Papa Witt 5K
Carmel Hamlet, NY, United States

In honor of our father, Howard Witt, who passed away from Stage 4 Liver Cancer on May 27th, 2017, we will be hosting the 3rd Annual Papa Witt 5K! This race is for families, fun and people of all ages. Proceeds will be going to a local cancer foundation.

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Papa Witt 5K

919 NY-52, Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512, USAView event
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In honor of our father, Howard Witt, who passed away from Stage 4 Liver Cancer on May 27th, 2017, we will be hosting the 3rd Annual Papa Witt 5K! This race is for families, fun and people of all ages. Proceeds will be going to a local cancer foundation.

$25
Papa Witt 5K
JUL13
Run For Ryan Memorial 5K Trail Race
Killingly, CT, United States

This is a family friendly 5K Run/Walk event in honor of Ryan French. Ryan was a resident of Thompson and a student in the Ag-Ed Program at Killingly High School. While at KHS, Ryan was a 3-year Varsity runner in Cross Country, 2-year Varsity runner in Outdoor Track, an ECC All-Star in both sports, and a Scholar Athlete. Ryan had a significant impact on the people around him, both young and old alike. The proceeds from this race will be going into the Ryan French Memorial Scholarship Fund which provides Scholarships to well deserving Killingly Ag-Ed Seniors going onto higher education.

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Run For Ryan Memorial 5K Trail Race

Owen Bell Park, 580 Hartford Pike, Dayville, CT 06241, USAView event
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This is a family friendly 5K Run/Walk event in honor of Ryan French. Ryan was a resident of Thompson and a student in the Ag-Ed Program at Killingly High School. While at KHS, Ryan was a 3-year Varsity runner in Cross Country, 2-year Varsity runner in Outdoor Track, an ECC All-Star in both sports, and a Scholar Athlete. Ryan had a significant impact on the people around him, both young and old alike. The proceeds from this race will be going into the Ryan French Memorial Scholarship Fund which provides Scholarships to well deserving Killingly Ag-Ed Seniors going onto higher education.

Free - $20
Run For Ryan Memorial 5K Trail Race
JUL21
iWarriors 5K Freedom Run/Walk
Plainfield, CT, United States

Westminster Tool is proud to sponsor the annual iWarriors Freedom Run/Walk 5K! A challenging and beautiful course in northeast CT. All proceeds go to iWarriors providing iPads to severely injured members of our armed forces to aid in recovery and communicating with loved ones while recovering.

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iWarriors 5K Freedom Run/Walk

Plainfield, CT, USAView event
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Westminster Tool is proud to sponsor the annual iWarriors Freedom Run/Walk 5K! A challenging and beautiful course in northeast CT. All proceeds go to iWarriors providing iPads to severely injured members of our armed forces to aid in recovery and communicating with loved ones while recovering.

$25
iWarriors 5K Freedom Run/Walk
JUL26
Trumbull Rotary Sunset Run
Trumbull, CT, United States

This premiere event brings out family and friends of all ages, and is a great way to bring our community together while raising funds that are channeled back into our community.

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Trumbull Rotary Sunset Run

Twin Brooks Park, Brock St, Trumbull, CT 06611, USAView event
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This premiere event brings out family and friends of all ages, and is a great way to bring our community together while raising funds that are channeled back into our community.

Free - $25
Trumbull Rotary Sunset Run
JUL27
Woodmont 5K
Milford, CT, United States

Race at Trubee Doolittle Park!

SAME GREAT POST RACE FOOD. PLUS NEW PANCAKE STATION!

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Woodmont 5K

Trubee Doolittle Park, Milford, CT 06460, USAView event
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Race at Trubee Doolittle Park!

SAME GREAT POST RACE FOOD. PLUS NEW PANCAKE STATION!

$22
Woodmont 5K
SEP8
ELIH 5K
Orient, NY, United States

Join us on the track to recovery to benefit ELIH Behavioral Health Services, Quannacut Inpatient & Outpatient Addiction Programs, and Inpatient Adult Psychiatry Program.

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ELIH 5K

Orient Beach, Orient Beach, Orient, NY 11957, USAView event
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Join us on the track to recovery to benefit ELIH Behavioral Health Services, Quannacut Inpatient & Outpatient Addiction Programs, and Inpatient Adult Psychiatry Program.

Free - $30
ELIH 5K
SEP14
Floyd’s 5K Run or Walk
Northford, CT, United States

The original PoCo Fest 5K was created by Floyd Parness in 2009. Coach Floyd was a beloved and respected coach in North Branford for over three decades. This will be the 3rd annual Floyd's 5K cross country race & fun run, an event in which we will celebrate the life and spirit that Floyd brought to his athletes & community. These events are a testimony to Floyd and the lasting effect he had on kids and adults alike. The committee dedicates many hours to put this together and is lead by his three children Jennifer, Todd and Dave. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Floyd Parness Scholarship Fund. Each May, two North Branford seniors will receive the scholarships. These students have run indoor track, outdoor track and/or cross country, the sports in which Floyd coached. They exhibit traits which Floyd felt so strongly about including heart, dedication and perseverance.

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Floyd’s 5K Run or Walk

J Defrancesco & Son Inc, 336 Forest Rd, Northford, CT 06472, USAView event
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From the organiser

The original PoCo Fest 5K was created by Floyd Parness in 2009. Coach Floyd was a beloved and respected coach in North Branford for over three decades. This will be the 3rd annual Floyd's 5K cross country race & fun run, an event in which we will celebrate the life and spirit that Floyd brought to his athletes & community. These events are a testimony to Floyd and the lasting effect he had on kids and adults alike. The committee dedicates many hours to put this together and is lead by his three children Jennifer, Todd and Dave. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Floyd Parness Scholarship Fund. Each May, two North Branford seniors will receive the scholarships. These students have run indoor track, outdoor track and/or cross country, the sports in which Floyd coached. They exhibit traits which Floyd felt so strongly about including heart, dedication and perseverance.

$10 - $25
Floyd’s 5K Run or Walk
SEP22
Miles for a Mission 5K Run/Walk
Stamford, CT, United States

Join us for the 7th Annual Miles for a Mission Race and Dogapalooza on Sunday, September 22, 2019! Enjoy a beautiful USATF certified North Stamford 5K course, and combine fitness and fun while raising money for a great cause.

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Miles for a Mission 5K Run/Walk

2810 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903, USAView event
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Join us for the 7th Annual Miles for a Mission Race and Dogapalooza on Sunday, September 22, 2019! Enjoy a beautiful USATF certified North Stamford 5K course, and combine fitness and fun while raising money for a great cause.

$25
Miles for a Mission 5K Run/Walk
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

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To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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