This festive family 5K tradition welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to celebrate the season as a community. The 5K winds through West Hartford neighborhoods, lined with homes decorated for the holidays and festive shop windows. Bring the kids to participate in the HMF FitKids run- a ½ mile or one mile dash to Blue Back Square. #MittenRun
Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for participants. Donations of new mittens, scarves or hats will be collected on race day. This year, we’re asking you to “stuff the mittens” with a small cash donation (checks also welcome and made payable to The Town That Cares Fund, a program of the Town of West Hartford’s Department of Human and Leisure Services.)
How to enter the Blue Back Mitten Run 5K
- Run 5km
- Run 0.5mi
Blue Back Mitten Run 5K routes
Course starts on Burr Street and ends on Isham Road near the gazebo in Blue Back Square. The course is a single loop along the residential streets of West Hartford with a mixture of flats and deceiving rolling hills.
Strollers are allowed on the course. Please line up at the rear of the starting area.
Blue Back Mitten Run 5K weather forecast
Clear throughout the day.
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