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Information for Participants

(Subject to change)

Pre-race Check-in (Packet Pick-Up)

Packets including bib and t-shirt can be picked up Friday March 29 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Gathering Ground Restaurant at 482 Spring St in Windsor Locks. Light snacks are available. You can help us expedite check-in by picking up your packet on Friday.  You don’t need to be present.  A friend can pick it up for you.

Skip the Check-in line on Saturday.

Race Day Check-in

Check-in opens at 8:00 am on Race Day, Saturday March 30, for those who did not check in on Friday.

Check-in on Race Day as soon as you arrive and receive your bib and t-shirt. If you did not register before March 1, your t-shirt size selection is first come first serve.

Race Schedule

The 10K starts at 10:00 am and the 5K Run and Walk a few minutes later. No walkers on the 10K course, please. No Pets on either course. The race officially ends at 11:30 am. Anyone still on the course must move to sidewalk.

Race Day Registration

All registration is on-line including Race Day. A QR code for your cell phone makes it simple. The code is posted on a sign near the check in area.  No phone? go to the registration table.

You must still check-in after registering.


Pick up your bib during check-in.  5K bibs are white on black, 10K bibs are white on red. The race photographers require that you attach your bib to the front of your upper body.

Change your Event

You may change your event (i.e.: 5K to 10K etc.) any time before check-in. You can do this on-line by accessing your registration on and clicking ‘Switch Event’.

Traffic and Parking

See the Race Route and Parking menu item on Runsignup\Race Info for details. There is parking at the High School, South School and at several off site lots.


Restrooms are available in the High School from 8:00 am to 12 noon.

Race Results or tne code

Preliminary results will be available in real time on Runsignup. Check the link  or the QR code displayed in the registration area.  We are also planning to send you an email message with your personal results shortly after you finish the race. All questions about the results are handled by the timer.


First, second and third place awards are given in male and female age divisions as follows: Overall, 10 and under, 11-13, 14-19, ten-year groups (20-29 etc.), 80 and over for the 5k and 10K events. 5K and 10K AWD events are gender and age neutral. There are Windsor Locks resident male and female Overall awards. Overall awards are based on gun time; all others are based on chip time.

Overall winners will be recognized in a brief ceremony. All other awards will be awarded as soon as the results are posted. Check your phone to learn if you earned an award.

All children 10 and under will receive a certificate. Get these certificates at the Awards table.


There is a professional photographer stationed along the race route and one at the finish line. They will try to get at least one picture of every runner. Please do not obscure or disrupt the photographers. Clear the finish line area as quickly as possible. Meet your friends outside the finish line area. Free individual photos will be available for download a day or two after the race.

There is a photo backdrop in front of the school for team, group and individual photos

Lost and Found

Contact the Race Director.


Water is available at two water stations along the race route. After the race, water and bananas are available for all the participants. Please use the waste containers provided.


For safety reasons, pets are not permitted on the race course.

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