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Events

Steam Train Half Marathon

$75 10:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after February 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Steam Train two-person Relay (per each Member)

$65 10:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after February 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Steam Train Virtual Half Marathon

$40 Registration ends April 13, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Steam Train Virtual Half Marathon for CHR Employees

$25 Registration ends April 13, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

PRESENTED BY CHR

Community Health Resources (CHR) is Connecticut’s most comprehensive, non-profit behavioral health provider serving adults, children and families whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction or trauma.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.chrhealth.org/steam-train-half-marathon/.

Place

Essex Steam Train
1 Railroad Ave
Essex, CT US 06426

Description

Race Against the Train

The Steam Train Half Marathon and 2-person relay is the only road race in the country where runners try to outrun a century-old Steam Train. Friends and family members board the train at the start and leave the station at the race start. They will head to Deep River Landing to cheer on runners at the halfway point before both Train and runners return to the station and the finish line. Who will get there first?

Proceeds will benefit Community Health Resources (CHR), an essential behavioral healthcare provider, as well as three local nonprofits: the Essex Public Library in Essex, the Deep River Fire Department, and The Nest Coffee House / A Little Compassion Inc. 

Race Information

Race Day Schedule

  • 8:30am: Day-of check-in begins
  • 10am: Race kicks off
  • 11:15am: Relay exchange at Deep River Landing
  • 12pm: After-Party begins at Surfridge Brewing Company (6 Main Street, Building 3, Essex)
  • 12:30pm: Awards Ceremony

Early Packet Pickup

Friday, April 12, 11am-1pm at Marathon Sports Old Saybrook (238 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475)

Special Rate for CHR Employees 

Register for the Virtual Half Marathon for only $25. Registration includes a t-shirt, bib, and finishers medal. 

Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities

Learn more about our sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. With any questions, please contact Eliza Patterson, Development and Communications Manager of CHR, at epatterson@chrhealth.org.

POST-RACE FESTIVITIES

After-Party at Surfridge Brewing Company 

Time: 12pm
Location: 6 Main Street, Building 3, Essex (next door to the Essex Steam Train)
Parking: Following the race, we request that anyone staying for the after-party move their cars next door to Surfridge Brewing Company (the Witch Hazel Works Factory lot). 

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