Bill Landers Building Bridges Memorial 5K Run/Walk hosted by Glastonbury Education Foundation & Presented by Melocowsky & Melocowsky Law Offices

Tue April 26 - Sat May 7
Youth registrations $15

BL5K In-Person Run/Walk

05/07 8:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
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In Person Race-Saturday May 7  Glastonbury Hubbard Green   8:30 am start


The Bill Landers Building Bridges Memorial 5K Run/Walk (or "BL5K") is an annual event held in Glastonbury, Connecticut.  The race is sanctioned, and serves as a qualifier for the Manchester Road Race.. The  in-person race will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Hubbard Green in Glastonbury.   Participants will start at 8:30 and run the traditional BL5K route, with bib chip timing. The 14th annual event will have in-person and virtual options in 2022 and virtual option closes Friday May 6, 2022.


Pre-race Bib pick up will be at soundRUNNER at 63 Hebron Ave in Glastonbury on Thursday and Friday May 5th and 6th from 10:30 am until 5:30pm.

Race parking is at Glastonbury High School  at 330 Hubbard St in Glastonbury

Race is Rain or Shine and there are no refunds.

Please note that we currently anticipate that the in-person race and virtual race will proceed as scheduled and without restrictions.  We ask that all participants remain flexible, and monitor their E-mail accounts for updates or further guidance as the race approaches.

This event is sponsored by the Glastonbury Education Foundation, and enhances the Foundation's ability to fund programs, projects and initiatives that elevate the educational experience of Glastonbury residents.  Each year, the Glastonbury Education Foundation awards two Bill Landers Memorial Scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, to two graduates of Glastonbury High School who will attend a public four-year state university in Connecticut, as Bill did.  The presenting sponsor for the 2022 Bill Landers Memorial Hybrid 5K Run/Walk is Melocowsky & Melocowsky Law Firm of Glastonbury. 



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About Bill Landers

Bill Landers was a member of the Board of Directors of the Glastonbury Education Foundation and a beloved member of the Glastonbury community who passed away in September 2008 after battling cancer. Bill played varsity soccer for Glastonbury High School, and graduated in 1983.  He earned his college degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1987 and founded his own successful company, Xsellense, Inc.  Bill was a lifelong fan and supporter of Glastonbury High sports programs, as well as a youth soccer coach in the Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club, and an avid runner.  Bill is survived by his wife, Dorie, and two children.

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In Person event instructions

Welcome! We are so glad that you could join us today.

For In-Person event

We will be using the single use bibs with chips. Please ensure the following in order to receive an accurate time:

Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
Race bib is pinned in all four corners
Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)
Please do NOT remove your number until you have gone completely through the finish line. Numbers are not interchangeable among runners. After you have crossed the finish line, continue moving to the edge of the roped off area. Each runner may cross the finish line only once with the chip. A runner who finishes and then goes back to the course to run with another runner (like a father who finishes and then goes back to run the last 1/2 mile with his son) should not cross the finish line again. If the runner crosses the finish line again, his/her first time will be disqualified and he/she will receive the latter time as their official time.



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