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BL5K Race /Walk

$25 06/12 8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
500 spots left. Registration Opens April 26, 2021 at 12:00am EDT

BL5K Virtual Race/Walk

$10 Registration Opens April 26, 2021 at 10:58am EDT
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The Bill Landers' Building Bridges Memorial 5K Run/Walk is an annual event held in Glastonbury, Connecticut. The race is a sanctioned race that serves as a qualifier for the Manchester Road Race. The 13th annual event will have in-person and virtual  .options.  The in-person option will operate under modified conditions based on CDC restrictions. The in-person race will be modified if State of Connecticut restrictions change. In that case, participants will be given the opportunity to change to virtual race participation with a refund of difference in registration fee or given option of a full refund. 

With the Virtual option-You will be able to complete your race/walk anywhere that you choose indoors or outdoors. There are also virtual bibs and finisher certificates available to enhance your experience. You will have the opportunity to enter your completion time or simply that you finished your race-whichever you choose. You may use a treadmill or any of the track my run type applications to track your distance.

This event supports the Glastonbury Education Foundation’s ability to fund programs, projects and initiatives that elevate the educational experience of Glastonbury’s citizens, and The Bill Landers' Memorial Scholarships. The Bill Landers' Memorial Scholarships consist of two $1,000 scholarships awarded to a graduating male and a female student of Glastonbury High School. The recipients of the scholarships must be attending one of the schools in the Connecticut State University system, as Bill did.  Presenting sponsor for the race 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, as well as the local running community. Bill passed away in September of 2008 after battling cancer. He played varsity soccer for Glastonbury High School and was a member of the GHS class of 1983. Bill was a lifelong fan and supporter of the Tomahawks sports programs. He earned his college degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1987 and founded his own successful company, Xsellense, Inc. Bill was also a Hartwell youth soccer coach and remained an avid runner. Bill is survived by his wife, Dorie, and two children.

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In Person event instructions

For In -Person event

In order to comply with State guidelines, race day registration is NOT allowed, the maximum number of runners allowed is 500 (with runners starting in waves of no more than 50 people). No pets are permitted. Waves will begin every 5 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m. You must come to the start line no sooner than 10 minutes prior to the start time/wave you registered for. You will not be permitted to change your start time/wave nor may you come on the day of the race and enter another start time/wave. Within your start time/wave – there will be a rolling start.

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.

Once you have completed the race, please return to your vehicle and follow the signs to exit the parking lot. Results will be posted online upon completion of the race.


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