APK (Capt Andrew Pedersen-Keel) 5K

Sat November 2, 2019 Guilford, CT US 06437 Directions


$30 10:00AM EDT Registration ends October 31, 2019 at 8:00pm EDT


$30 10:00AM EDT Registration ends October 31, 2019 at 8:00pm EDT

Fun Run

$10 9:30AM EDT Registration ends October 31, 2019 at 8:00pm EDT
Guilford Fair Ground
Lovers Ln
Guilford, CT US 06437

This is the 6th Annual APK 5K Run/Walk & Ruck and Kids Fun Run in memory of Capt Andrew Pedersen-Keel. All proceeds of this year’s race will benefit the APK Direct Assistance Fund, the APK Endowment Fund with the Madison and Guilford Foundations, Special Forces Charitable Trust and Spike's K9 Fund.

The race will start and finish at Guilford Fairground and follows a certified, picturesque route. Access to the fairground is free and there will be plenty of opportunities for spectators to watch participants. Besides a 5K Run/Walk, there is also a 5K Ruck and a Kids Fun Run.

Long sleeved t-shirt to all run/walk and ruck participants and short sleeve shirt for kids (Limited to first 500 registrations. Sizes will be subject to availability)

Alternatively, if you want to support the event but cannot join us on race day in Guilford, how about participating in our Virtual Run / Ruck? Full details can be found here.

Event Descriptions

  • 5K - A classic 5K run / walk road race. Awards will be given to overall and age group winners, but the event also welcomes less competitive recreational participants.
  • Ruck March - Following the same route as the 5K Run/Walk, Ruck participants are expected to complete the course wearing a backpack containing a selection of items listed below.

Event Schedule

  • Advance packet pickup. soundRUNNER, Branford Friday Nov 1, 2019 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Race day - 08:00 am Registration Opens
  • Race day - 09:30 am Kids Fun Run
  • Race day - 10:00 am 5K Run/Walk - 5K Ruck start

Entry Fees

  • 5K Run/Walk - $30, then $35 on race day
  • 5K Ruck - $30, then $35 on race day
  • Kids Fun Run - $10 

Please note: Attention Ruck Sack March participants!

Please bring a backpack with non-perishable food items with the following recommendations: for participants 150 lbs. and under – 10 lbs.; for participants over 150 lbs. – 20 lbs. The food donations shall be distributed to the Madison Food Pantry, The Guilford Food Pantry and The St George Food Pantry after the challenge.


Food Requests:

  • Coffee/Tea
  • Canned Soup
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly – in plastic containers
  • Baked Beans
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Granola Bars
  • Pasta
  • Juice – in plastic containers
  • Cereal


  • 5K Run/Walk - 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female finishers Challenge coins for age group winners, (Under 13, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+)
  • 5K Ruck March 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall finishers 5K Ruck March 1st overall team/unit will receive a plaque with their name engraved . The plaque will remain in their possession until next year's Ruck March.

No rain date, entry fees are non-refundable.

The APK 5K is part of the soundRUNNER CT Race Series

Want to support our event but can't be in Guilford on race day? Sign up for our Virtual Ruck March here.


Note: Run / walk and ruck participants follow the same course route.

Race Contact Info

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