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APK (Capt Andrew Pedersen-Keel) 5K

Sat November 3, 2018 Guilford, CT US 06437 Directions


10:00AM EDT


10:00AM EDT

Fun Run

9:30AM EDT
Guilford Fair Ground
Lovers Ln
Guilford, CT US 06437

This is the 5th Annual APK 5K Run/Ruck/Walk and kids fun run in memory of Capt Andrew Pedersen-Keel. All proceeds of this year’s race will benefit the Special Forces Charitable Trust, Fisher House - West Haven, The APK Endowment Fund (Madison and Guilford Foundations), Spike's K9 Fund and Wounded Warriors Family Support.

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, there is also a 5K Ruck/Walk and a Kids Fun Run.

We are also pleased to announce that the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Display Team known as The Black Daggers are scheduled to be “dropping in” during this year's APK 5K Ruck/Walk event. The exact details as to their arrival time have not yet been confirmed in part because their appearance will subject to the weather on race day.

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

Event Schedule

  • Advance packet pickup. soundRUNNER, Branford Friday Nov 2, 2018 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 - 5K Ruck/Walk start

Entry Fees

  • 5K Run - $25 ($30 from 7/23/2018, then $35 on race day)
  • 5K Ruck/Walk - $25 ($30 from 7/23/2018, 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 - 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/Walk 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall finishers 5K Ruck March/Walk 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

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