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COVID-19 has caused a dramatic hit to small business in Connecticut, especially our local restaurants, breweries, and wineries. These establishments depend on consumers to visit and dine-in/drink onsite as a large part of their income. Even with takeout options available, much of the public is not supporting local businesses due to the health concerns associated with COVID-19 (which is a legitimate reason). This will lead to our favorite local eat and drink destinations to lose a lot of money, especially when it comes to loss of perishable food and fresh beer/wine.
That is why this virtual race has been put together. The details are very simple. The entry fee to participate is $20. Each participant will track their own race (run, walk, run/walk) and submit their final result via a photo of their smartwatch, phone app, or even a picture of their treadmill. At the end, results will be tallied and posted, and each participant will receive a certificate of completion with their results. Each participant will also receive a raffle number. All of the race entry funds will be used to buy gift cards to local restaurants/breweries/wineries, and all of the raffle tickets will be used to win the gift cards from local restaurants. This helps our local businesses get income in their pockets during this time of financial need, and helps the public keep active and help local small business in the process.
Registration EXTENDED UNTIL May 16th. Participants will have from April 1st until Memorial Day to complete their virtual run and submit their results. Shortly after, once results are tallied, there will be a live stream of the raffle ticket pulls on Facebook. Winners will have their gift cards mailed to them 1-2 weeks after the end of the contest.
Thank you for supporting local small business, and please message with any questions about the event.
WAIVER: I know that running a road race is potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road and sidewalks, and all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or roller blades, and animals are not allowed in the race and I will abide by all race rules. Personal music players are allowed at the runner’s own risk. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the race director, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.
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