2023 Black Dog Road Race

Sun October 29, 2023 Meriden, CT 06451 US Directions



9:00AM EDT


9:00AM EDT

Kids Fun Run

8:45AM EDT


Hubbard Park
999 West Main Street
Meriden, CT US 06451


Black Dog Road Race 5K - 10K - Kids Fun Run

The Legend of the Hanging Hills Black Dog has been around for over 100 years. A mysterious black dog that has been spotted countless times and is said to bring good luck, bad luck, and even death! The Black Dog awaits

Join us this Halloween weekend at Hubbard Park in Meriden, CT for the return of the Black Dog Road Race!

5K: An out and back course that runs along the beautiful Merimere Reservoir. It has some rolling hills throughout the course! 

10K: One of the most challenging 10K's in Connecticut! 6.2 miles, out and back from Hubbard Park to Castle Craig! Over 750 ft of elevation in the first 3.1 miles!

Free Kids Fun Run: Kids will run, jog, and walk the small loop (road) around the playscape and main parking lot area. About 4/10ths of a mile in distance. 


Running for a Purpose and Our Community

This year, proceeds collected from the Black Dog Road Race will benefit local Mental Health programs that focus on helping our youth and families.

Entry Fees
  • 10K
    • Now - 8/11/2023 - $15
    • Before 10/8/2023 - $25
    • Before 10/27/2023 - $30
    • Race Day: $40
  • 5K
    • Now - 8/11/2023 - $10
    • Before 10/8/2023 - $20
    • Before 10/27/2023 - $25
    • Race Day: $30
  • Kids Fun Run - Free!
Event Schedule
  • Race day check in opens at 7:30 am
  • 10K and 5K start - 9:00am
  • Kids Fun Run - 8:45am
  • Awards & Refreshments to Conclude!
Age Group Awards
  • Top 3 male and female overall winners
  • Top male and female in age groups:
    • 14 & Under
    • 15 - 19
    • 20 - 29
    • 30 - 39
    • 40 - 49
    • 50 - 59
    • 60 - 69
    • 70+


Costume Contest Award:

To celebrate Halloween, we invite our participants to dress up in their favorite family friendly costumes!

Costume Winners will be announced at our awards ceremony following the race!



Course Maps

10K Course Map

5K Course Map

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Black Dog Artwork Created by Meriden's Own - Justin Piccirillo!

Presented by the Meriden Running Club & Meriden Parks and Recreation


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