Location: Simsbury, CT US 06070 Directions
Type: Run Only, Walk Only
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Event Time Price Details
5k Run
10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
1.5 Mile Walk
10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
7 Wescott Road
Simsbury, CT US 06070

This year, “My Best Friend” stands for people who have served us, either in the military or as first responders. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church has organized this race to raise funds for the Veteran’s Base Camp in Chaplin, CT. The camp is dedicated to providing residence and educational resources needed for Veterans and First Responders as they transition back to civilian life. More importantly, we will be creating awareness in our community about this new resource.

Starting and ending at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Simsbury, this 5k road race and 1.5 mile walk take advantage of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Since the race is mostly on the paved rails-to-trails path it is an easy course with very little traffic. 

The entry fee for the 5k is $20 (18 years and under) and $25 (over 18 years). For the 1.5 mile walk the fee is $10 (18 years and under) and $15 (over 18 years). For walkers under 8 years old there is no entry fee. 

Entry fees include a free tri-blend t-shirt  - sizes and quantities are not guarenteed, so sign-up early!

Electronic timing will be provided for all runners and walkers (8 years old and over).  

Medals for top runners in each division will be awarded. The divisions are Children (under 8), Junior Youth (8 - 14), Senior Youth (15 – 18), Young Adult (19-29), Thirties (30-39, Forties (40 – 49), Fifties (50 – 59), Sixties (60 – 69) and Seniors (70+). 

Additionally, each 5k and 1.5 mile participant that completes the course will be entered into a drawing for prizes. So, you don’t have to finish first – you just have to finish to be eligible to win!

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Course Map and 2016 Video