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Additional race information can be found at http://www.hitekracing.com/lastchanceforromance/.
Did you forget and/or mess up on Valentine's Day? Last year we gave you a SECOND CHANCE for Romance when we held this event the week after V-Day. THIS YEAR WE OFFER YOU THE LAST CHANCE for ROMANCE! SINCE this run is now the LAST weekend after V-Day in February! You can bring your partner, your spouse, your friend, a running buddy...or if you really messed up- just yourself! We just want you to join us.
We will have individual awards three deep in 7 age groups as well as 'partner/team' awards by age groups.
There will be GREAT FOOD FROM TACO LOCO in Bridgeport - hot soups, chilli, chips and salsa and fluids when you are done. The first 150 registered will receive great "LAST CHANCE FOR ROMANCE" commemorative mugs & the valentine candy that you earned by running!
We do not give shirts for this event (you get a special race mug) but there are awesome heather blend shirts that can be purchased from our online store on this platform.
Our 3 mile course is a simple loop with right hand turns. It starts downhill for most of the first mile. The second mile is pretty much flat and quiet. At the start of the third mile there is a good climb for about 3/10 mile (we like to be truthful). BUT that's followed by a flat section and then a solid 2/10 mile downhill as you fly down to our flat finish! Here is our course map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6765078
If you already have a running partner for the race, you can create a team (you can make up a creative name or just use your last names) and have your partner join it when he or she registers - it will make our job easier on race day! There may also be some folks that would like to partner on race day - you never know!
You can also run or walk this event as an individual- you do NOT need a partner. IF it is a spectacular day (weather wise) and there are any kids (6th grade and under only) we might add on a short distance, non competitive kids fun run.
We will have awards (medals, candy, or whatever fun things we can find) in some form for the men's and women's champion as well as three deep in eight age groups. Team awards are computed by adding the two ages together
PLEASE HELP US RECRUIT PARTICIPANTS! We need a minimum of 125 people to be able to have this event.
We also offer a VIRTUAL Run/Walk for those who can't be physically with us that day- but want to help support the Stratford Police Explorers. VIRTUAL registrants will get the commemorative mug, a run bib, and a finisher's certificate by mail (or you can pick up- we will send details).
Pre reg donation for the run, walk, & virtual event: $23 for 19 years & over $18 for 18 years & under.
Race day fees increase to $28 and $20 respectively.
Marty Schaivone, with 28 years of experience will coordinate this event. MS Running Productions directs & consults on more than 35 races in CT, including the MADD Dash & Turkey Trot in Stratford, Great Pumpkin in Trumbull & the Colony Grill Hot Oil & Bigelow Tea Community Challenge in Fairfield. Contact Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org and see the 2018 schedule at www.hitekracing.com/msrunning.