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The Weston Kiwanis Club welcomes you To the Reservoir Run Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun Run. Our events, now in their sixth year hosted by the Kiwanis Club, have earned a solid reputation for their organization, give aways, attention to details and friendliness. As for the courses- we thank Mother Nature for them!
All events start and finish at one of the USA's Blue Ribbon Schools- Weston High. Many volunteers will be on hand to guide you thru your day and running adventures. Both events are bib-chip timed by Startline Race Services. The 5K starts promptly at 8:30am followed by the classic Half Marathon distance at 8:40am (If you believe your half marathon journey will take over three hours we can arrange for an early start.) Our half marathon course will be closing in three hours. Please email our Race Director Marty Schaivone for early start details - email@example.com
Although roads are not closed both courses are well maintained and protected by the Weston Police and many volunteers. The 5K course has some rolling hills and one water stop. It's a simple loop course on quiet roads and all miles are marked. Course map link: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6945597
The challenging Half Marathon course has numerous water stops, great directional signage, and all miles are marked. There's terrific Autumn scenery to keep you relaxed and 'occupied'! In the first half of the course you'll travel on rolling hills along the border of the Saugatuck Reservoir. After running past the Reservoir dam you'll fly downhill for over a half mile along the Saugatuck River and the area known as 'Devils Den'. Next you'll enjoy a long stretch of flat road, still along the river. You'll pass some of the stately homes historic Weston is known for. The last two miles will test your endurance as you work your way back up to Weston High where you'll receive your well earned finishers medal.
COURSE UPDATE!!! CT DOT road construction is still continuing on Rte 57 -but our Half Marathon course map will be very similar to the original course we used in our first two years! Thru the cooperation of the DOT & local police there will be a protected lane on Weston Rd for Runners to travel up mile 12. Get ready to ‘attack the Beast!’
Once you have finished your race you'll go back to the cafeteria and be treated to a terrific variety of foods (many of them homemade by the Kiwanians) and fluids. There will be entertainment while you eat, relax, rehydrate and get ready for the awards and raffle. Don't leave - you must be present to win great gifts.
Awards will be presented asap after the 5K finish and then later, after the majority of the Half finishers are in. To be fair we do need to wait so that all age groups are represented. Overall male and female champions in both races receive awards & are removed from their age groups. Only the 5K has age divisions 9 & under, and 10-13. BOTH 5K & Half Marathon events then have age groups 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+
T-shirt size is guaranteed thru midnight October 12. After that date will be as available. Shirt ordering and printing must be done in advance to insure completion in time for distribution.
There is ample parking and a warm gym for late registration and pre-reg pickup starting at 7 am.
Proceeds from the Reservoir Run Half Marathon will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank Kids’ BackPack Program that provides weekend meals to more than 3,300 children who are at risk of hunger when not in school.
The 5K proceeds are donated to the Weston Boosters Club to support school athletics.
Our event has a great reputation with plenty of give always, drifit shirts, a variety of post race food, & prizes. Register early to save money and guarantee shirt sizing & swag.
Half Marathon Early bird until June 14- $45; July 15 to Sept 15- $50; Sept 16 to Oct 24- $60. Race wkd- $65 Half marathon participants must be 14 and older
5K - until Sept 15- $25, Sept 16 to Oct 24- $30 BOTH RACES HAVE LOWER FEES for 18 & UNDER.
If you have a guaranteed group of ten or more please contact our race director Marty Schaivone for special pricing.
Please contact our event Co-founder Phyllis Gary for Sponsor, Partner and Volunteer Info: THERESERVOIRRUN@GMAIL.COM We would truly appreciate your help to find sponsors at any level, financial and "in kind", to enhance our event and donations.
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Thanks to our generous sponsors, partners, the Town of Weston and our participants- over $150,000 of net proceeds have been donated to charities in our state.
Proceeds of the Half Marathon support the CT Food Bank Backpack program of the Connecticut Food Bank. This charity provides six meals and two snacks in the backpacks for 600 students on Friday afternoons. The program insures that the children will have food over the weekend!
We hope you will help us thank our community organizations that participate:
Weston Volunteer Fire Dept. - water station
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts - water stations.
Some Weston Police that are able to volunteer their time
The Weston Historical Society - stuffs the swag bags.
The Key Club volunteers (high school Kiwanis group)
The Weston Board of Selectmen volunteer for greeting and check-in organization.
The superintendent of Schools and High School Principal assist with check-in and help coordinate the use of the school for the race.
Norfield Church provides space for early pre-registration /swag pickup and late registration.
Weston EMS volunteer their services.
Over 100 Kiwanians help with all aspects of the race and various people in the community assist in many ways.
Acoustic Cubed, a high school boys band, provides music.
Local Weston merchants provide food, prizes and financial support.
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