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The Weston Kiwanis Club is honored to host the seventh year of the Reservoir Run Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun Run. We look forward to you joining us for the Kiwanian's premier event. The Weston Community, Police, Town and Schools join together every year to bring you one of the finest events in CT.
Our events have a great reputation - always well organized, great shirts, terrific food and awesome give-aways. You will appreciate the attention to details and friendliness of everyone involved. The terrain and amazing scenery of our courses was previously deigned by Mother Nature! We think you'll love the views and the challenge.
LOCATION: 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.
START TIMES: 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 to accommodate traffic flow. Email our Race Director Marty Schaivone for early start details- email@example.com
THE COURSES: 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 FIVE water stops, great directional signage, and all miles are marked. There's terrific Autumn scenery to keep you relaxed and 'occupied'! Course map link: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7160881
HALF MARATHON DESCRIPTION: 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 over a two mile 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.
For those that have been with us before- CT DOT road construction is finally done on Rte 57. Our Half Marathon course map will be very similar to the original course we used in our first two years and identical to last year! With 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!’
AFTER YOUR GREAT FINISH: You'll collect your Finisher's Medal and go back to the cafeteria where you will be treated to a terrific variety of foods, fluids and nationally recognized Yummy Cookies. There will be entertainment while you eat, relax, re-hydrate and get ready for the awards and raffle. Don't leave - you must be present to win great gifts.
PRIZES: Awards will be presented ASAP after the 5K finish and then later for the Half Marathon after the majority of the finishers are in. 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 have age groups 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ For accurate results and awards we do need to wait untill a majority of finishers are in so that all age groups are represented.
SHIRTS: T-shirt size is guaranteed thru midnight October 14. After that date shirt sizing will be "as available". Shirt ordering and printing must be done in advance to insure completion in time for distribution.
AMENITIES: There is plenty of parking, lots of bathrooms and a warm gym for late registration and pre-reg pickup starting at 7 am.
OUR DONATIONS: 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. Additional funds are donated thru the Weston Kiwanis Club Foundation to local youth organizations.
The 5K proceeds are donated to the Weston Boosters Club.
Our event has a great reputation with plenty of give always, great shirts, a variety of post race food, & prizes. Register early to save money and guarantee shirt sizing & swag.
REGISTRATION DETAILS: Half Marathon Early bird until August 14- $45; August 15 to Sept 15- $50; Sept 16 to Oct 24- $60. Race wkd- $65 Half marathon participants must be AT LEAST 14 to participate in the Half Marathon.
5K - until Sept 15- $25, Sept 16 to Oct 24- $27, Race weekend $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.
SPONSORS: 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.
QUESTIONS: About the race, course and general information - contact the Race Director Marty Schaivone- firstname.lastname@example.org You can see all the events directed by MS Running Productions at www.hitekracing.com/msrunning If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
LAST MINUTE BLUES: You may register the day of the race at 7 am in the Old Cafeteria of Weston High School. We can accept cash or personal checks only on Sunday. The fees go increase on Saturday and Sunday.
You can also register and/or pickup your preregistered bibs, shirts and swag at the Norfield Congregational Church Parish Hall- Saturday the 27th from 11 am to 4 pm at 64 Norfield Road. We can accept cash, credit cards and checks at this facility.
This race is directed by Marty Schaivone – M.S. Running Productions. MSRP helps to direct over 40 other events in which last year raised over $250,000 for charities including Aquarion Barnum Festival 5K/10K in Bridgeport, Black Rock "Run for the Rock", Milford Bank Moves for Veterans, MADD Dash in Stratford, Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K in Fairfield, Stratford Turkey Trot, Cow Chip Cross Country Run & Jingle Bell Run in Trumbull, and over 35 other events in Fairfield County.
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Thanks to our generous sponsors, partners, the Town of Weston and our participants- over $175,000 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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