Join Team Be Happy for its inaugural run through the historic town of Windsor, CT. The goal of the first inaugural BE HAPPY 5K/10K run at the Villages at Poquonock is to support Lindsay's Legacy Foundation Inc. and give others the Hope that Lindsay received from the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital. Join Team Be Happy and your support will help us to raise our goal of $10,000 to support the Smilow Cancer Center’s “Closer to Free” program which focuses on innovative cancer treatment and quality care for patients and families who have been given a devastating cancer diagnosis.
The kids 1K will begin at 7:30 a.m., fun runners will begin at the Villages entrance and run an action packed 0.6 miles on a (safe and) closed loop finishing in front of the Villages Clubhouse. This closed community will be alive with the cheers of supporters and and the Official Be Happy Cheer Squad rooting everyone on!
The 5K and 10K races will begin promptly and concurrently at 8 a.m. starting with a 0.7 mile loop through the vibrant development at the Villages at Poquonock before turning left out onto the scenic streets of this beautiful town. All runners will follow Poquonock Ave for 0.2 miles before turning left onto Rainbow Road. The 5K runners will turn around at the intersection of Rainbow Road and High Street and head back down Rainbow to Poquonock before returning to the Villages to complete their final half loop stretch - ending with a celebration at the community clubhouse to celebrate with food, drink, and music! The 10K runners will continue through the intersection following Rainbow Road through the rolling hills turning left onto the scenic Merriman Rd and then left down to Rainbow Reservoir - turing around after the steep hill down and right before running into the cool water - we won't tell if you take a quick swim ;) Wet or not - runners will run back up the hill and back down Merriman Rd to Rainbow Rd to the Villages where they will complete their final half loop stretch at the community clubhouse to celebrate with food, drink, and music!
All participants running at the Villages in the 5K/10K that register before August 04, 2019 will get our signature BE HAPPY t-shirt in their desired size, those registering after August 04, 2019 will receive T-shirts on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. All participants that finish the 5K/10K will get a custom BE HAPPY finisher medal after crossing the finish line, kid’s fun run runners will get a “fun run” medal after crossing the finish line.
These races will be chip timed with prizes awarded to the top three overall men and women. Bib pick up and day of registration for the 5K/10K will take place between 7:00 AM and 7:45AM at the Villages at Poquonock Clubhouse. Kids fun run registration will close at 7:25 AM.