The Reservoir Run VIRTUAL Half Marathon and 5K, and associated Child Hunger Relief Programs

Wed July 1 - Mon October 26 WESTON, CT 06883 US Directions
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VIRTUAL RACE YEAR 2020 - RUN ANYWHERE YOU CAN!!!
WESTON, CT US 06883
Description
The Weston Kiwanis Club and The Weston Kiwanis Club Foundation, Inc. are honored to host the Ninth year of the Reservoir Run Half Marathon & 5K.  For 2020 we will be "GOING VIRTUAL" for ALL Events. We encourage you to join 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. 
We are not going to let COVID-19 stop us from racing or supporting Child Hunger Relief programs.  Why?  Because hunger is in our own Connecticut Back Yards.  We have all seen the news reports and the heroic efforts of the Connecticut Food Bank, tirelessly dispensing food but unable to serve all the families needing assistance.  Children are in need and the need is greater than ever before.  We are asking everyone to join us and support the hunger remediation effort by contributing either as a virtual runner and/or a caring donor.
All of our events have a great reputation - always well organized, great swag, and grateful beneficiaries helping those who need it most. You will appreciate the attention to details and friendliness of everyone involved. For those who have run our course in October, the terrain and amazing scenery was uniquely deigned by Mother Nature! We think you'll love the views and the challenge wherever you can run or walk the distance - but this VIRTUAL year there are different rules.
LOCATIONAll running registrants can use a VIRTUAL Course of your choosing.    Run the distance between October 19th and October 25th and record your time on our site.  Results will be compiled and published to all race registrants.   Non runners can donate any time.  The earlier you register and/or donate, the earlier your generosity will be distributed through the Weston Kiwanis Foundation  to help those in need. 
The Local Weston Virtual Courses:   Although roads are not closed, both courses are well maintained. 
The 5K course has some rolling hills.  It's a simple loop course on quiet roads.
                                    Course map link:  http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6945597 
The challenging Half Marathon course has terrific Autumn scenery to keep you relaxed and 'occupied'! 
                                    Course map link:  https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7160881 
For those that have run with us before, both 5K and Half Marathon Weston Virtual courses will be identical to last year! 
AFTER YOUR GREAT VIRTUAL RACE FINISH:  COVID-19 restrictions preclude a post race celebration for 2020.  All registrants and donors will be mailed thank you gifts as shown further in the website.  
Virtual Race Finishing results will be presented ASAP after the October 25th results are recorded for the 5K and the Half Marathon.   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+  
 
OUR DONATIONS - ORGANIZED BY THE KIWANIS CLUB OF WESTON 
Proceeds from the Race Registration and Donations  will go to the Kiwanis Club of Weston Foundation, Inc. (501(c)3) for The Connecticut Food Bank and Weston Social Services youth hunger relief programs and other needs identified by the Foundation. 
Your registration plus donation amounts will also be rewarded with Thank You gifts!
Thank You Gifts For Each Donation Level (all with Hunger Relief Logo)
$25.00      Supporter       2 Masks 
$50.00      Bronze            2 Masks and Challenge Coin
$75.00      Silver              2 Masks, Challenge Coin, and Cap
$100.00    Gold                2 Masks, Challenge Coin, Cap and Maska/Gaiter
$500.00    Benefactor     Same as Gold Plus Performance Space Dyed Half Zip Pullover

To see pictures of the thank you gifts please click on the link below.

            Recognition Awards for Supporters           

 

See Pictures and details from previous years- https://www.westonkiwanis.org/reservoirrun2018 

 
REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration Pricing for Virtual Runs
Dates                          Half Marathon       5K
7-1 thru 10-25                 
$25.00             $25.00
Half marathon participants must be AT LEAST 14 years old in order to run the 13.1mi course.  
Groups:  If you have a guaranteed group of ten or more please contact our race director Paul Schultz email ReservoirRun@westonkiwanis.org for special requests or considerations.
NonRunning Donors ONLY: Please click on the NonRunner DONATE EVENT link to register and go to the donation pages. 
Benefactors (Donations over $500):  Please contact our event chair for any suggestions or questions:                            ReservoirRun@westonkiwanis.org    
RUNNERS REGISTRATION :  PLEASE CLICK ON THE DISTANCE EVENT YOU WANT TO RUN!
We would truly appreciate everyone's help  to enhance our event and and donations.  
 

 

 

Marty Schaivone provides support for this event.
M.S. Running Productions helps to direct over 45 other events in Fairfield County. Last year they cumulatively raised over $250,000 for charities. Included on his schedule- the Trumbull Great Pumpkin Classic, the Black Rock "Run for the Rock", Milford Bank Moves for Veterans, MADD Dash in Stratford, Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K in Fairfield, the Stratford Turkey Trot, the Cow Chip Cross Country Run & Jingle Bell Run in Trumbull, and over 40 other events.
The 2020 MSRP schedule: www.hitekracing.com/msrunning 
Unfortunately nearly every event has been canceled or has gone virtual this year. We look forward to seeing you in person next year! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thanks to our generous sponsors, partners, the Town of Weston and our participants- over $220,000 of net proceeds have been donated to charities in our state. 

2017 and 2018 Proceeds of the Half Marathon supported the CT Food Bank Backpack programs of the Connecticut Food Bank. This charity provides six meals and two snacks in the backpacks for 3000 students on Friday afternoons. The program insures that the children will have food over the weekend! 

Proceeds from the 2019 Half Marathon went to the Kiwanis Club of Weston Foundation, Inc.  (501(c)3) to be used for disadvantaged youth related and other needs identified by the Foundation.   The Foundation also provided proceeds from the 2019 5K to the Weston Boosters for the Captain's Leadership Circle programs at Weston High School.

We hope you will help us thank our community organizations that participated through the Nonvirtual racing seasons:
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 for non Virtual races. 
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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