Road Racing at it's best!
Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs
44TH ANNUAL APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 1, 2023
What's going on?
We have seven exciting options for this year's event:
5 Mile Race (8:30 start)
Title Sponsor: Six Point Wealth Advisors
5K Race (8:45 start)
Title Sponsor: Six Point Wealth Advisors
Middle School Cup 5K (8:45 start)
Chamber Corporate Cup 5K (8:45 start)
2 Mile Walk (not timed) (8:30 start)
Title Sponsor: Hartford HealthCare
Little Fritter Fun Runs (Approx 10:00 start)
Title Sponsor: Mount Southington Ski Area
Y Cup 1-Miler - for 4th and 5th graders -- (Approx 9:10 start)
NOT IN TOWN?
No problem! Check out our Virtual option
We have a 'Virtual' option for those who are out of town on October 2nd or who live in other cities/states.
Run anytime between September 23th and October 1st
T-shirts are provided for those who register within the first 800 sign-up
For a Great Cause!
STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY
All proceeds from the Apple Harvest Festival Road Races will go to support individuals and families in our communities going through challenging times through financial aid and scholarships to various YMCA programs and services. You can count on the Y to be good stewards of funds received.
T-shirts for first 800
Specially designed t-shirts will be given out to the first 800 registrations for the 5 Mile Race, 5K Race, 2 Mile Walk, and Y Cup 1-Mile Run.
T-shirts for first 250 who sign up for Little Fritter Fun Runs will also receive a t-shirt.
NOTE: T-shirts will be given out on a first come, first served basis beginning at our packet pick-up days on September 29th, September 30th and October 1st.
Age category medals for 5K and 5 Mile
Timing Plus New England is back to time our race. You'll get instant rsults as well as access to finish line photos
In addition to top three finishers in the 5K and 5 Mile events, medals will be given for top three male, female, and non-binary winners in the following age categories
The Dave Gworek Memorial Award
- 80 plus
will be given to the top male and female Southington finisher in the 5 Mile RaceThe Tony Manning Memorial Award
will be given to the top male and female Southington finisher in the 5K Race$200 prize
for male/female course records in 5K and 5 Mile Races
5K Male - 16.03 -- Alex Norstrom (2022)
5K Female - 18.42 -- Liz Fengler (2022)
5 Mile Male - 24.36 -- Leonid Shvetsov (1996)
5 Mile Female - 27.31 -- Annmarie Tuxbury (2018)
Y Cup 1-Mile Run
4th and 5th grade children are encouraged to participate in the Y Cup 1-Mile Run
Runners start at 2.1 mile mark of 5K course. Meet with Y staff at DePaolo by 8:15 a.m.
Children from Southington will have opportunity to run for the prestigious Y Cup Trophy. The top five boy and girl finishers in grades 4 and 5 will be awarded points for their respective schools.
Medals will be given out to top five male and female in each grade level. Children not living in Southington may participate in the Y Cup 1-Mile Run and are also eligible for 1st thru 5th place medals.
Registration for the Y CUP ends on Saturday, September 30, 2023
Middle School Cup 5K
6th, 7th, 8th grades participate in Middle School Cup 5K
Participants will run in 5K event starting at 8:45 a.m.
Top 15 boys and girls will receive medals
Points earned for top 15 boys and girls. Top point totals by Kennedy or DePaolo will receive the Middle School Cup
6th, 7th, 8th graders from towns outside Southington may participate and are eligible for medals
Participants are also eligible for age category awards
The Chamber Corporate Cup
A wonderful partnership with the Southington Chamber of Commerce
This new feature has been added to the 5K Road Race (part of the Apple Harvest Festival Road Races on Sunday, October 1, 2023) to encourage local businesses and agencies to participate.
Local businesses and agencies register as a ‘corporate’ team in the 5K Road Race. Contact John Myers firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-919-1193
The team with the lowest time average of three runners will win the prestigious Chamber Corporate Cup Trophy (one trophy for each for males and females) which can be prominently displayed for the upcoming year.
A plaque will also be given to the company/agency that wins to keep permanently.
Top three male and females in the Chamber Corporate Cup division will also receive medals.
Cost: $30. $10 of each registration goes to support Southington Chamber of Commerce community outreach programs and services
2-Mile Run Walk sponsored by Hartford HealthCare
Flat, 2 mile walk starting at the Y and moving to the Linear Trail and finsihing by our refreshment area on Town Green
Proceeds support our chronic dieases programs that we partner with Hartford HealthCare
All ages welcome!!
Little Fritter Fun Runs sponsored by MT Southington
Always a fun and spirited event at the Apple Harvest Festival Road Race
A variety of options, ranging from 50 yards to two laps around the Town Green are offered
For children 2 through 7 years old
Little Fritter Fun Runs begin at the conclusion of the 5K/5Mile events. Approximately 9:45 to 10:00 a.m.
YMCA Staff coordinate smaller races by age and ability
Participants receive a medal (one medal per person)
First 250 signed up will receive a Little Fritter Fun Run T-shirt
SoCCA Color Run/Walk
A colorful new addition to the Apple Harvest Road Race menu! The Y is partnering with SoCCA to offer a fun, action packed 1 ½ mile Color Fun Run/Walk on Sunday October 1st
The event will take place on the Linear Trail (starting at the intersection of High Street)
This family friendly event; which support SoCCA’s community initiatives, encourages everyone to run, walk, dance, skip from color station to color station to get blasted with color powder. Guaranteed to bring laughter and create lifetime memories
The cost is $30 and everyone who signs up by September 15th is guaranteed a t-shirt to wear. Registration is limited to 100 participants
The Color Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. All participants should meet at the Y by 8:00 a.m.
After the completion of the Color Run, participants can head up to the Town Green to see the end of the road races and enjoy refreshments in a festive atmosphere.
Community Teams are also back!
Team SMSAA (Southington Middle School Athletic Association)
Team Tyler in honor/memory of Tyler Chamberland
Team Ralph in honor/memory of Ralph Mann
Team Adam & Jim - in honor/memory of Adam Levin and Jim Maffiolini
Packet pick-up info
Packet pick-up (t-shirt and race bib) will take place at the Southington Community YMCA located at 29 High Street, Southington on:
Friday, September 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 30th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 1st from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
T-shirts will be given out to first 800 who sign up for 5 mile, 5K, 2 Mile, or Y CUP.
T-shirts will be given out to first 250 who sign up for Little Fritter Fun Runs.
First-come-first-serve on receiving desired size of t-shirt. Exchanges may be possible after the event.
Everything you need to know about
Check out our race website
the Apple Harvest Festival Road Races
to find out more info about the Apple Harvest Festival Roads Races; including our community teams, past race results, past race pictures, our giving back initiatives, Y Cup 1 Mile details, training info, and sponsorship opportunities.