Apple Harvest Festival Road Races

Southington, CT

Road Racing at it's best!



Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs

44TH ANNUAL APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
ROAD RACES


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)

Media Sponsor: 



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

  • 7–10
  • 11-15
  • 16-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80 plus
The Dave Gworek Memorial Award will be given to the top male and female Southington finisher in the 5 Mile Race

The 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  jmyers@sccymca.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
the Apple Harvest Festival Road Races

Check out our race website 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.

When & Where

Oct 1, 2023

Sunday

8:30 AM

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