Howard/Porter Reservoir – Manchester, Conn.
Kids Run (1-Mile): 9:30 a.m.
The Seventh Annual Finally Spring 5k! to benefit Public Allies Connecticut will once again be presented by Manchester Running Company as we welcome in Spring on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Online Registration Here or FS5k! Mail-In Registration (coming soon).
8:00 a.m. – Registration Opens (both races)
9:15 a.m. – Registration for Kids Run Closes
9:30 a.m. -Kids Run Begins
9:45 a.m. – Registration for Finally Spring 5k! Closes
10:00 a.m. – Finally Spring 5k! Begins
10:50 a.m. – Awards and Prizes
We will also be selling some very nice tri-blend t-shirts for $20 at the race, and you can pre-order during online registration. Below is a preview of our women’s (pink) and men’s (green) shirts.
Location: The race is run primarily in the Howard/Porter Passive Recreation Area on Ferguson Street in Manchester, Conn. The start and finish is actually on Ferguson Street itself so a total of about 200 yards is run on the road.
Registration and Cost: Registration can be done in one of three ways. You may register online by clicking here, you may download the application (coming soon) and mail in your entry along with check made out to Manchester Running Company, LLC or you can register on race day in the Highland Park School parking lot. Pre-registration is just $20.00 through Feb. 15th for adults and $5.00 for youth. ALL pre-registered will get a free pair of Manchester Running Company socks (very popular)! Those wishing to register after Feb. 15th or on race day the cost is $25.00 and registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. on race-day.
Parking: There will be limited parking available at Highland Park School; this lot will fill up quickly. There is plenty of street parking on neighboring streets but please be prepared you may need to park as far as 1/4 mile away. There will also be no parking on Ferguson St. from the reservoir to Porter, there is parking toward the Middle Tnpk side of Ferguson, however. If you know you are going with a group we suggest meeting at Manchester High School or Charter Oak Park and just taking one car, it will save room.
Restrooms: Restrooms are available inside Highland Park School.
Awards: 2015 Award Divisions
Open Male and Open Female (1st, 2nd, 3rd) earn prize money ($100, $75, $50)
Youth Awards: All participants receive an award
18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 +; no double-dipping
Sponsors: TicketNetwork, Farmington Bank, Rockville Bank, Big Y, Eastern Mountain Sports, Century 21, Great Harvest Bread, Shady Glen, Residence Inn by Marriott, ShopRite and of course Manchester Running Company!
Results: Results will be posted on our website along with CoolRunning and The Last Mile Racing. The 2014 FS5K! was won by Amos Sang on a modified course due to snow in a time of 15:13 – the course was measured a touch short in 2014.
Timing: Timing will be done by The Last Mile Racing Company
The Course: We call it a 5k, but really it’s probably a 5.25k (hey, the name just sounds better- actual course distance measures 3.21 miles). Starting on Ferguson Street the course is primarily uphill for the first mile before you hit some flat and gradual downhill starting in mile 2, mile three is very much downhill. Because the course starts on road we do not recommend spikes but trail shoes are highly recommended.
What is Public Allies? Find out more here!
Food: We will provide a nice breakfast spread of breads, bagels, fruit, juice and water for your enjoyment at no extra cost.
Interested in Volunteering? We could always use some help at our event! If you’re interested in volunteering please contact us at email@example.com.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Corporations interested in sponsoring the Finally Spring 5k! are asked to contact Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org