MANCHESTER, Conn., November 11, 2009 – Manchester Running Company has announced its plans to host a snowshoe race series this winter at Vernon Center Middle School. The series will consist of seven snowshoe races on Sunday afternoons beginning January 3, 2010 and extending through February 14, 2010. Each week will consist of a 5k competitive race along with a “pick-your-distance” fun-run in which participants will get a chance to try out the sport and snowshoes at no additional cost.
The Manchester Running Company Snowshoe Race Series is open to participants of all ages, abilities, and experience. The series will take place each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for a fun-run and lesson time while a 5k race will start at 1:30 p.m. each week. All events are weather permitting. Cost to participate is $5.00 each week for the fun-run and $10.00 each week for the 5k race. Participants will be welcome and encouraged to try “loaner” snowshoes during the fun-run and no experience is required.
For participants seeking a competitive environment, the 5k race series will feature several prizes and awards for fastest times in age-groups and genders. Registration will take place at Vernon Center Middle School each week.
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Manchester Running Company, LLC seeks to promote physical activity and the sport of running through event management and athlete development in the Central Connecticut area. We strive to promote and expand the running community through low-cost, high quality events throughout the region.