Race Calendar

Due to the number of requests we get to promote local races, we have decided that we will promote only races which offer prize money. Local is defined as within about a hour or so drive of Manchester, CT.  We aren’t doing this to be elitist at all, we are just doing it to be different. There are number of great calendars out there for races with and without prize money, here are two of our favorites:

Running In the USA
Hi-Tek Racing

We left off very obvious races such as the New York City Marathon and Boston Marathon. If you are a race director that offers prize money and would like to be listed please just send us an email with a link to your website and we’ll be happy to post it.

Local Races With Prize Money:
The list contains races that offer individual prize money every year. Please note that races occasionally change their policies, dates, etc.  Please click on the links to get information about these races. Most races are good about website upkeep, some are not as good.

January:
1/7/17 – Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race – Norfolk, CT
$50 for first overall M/F; $30 to the first Masters M/F; $20 to the first M/F over age 50. There is also a $100 bonus for an open course record and $50 bonus for a Master’s course record.

February:
2/26/17 – Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run – New Preston, CT
$100 if you set a course record, we’re not too sure if there is regular, non-course record money, but it’s something.

March:
3/18/17 – Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Road Race – Holyoke, MA
Lots of prize money, it’s not clear on the website how much, and you’ll have to be quite fast to win some cash, but it’s definitely there.

April:
4/8/17 – Finally Spring 5k – Manchester, CT
$100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd in both genders

4/9/17 – Middletown Half Marathon & Legends 4 Mile – Middletown, CT
Half Marathon – Top 5 in each gender ($250, $150, $100, $75, $50); 4-mile – Top 3 in each gender ($100, $75, $50)

4/29/17 – Mahoney Sabol 5k – Cromwell, CT
Top 3 in each gender: $150, $100, $40

May:
5/6/17 – Willimantic Classic Half Marathon – Willimantic, CT
Half Marathon – $250 for 1st, $175 for 2nd, $125 for 3rd in each gender

5/20/17 – Run Westfield (5k) – Westfield, MA
Top 5 in each gender plus prize money for top three in each age group

5/21/17 – Mystic Half Marathon & 10k – Mystic, CT
Half Marathon: Top 5 in each gender ($250, $150, $100, $75, $50)
10K: Top 3 in each gender ($100, $75, $50)

5/27/17 – Delaney Dash – Old Saybrook, CT
First place in each gender gets a crisp $100 bill, nothing for second.

June:
6/10/17 – Spring Street Mile – Manchester, CT
$250 for 1st, $125 for 2nd, $75 for 3rd in each gender; Master’s prize money $50 for 1st in each gender.
$25 time bonus for first runner across 1/2 and 3/4 points.

6/18/17 – Branford Road Race – Branford, CT
$500 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, $125 for 3rd, $50 for 4th in each gender; top three Connecticut Runners ($100, $50, 25) in M & F

6/24/17 – Oleksak Lumber Half Marathon, 10k & 5k – Westfield, MA
$500 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, $200 for 3rd in the Half for both genders
$100, $50, $25 in the 5k and 10k for both genders

6/25/17 – Fairfield Half Marathon – Fairfield
$8,600 in prize money; top five in each gender, top three CT runners each gender

July: We couldn’t find any, if you know one let us know!

August:
8/13/16 – Clinton Blue Fish 5k – Clinton, CT
**$100 for first, $50 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd  – Historically there has been prize money, though there is no evidence for or against it on the website this year.

TBD – The Big 5k Road Race – West Springfield, MA
$300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd in each gender

September:

9/4/16 – Roller Coaster Race at Lake Compounce – Bristol, CT
Prize money in the 10k only: $250 for first, $150 for 2nd, $100 for third in each gender

Labor Day – New Haven Road Race – New Haven, CT
$44,500 up for grabs overall, it’s the 20k National Championship so you better be speedy to grab some cash but there is also $150, $75, and $50 for the top three CT runners in each gender.

9/16/17 – CT Women of Hope Run –  Mansfield, CT
Cash Prizes for top three in each gender in the 10k. $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd

9/18/16 – Union Street Tavern Trot – Windsor, CT
$250 for first, $150 for second, $100 for third in each gender

October:
10/1/16 – Cider Mill 5k – Tolland, CT
$100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd in each gender.

10/14/17 – Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k – Hartford, CT
Top eight for each gender in the marathon range from $3,000 – $100; top three master’s runners in each gender from $1,000 – $500
Top five for each gender in the half marathon from $1,000 – $150
Top three for each gender in the 5k: $200, $100, $50

10/29/17 – Kent Pumpkin Run – Kent, CT
$200 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd in each gender.

November: 
11/11/17 – Veterans Day 5k – East Windsor, CT
Race flyer lists “cash prizes” for top three in each gender.

11/11/17 – Beards & Beers 5k – Manchester, CT
$100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd in each gender.

11/12/17 – Monson Memorial Classic (Half Marathon & 5k) – Monson, MA
Top five for each gender in the half marathon, $50 for age group win, team prize money.

11/23/17 – Manchester Road Race – Manchester, CT
Top 10 in each gender along with the top three master’s in each gender.

11/25/17 – Norwich Winterfest – Norwich, CT
$200 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd in each gender.

December:
12/16/17 – Norfolk Pub 10-Mile Road Race – Norfolk, CT
$50 for first overall M/F; $30 to the first Masters M/F; $20 to the first M/F over age 50. There is also a $100 bonus for an open course record and $50 bonus for a Master’s course record.