Thank you all for 13 wonderful years of the Finally Spring 5k! The event has been retired and is enjoying its stroll on the trails. Please see our events page for other offerings!
5k Course Map (Green/Blue - Mile 1, Red Mile 2, Blue Green - Mile 3+) Youth One Mile Fun-Run Course Map
The Finally Spring 5k was presented by Manchester Running Company as we welcomed in Spring from 2009-2022; the event officially retired in 2023. Thank you to those who faithfully ran each year!
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. This is primarily a trail race.
Sponsors: Select Physical Therapy and Manchester Running Company! More to come as we finalize agreements. If you are interested in sponsoring please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results: Results for most years are available at The Last Mile Racing.
The Course: We call it a 5k, but really it's probably a 5.25k Starting on Ferguson Street the course is primarily rolling hills 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. See course map.