Race Calendar

Due to the number of requests we get to promote local races, we have decided that we will list 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:
None that we know of - but let us know if you find any! 

February:
None that we know of - but let us know if you find any!

March:

3/11/18 - Bolton Road Race - Bolton, CT 
$100 to the first male and female

3/17/18 – 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:
4/7/18 – Finally Spring 5k – Manchester, CT
$100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd in both genders

4/7/18 – East Haddam Lions Club April Fool’s 5k and Half Marathon – East Haddam, CT
Half Marathon – top three overall Male/Female runners. $75/$50/$25

4/8/18 – Middletown Ten Miler & Legends Run – Middletown, CT
Ten Miler – Top 5 in each gender ($250, $150, $100); Legends Run – Top 3 in each gender ($100, $75, $50)

4/28/18 – Mahoney Sabol 5k – Cromwell, CT
Top 3 in each gender: $150, $100, $40

May:

5/5/2018 - Sharon Classic 5-Mile Road Race - Sharon, CT 
While we are unsure of the amounts, we are told via email "cash prizes in each age division". 

5/19/18 – Run Westfield (5k) – Westfield, MA
Top 5 in each gender ($500, $400, $300, $200, $100); Masters, Grandmasters, Seniors and 70+ top 3 in each gender ($200, $100, $50); Westfield residents $200, $100, $50

5/19/18 - CHR 1 in 5: 5k Run - East Hartford, CT
$50 to the top male and female

5/20/18 – 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)

5/26/18 – Delaney Dash – Old Saybrook, CT
First place in each gender gets a crisp $100 bill, nothing for second.

June:

6/2/18 and 6/3/18 – Fairfield Half Marathon and 5k – Fairfield
$8,600 in prize money; top five in each gender, top three CT runners each gender

6/9/18 – 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.

6/10/18 - Litchfield Hills Road Race - Litchfield, CT
While it doesn't indicate money on the website, there is a fair amount of it at this race and you have to be quite fast to earn it. 

6/17/18 – Branford Road Race – Branford, CT
$250 for 1st, $125 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd; top Connecticut Runner ($100) in M & F; top Branford runner ($100). 

6/23/18 – Westfield Half Marathon, 10k & 5k – Westfield, MA
$300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd in the Half for both genders
$100, $50, $25 in the 5k and 10k for both genders

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

August:

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

September:

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.

9/8/18 - Halfway to St. Patrick's Day 5k - Holyoke, MA
$200, $100, $50 for top 3 male and female then $50 fo each age group winner.

October:
10/1/17 – 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.