Come and be a part of the 1st annual Hamden Road Race!
For the past two years, Hamden has been honored as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by the America's Promise Alliance and ING. The award recognizes Hamden for its efforts to engage the entire community in supporting young people, making Hamden an outstanding place for youth to live, learn and grow. To celebrate this recognition, Hamden announces the first annual Hamden Road Race and Fun Run!
The Hamden Road Race and Fun Run will showcase all that Hamden has to offer. There will be something for everyone on Saturday, June 8 at Town Center Park:
5k Road Race
1k Fun Run and Fitness Walk
Activities for Kids
Health and Wellness Expo with exhibitors from local businesses and organizations
Please note that Group Discounts will not be available on race day. Groups must be pre-registered, that will be just too much to handle on race morning.
1k Kids Fun Run Group Discounts:
Groups between 3-10 in size = $8 EACH
Groups between 11-20 in size = $7 EACH
Groups over 21 in size = $6 EACH
5k Run Group Discounts:
Groups between 3-10 in size = $23 EACH
Groups between 11-20 in size = $22 EACH
Groups over 21 in size = $21 EACH
Hamden Road Race entrants can win a fitness membership to Multisports Academy!
All entrants will receive a 1 week guest pass to try out Multisports Academy's convenient, clean & friendly facility and a Hamden Road Race T-shirt.
Top male and female overall finishers win a three month fitness membership to Multisports Academy.
Awards for top three male and female finishers given in each category: Ages 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.
Top male and female finishers in each category win a 1 month fitness membership to Multisports Academy.
Online Registration Closes Thursday, June 6th @ 11:59 PM Eastern
Race Day Timeline
Pre-race Packet Pickup - 3:00pm to 7:00pm Friday June 7th
Day of Registration opens: 7:00am
Kid's Fun Run: 8:30am
5k Start: 9:00am
Ample parking available at Town Center Park. Enter at Hamden Middle School
The access road to parking and pavilion will close to motor traffic at 8:15am. If you arrive after 8:15am you will need to park in the Government Center lot or at 109 Sanford Street. DO NOT PARK in the small lot located at 2773 Dixwell Avenue. The Corner Deli people said they will tow.
The 5K Road Race will Start and Finish on Old Dixwell Avenue. Participants will take a RIGHT on Evergreen Avenue and run until they reach Knob Hill Road. Participants will take a LEFT on Knob Hill Road. Participants will then run on Knob Hill Road/Forest Street until it meets back up with Evergreen Avenue. Participants will then take a RIGHT back onto Evergreen Avenue and continue until they reach Old Dixwell Avenue again. Participants will take a LEFT on Old Dixwell Avenue where they will find the Finish Line.
The 1K Kids Fun Run will take place entirely within Hamden Town Center Park.
There will be a clearly marked and policed cross walk for participants to access to get back to Town Center Park. We have been granted use of the Rotary Pavilion and we will be having an award ceremony there. Also there will be a Health & Wellness Expo in the grass by the Rotary Pavilion where local businesses can display their services.