The Riverfront Children's Center OF Groton will host the SIXTH ANNUAL RIVERFRONT RUN on Saturday, May 19 at 9:30am. The RIVERFRONT RUN is the only scheduled annual road race in Groton City and a great way to kick off the running season, whether you are a serious runner or just want to have a fun morning at Eastern Point Beach. All ages and abilities are welcome.
The Riverfront Run offers two courses, a 5K+ Road Race and a Family Fun Run. The 5K+ is a USATF certified, 3.425 mile loop course that begins and ends at Eastern Point Beach and follows a scenic route through Shennecossett Golf Course and local neighborhoods. The course is relatively flat and fast; and timing is by SNERRO. The Family Fun Run follows a shorter course on quiet residential streets and is perfect for younger runners and families, including those with strollers. All families receive a participation certificate and all children receive a medal for finishing.
Early registration fee for the RIVERFRONT RUN is $15.00 per person for either course. Children under ten are free with a registered adult and there is a family maximum of $45.00. Online registration is available now at www.imAthlete.com, or by contacting the Riverfront Children’s Center at email@example.com. Race day registration is $20.00 and open between 8:00 and 9:15 am. All pre-registered participants receive event t-shirts, which are available on race day while they last.
The 2012 Riverfront Run will again host the Bartnicki Prize, a cash award to a non-placing runner in the 5K field and the Bartnicki Family Raffle, a cash prize to a registered Fun Run participant chosen by random drawing. The Bartnicki Family of Preston, long time road-racing enthusiasts, sponsors both prizes. Prizes are awarded to top finishers following the race, and delicious chowder, also sponsored by the Bartnicki family, is served. The Riverfront Run will also host the Connecticut Freemasons CHIP identification program, which provides complete, confidential ID packets for children. The service is free to any Connecticut resident.
The Riverfront Children’s Center provides high quality, NAEYC accredited early education experience and full time care to over 100 children each day, many from working families who would otherwise be unable to afford it. Riverfront also offers referral services, on-site support, and educational opportunities for parents. The Riverfront Children's Center is a 501-c-3 non-profit, and contributions are tax deductible.
All proceeds of the RIVERFRONT RUN benefit Riverfront's Tuition Assistance Program, which provides need based, Center awarded scholarships to some of Riverfront's neediest, most at-risk children. The RIVERFRONT RUN is also seeking volunteers to help on race day. Join us for a fun morning and support a great cause, too!