The Husky Run & Ruck 5K is a scenic rolling course that offers a taste of everything that the Mansfield-Storrs area has to offer. The course sets off in the heart of the UCONN Storrs campus, and immediately heads out onto the rural country roads, before returning along the Celeron Trail and finishing with a loop through campus. In the spirit of the event, the course will pass by the campus’ Veterans Memorial at about the 2.5 mile mark.


Course Map

Course Suitability for Disabled Athletes:
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The 5K will start on Hillside Road, near the intersection with Glenbrook Road. The 10K & Fitness Walk will start in a separate location and after the 5K.


This event is timed by Bay State Race Services and uses the B-Tag timing system (timing chip is attached to the back of the race bib). Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt.


  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Special Division! Ruck Category (Male & Female) – participants must carry a ruck sack with a minimum of 10 LBs. More…
  • Male Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Female Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Nonbinary/Genderqueer More…

  • Disabled Athletes More…


  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in each Division
  • Overall awards based on gun time, all others awarded on chip time
  • No “double dipping”
  • To collect an award after race day, click here


Walkers welcome! Course limit is 1 hour and 30 minutes. To finish within these time limits 5K participants must maintain a pace of approximately 29:00 minutes per mile. More…



  • Yellow signs with blue arrows mark all turns
  • All mile points are marked on the road and with signs
  • Clocks at finish line and along the course


  • Hydration (Water & Electrolyte Drink):
    • Pre & Post Race / Mile 1.9
    • Open cup service, handed out at arms length
    • Participants are encouraged to carry their own fluids
  • Portalet Locations: Start & Finish
  • Medical personnel
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at the water station. More...


No dogs (service dogs must be identified as such at all times). No unregistered runners or walkers. Headphones discouraged. No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles.

While we do allow baby jogger/strollers in this event, participants must follow the stroller policy detailed HERE.