New London’s spring running tradition is back! The 25 year community tradition is reborn with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and HMF, renewed as a community health and fitness festival with a race for all ages and abilities. #SpringStride5K, #SpringStride10K

The 5K race offers competitive and casual runners a great 3.1 mile course while also welcoming walkers and families with strollers to kick off the season with a fitness goal. Use the FREE training plan to walk/run the distance or a progressive run training plan. 5K TRAINING PLANS

The 10K road race appeals to those looking for a little more distance in a spring event or athletes challenging themselves to set a PR. Utilize this custom plan to guide weekly mileage, rest days and cross training to get to the finish line of the 6.2 mile race. 10K TRAINING PLAN

HMF FitKids races give children 2-11 years old short distance race options to help them catch the running bug early while enjoying the fitness festival with their families.

The L+M Hospital Spring Stride 10K is the 1st event in HMF’s three-race 10K Challenge- register in advance to earn extra big bling. DETAILS

Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for participants. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected on race day through the HMF Can drive to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank, which serves the needy in New London County.

Interested in more ways to use this or other events to support a charity or cause? Visit the Run for Good page to learn about group and individual fundraising opportunities.

Check the Facebook event page for updates!