This is a fast, flat and festive 5K! No blarney, this is a fast and flat 5K! Get in your favorite green gear for a St. Paddy’s themed race that starts and finishes in front of Niantic Bay Bicycles. Run by the quiet, off-season cottages in the Pine Grove community of Niantic, then celebrate your finish with a post-race party at Smarty’s Restaurant & Pub. #ONiantic
Bring your little leprechauns for the Wee Mile, a 100 yards, ½ mile or one mile race for kids ages 2-11.
All participants receive a custom finisher’s medal, an o’swanky pair of texting gloves, an ice cold beer (21+ with valid ID) and delicious chili, made fresh at Smarty’s Restaurant & Pub.
Niantic is one of HMF’s favorite shoreline spots, offering beautiful views of Long Island Sound, various restaurants and pubs, and locally owned stores and antique shops.
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 Center, 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.
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