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.
All participants receive cozy Irish argyle socks and a complimentary photo to commemorate a great race. After the finish, everyone enjoys hot chili from Smarty’s Restaurant & Pub and participants 21+ (with ID) get an ice cold beer.
HMF Sam Adams Challenge Series: Take on the Lucky Challenge – run all 4 O’race 5Ks across Connecticut and earn the big bling! Start in Southington at O’Shenanigans, then run the Courthouse O’Putnam, O’Niantic and O’Hartford. DETAILS
HMF FitKids: Bring your little leprechauns for the Wee Mile, a 100 yards, ½ mile or one mile race for kids ages 2-11.
Give Back: 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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