The Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Threads and Treads, announces that registration for the 55th running of the Jim Fixx Greenwich Memorial Day Road Race is now in progress.
This year’s Five Mile Run is scheduled for Monday, May 27, 2019, starting at 8:15am.
There will also be a half-mile run for children through middle school age on the Havemeyer Field Track, behind Greenwich Town Hall, immediately following the five-mile race.
Runners may register on line at www.threadsandtreads.com. Please follow the instructions on the Website. You may also register in person at Threads and Treads, 17 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 during normal business hours. Information flyers may also be obtained at Greenwich Town Hall, Eastern Greenwich Civic Center and Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center.
Registration will also be available the morning of the race at the Greenwich Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Avenue from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. only for an increased fee of $40.00 for the Five Mile Race or $20.00 for the children’s run. Exact change or check payable to “M.D.R.R.C.” will be the only payment accepted on Race Day.
This challenging run continues to be one of the more popular races in the area. The beautiful course starts at 239 Greenwich Avenue, includes central Greenwich and Bruce Park and concludes on the Havemeyer Field Track.
The run is the second leg of the Hospital for Special Surgery Greenwich Cup 2019 Series Presented by William Raveis. The Jim Fixx Race is co-sponsored by The Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association and J.J. Cassone Bakery. Other sponsors of the Greenwich Cup 2019 Series include Dental Oral Surgery, Stretch Lab and Threads and Treads.
Commemorative T-shirts are provided to the first 300 entrants and Awards will be presented overall male and female champions and medals will be awarded to the top finishers in a variety of age categories. Medals will also be presented to all participants in the kid’s run, with trophies given to top finishers in two boy’s and two girl’s age categories.
Other race features include three on-course water stations and post-race refreshments.
For more information on the Race please call Threads & Treads at 203-661-0142 or the Recreation Office at 203-618-7649.
You can find information about other Greenwich Parks and Recreation programs at www.greenwichct.gov.