The inaugural Weston Reservoir Run, a 13.1-mile half marathon featuring a scenic New England course along the Saugatuck Reservoir, is coming soon to Weston.
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Weston, the event promises to draw participants from near and far on Sunday, Nov. 4, to the Weston High School football field, where the race will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine, and end when the last runner returns to cheers, medals and more.
The Weston course is USATF-certified and open to the first 700 runners who register. Registration is open now.
While the Weston half marathon is a professional-level race, it has been carefully designed to appeal to both professional and amateur runners of all capabilities. There is even a “Kids Fun Run” for the younger set, ages 8 and under and 9 and over, with a ribbon prize for each participant.
A special welcome is offered to runners who may have been shut out from the New York City Marathon, which attracts upwards of 100,000 applicants for 40,000 available slots. For spectators interested in following its progress, the New York City Marathon will be shown live on a giant indoor screen in the Weston High School cafeteria.
The title sponsor for the Weston Reservoir Run is Gatorade. Other sponsors include Fairfield County Bank, Subway, Sports Authority, Chabaso Bread of New Haven, Deadly Grounds Coffee, Ola! Foods, IT Consultants of J2A Systems, Van Deusen and Levitt, Peter’s Market, and Peter’s Spirits.
The beneficiaries of the event are Purple Hearts Home Inc., which provides personalized housing solutions for service-connected disabled veterans and their families; Eliminate, a Kiwanis International and UNICEF partnership to eliminate the deaths of some 60,000 infants and 30,000 mothers inflicted with tetanus at birth; and the Foundation of the Kiwanis Club of Weston.
The Kiwanis Club of Weston is open to all men and women living or working in the area. For more information, visit westonkiwanis.org.