Avon Road Race

Q. When is the race? 

  • A. The race will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017. The 5K event starts at 8:30am.  The Kids' Fun Run events start at 9:30am. 


Q. Where is the race? 

  • A. Pine Grove Elementary School at 151 Scoville Rd, Avon, CT 06001.


Q. Where do I park? 

  • A. Parking is available at Thompson Brook School at 150 Thompson Rd, Avon, CT 06001.  There is short, paved path that connects Thompson
    ​     Brook to Pine Grove Elementary.  The Pine Grove Elementary School parking lot will be closed for the event. 


Q. How long is the race? 

  • A. The 5K is approximately 3.1 miles on paved surfaces.  The Kids' Fun Run Events will include 1/2 Mile and 1 Mile races. 


Q.  How do I register? 

  • A. ONLINE REGISTRATION Closed as of May 19. Race Day registration opens at 7:30am (5K) and 8:30 (Kids' Fun Run). Please bring cash or
         check if you plan to  register the day of the race- we will not be able to accept cards


Q. How much is the registration fee? 

  • A. Register online for the 5K to take advantage of the $25 registration fee!  (You must register by May 7 to be guaranteed to receive a free t-shirt.)
         Race Day registration is $30 (t-shirt not guaranteed).  Registration for the Kids' Fun Run is $15.

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Q. Who receives the registration proceeds? 


Q. Is the registration fee refundable?  

  • A. The registration fee is non-refundable. 


Q.  How do I get my race packet? 

  • A. Pick up your race packet the morning of the race beginning at 7:30am. There is no packet pick-up prior to the event. 


Q. Do I get a free t-shirt? 

  • A. You must register online by May 7 to ensure you receive a free t-shirt. 


Q. Can I walk instead of run? 

  • A. Yes- you can choose to walk or run or both! Enjoy being part of the community at any pace!


Q. Can my friends/family cheer for me during the race?

  • A. We encourage cheers of support! Click on the Course tab to see a course map and plot your cheering squad's spot. 


Q. Are strollers, pets, bikes or roller blades allowed?

  • A. Strollers are permitted. Pets, bikes, roller blades, etc are prohibited.  


Q. Is this a USATF Certified Course and timed event? 

  • A. The Avon Road Race is a USATF Certified Course and results are timed. 


Q. Are there awards for the event?

  • A. Awards will be presented  at 9:15 to the Top 3 participants in the 5K event for the following groups:
    • Adult Men Age13+, Youth Boys Ages 10-12, Youth Boys Ages 8-9, Youth Boys Age 7 and under
    • Adult Women Age 13+, Youth Girls Ages 10-12, Youth Girls Ages 8-9, Youth Girls Age 7 and under


Q. What if it rains?

  • A. This is a rain or shine event.  


Q. Is there a place at the race to store my personal items? 

  • A. No- the Avon Road Race does not provide a place to store personal items. 


Q. How can I volunteer to help with the event? 

  • We love your help! Please click here and you will be directed to a website to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Thank you!