Newington Library 5K Challenge Road Race

23rd Newington 5K Challenge Road Race
Sunday, May 19, 2019
For Race results please click here

About the race: 
The Newington 5K Challenge road race is an annual fundraiser that is presented by the Library Board of Trustees. This is the 23rd year of the race with all proceeds of the race benefiting the library and its future growth. The main sponsor of the race is Keeney Manufacturing of Newington. The race is a popular community wide event that offers a fun filled morning of exercise, competition to spend with friends and family. Strollers are allowed on the course. Please line up at the rear of the starting line.

Event Records:

Male- 2019 Matthew Walker: 15:24 -new record
Female - 2002 Heather Gardiner: 18:25

Advanced registration by May 18:

$25 per person or $10 children (12 and under)

Virtual Participation: $25 per person

Can't make the race but want to support the library, register as a virtual runner/walker during the registration process. Event t-shirt will be available for you to pick up at the Library during the 2 weeks after the race.

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Race day registration:
$30 per person
$10 children (12 and under)

Registration is available online, at the library or download the form beginning in March and mail or drop off the form to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 95 Cedar Street, Newington, CT 06111.

Divisions & Awards:
This race is timed by Platt Systems and uses the B-Tag timing system (timing chip is attached to the back of the bib). Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt.

Male & Female - 10 & under, 11 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 -49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & up.

  • First 250 registrants receive a Dri-Fit t-shirt.
  • Top overall male & female runners receive trophy & recognition.
  • 1st & 2nd division winners, male & female receive medal & recognition.
  • All who run/walk are eligible to win race prizes drawings. Must tear off bib # and be present to win.
  • Newington Cross Country Boosters Incentive Awards - Trophies to the 1st male & 1st female finishers among students grades 5 - 8 and grades 9 - 11, attending Newington schools.

Sponsorship & Donation Opportunities:
Businesses, individuals and organizations can support the race through race sponsorship or raffle prize donations. 

Thank to all the businesses who sponsored the race or donated prizes. Please see full list below.

Sponsorship Levels opportunities for 2019

Race prize donation opportunities for 2019

Race Day Morning Schedule of Events:
7:30 - 8:45 Preregistration check in & same day registration.
8:45 Pre-race warm-up.
9:00  Race begins.
10:00 Race ends.
9:30 -10:30 Post race stretching &  refreshments
10:30 Awards & prize drawings

A fast and flat certified 5K course that runs through a quiet residential neighborhood and finishes at Mill Pond Park.

Race map

Course Support:
Course Markings:

  • White signs with arrows and markings on road indicate direction of course.
  • All mile points are marked with mile signs at each mile.
  • Race volunteers along course to indicate direction and crossing of intersections.

Course Amenities:

  • Electronic timing
  • Water tables located at pre/post race and mile 1.5.
  • Bathroom facilities in Community Center and Mill Pond Park.
  • Medical personnel. 
  • Parking available at the Library, Mill Pond and the Town Hall. Note: due to Town hall construction in the spring, please see library website prior to race for parking updates.
Refreshments provided by:
Dunkin Donuts- Newington
Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library
Local Market - Newington

Complete List of Race Sponsors & Businesses That Donated Race Prizes

Platinum Sponsor:
The Keeney Manufacturing Company

Mile-Marker Sponsor:
Kingston Wealth Management Group, LLC.

Gold Sponsors:
Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library
GEICO Insurance
Kiwanis Club of Newington
Newington Rapid Recovery Rehab Center
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers
The Procko Family- In memory of Tom Procko
Sequin-Level Lodge No. 140 – Newington Freemasons

Silver Sponsor:
American Eagle Financial Credit Union
Anytime Fitness
Body in Balance Massage
Dutch Point Credit Union
GFWC CT Newington/Wethersfield
Newington Rotary
Peoples Products
Servpro of Newington
Turnpike Motors, Inc.

Newington CHEERS
C & C Janitorial Supplies
The Dental Center
Newington Chamber of Commerce

Trustee Sponsors:
Library Board of Trustees
Attorney Kevin L. Mason
Ron Tramadeo

Raffle Prizes:
5 and Dime Canteen
Anytime Fitness
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
Balance Massage & Wellness Center
Batteries & Bulbs
Bloom Yoga
Body in Balance Massage
Big Sky
Chef’s Dog House
Connecticut Humane Society
Connecticut K-9 Education Center
Core Barre Studio
Crouchley Chiropractic Center
Del Soul Spa
Fleet Feet Sports
Hartford Marathon Foundatio
Hartford Yard Goats
Healthy Body Massage Therapy LLC
Horizon Personal Training Centers
Judson Family Chiropractic
The Kakery
Karma's Closet
LA Fitness
Mortensen's Ice Cream
New Britain Bees
Peoples Products
Taylor Therapy Center
Tokyo Cafe
Trader Joe's
Wave Car Wash LLC
West Hartford Yoga

Food and Water:
Dunkin’ Donuts
Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library
Local Market

Paladin Printers