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Road Race
The New Milford Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce that our 8-mile and 5K road races will be happening in person on July 31st!  Deep in tradition, our 8-mile race is now on its 53rd year, and our 5K race is on its 18th year.  The New Milford 8-mile Road Race is the third oldest race of its kind in the state, and one of the most challenging in the area. Runners test themselves during this hilly course through rural New Milford, including the famous Canterbury Hill. 5K runners enjoy a challenging and scenic course up into New Milford, and both races finish on the south side of the town green.
Both the 8-mile and 5K race will start at 8:30 AM sharp.

The course this year has not changed, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, runners will have to adhere to the following guidelines*:

  • Last day to register for the race is July 16th.

  • There will be no day-of-race registration.

  • The first 300 registered runners will receive a t-shirt.

  • No cash prizes awarded this year.

  • Runners will be required to provide their own means of hydration. There will be no water stops along the courses.

  • Masks must be worn at all times (subject to change).

  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times.

  • There will be no awards ceremony following the race.

  • Division prize winners can pick up their prizes at the New Milford Parks & Recreation office during normal business hours.

  • There will be no course record prize.

  • Dogs OK. Walkers OK.

  • Runners may have to stagger start times.

Date: July 31, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: New Milford Town Green
Cost: $25
Coordinator: Lauren Ellard

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8-Mile Road Race 
N/A  N/A  Sa  07/31/2021
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Town Green
$25.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
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5K Run/Walk 
N/A  N/A  Sa  07/31/2021
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Town Green
$25.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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