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October 2024 New Milford River Run 5K & Kids' Superhero Sprint

The Ostomy Foundation's signature fundraising event, the New Milford River Run 5K & Kids' Superhero Sprint is held annually to recognize World Ostomy Day in early October. The event is held during the Town of New Milford's two-day Riverfest, which takes place along the Housatonic River riverfront.

October 2024 New Milford River Run 5K & Kids' Superhero Sprint
October 2024 New Milford River Run 5K & Kids' Superhero Sprint

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New Milford, 6 Young's Field Rd, New Milford, CT 06776, USA

About the event

The New Milford River Run 5K, a New Milford RiverFest event, is the Ostomy Foundation's signature fundraising annual event. It is held during the Town of New Milford's two-day Riverfest, which takes place at Young's Field along the Housatonic riverfront.

The 5K will take participants along a USATF-certified course  (CT18028JHP) following the Housatonic River on Young's Field Road to  Boardman Road and back. The course has minimal turns and little  elevation change. The popular course - the same one used for the former Moonlight Run - has attracted many runners looking to set a new personal best.

One of the best features of the event is participants can enjoy the beauty and charm of New England on a late fall afternoon  (4:30 p.m. start) while expriencing the many offerings at Riverfest.

Walkers are welcome, too.

Handcrafted medals, designed by the Ostomy Foundation and the Village Center for the Arts in town, are awarded to the top male and female finisher, as well as the top three male and female finishers per age category: 13 and under, 14-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, and 60+.

The Kids' Superhero Sprint will kick off  at 4 p.m. and take children 10 and under on a short course (approximately 780 feet, so about 0.15 miles) that will wind them around part of Young's Field and to the 5K finish line. Medals  and prizes will be awarded in several categories and treat bags will be  presented.

The next 5K and kids' sprint will be held in early October 2024; the date will be announced ASAP, and the registration link will be posted.

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