Sunshine Kids Road Race (Run or Walk) & Kids Fun Run

Middlefield, CT

This beautiful course takes you into our orchards, along 3.59 scenic miles of rolling hills populated with pear, apple and peach trees. And it's all to support a great cause! USATF Certified course.

8th Annual Sunshine Kids Run/Walk & Kids 1/4 Run: 
“An Apple of a Good Time”  
Not your ordinary race course!   

The Sunshine Kids charity is a wonderful organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer. The money that our company raises yearly for the Sunshine Kids directly impacts kids with cancer right here in Connecticut.  Unfortunately, most of us have been touched through friends and family by this horrible disease – it is all the more devastating when it strikes young lives.

New this year....the Nutmeg Hills Challenge!!! Three of the hilliest races have joined together. YIPPI! Time to get your crazy on. Click here for more details.

Since 2002, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, New England Properties, has ranked among the top five Real Estate Affiliates in the U.S Network for the past several years!

Race Date: November 10, 2018 

Race will run rain or shine!  Sorry, no refunds or transfers.
Shirts to the 1st 125 signed up.

Race Schedule:
8:00 am - Registration Opens 
9:30 am - Kids Fun Run Starts (1/4 Mile, Untimed, Ages 13 and under)
10:00 am - Road Race Starts (3.59 Miles) run or walk

Race Location:
The Apple Barrel
Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT

Registration: Fees and choices
1-Sunshine Kids Road Race 3.59 miler - Chip timed- $25.00  
2-Kids Fun Run - $5.00 (not timed)
3-Walk The Sunshine Kids - (not timed) - $20.00 (no age group awards)
4-Nutmeg Hills Challenge -$79.00 - New this Year. Time to get your crazy on!
The Sunshine Kids Race, King of 
Pain 10 miler and the Colchester half have paired up to make this wild and wacky challenge.  Must complete all 3 races to earn a special handmade finishers medal by locals kids. 

To register by mail, click here for the mail-in form.

Bring some extra cash for Raffles. Tickets available before race starts. Winners pulled during the run. at the Lyman's Apple Barrel.

Course Description:
3.59 miles that will take you through 1,100 acres of Apple  Trees & gorgeous scenic views on rolling hills course.  Out & Back:  Start/End in Parking lot of Apple Barrel, Cut through Homestead Right onto Lyman Rd go up past the Golf course, Cross over RT 157 First Right onto South St until the end and turn around head back the same way crossing back over RT 157 to Lyman Rd  cut back through driveway of the Homestead and ending in the parking lot of the Apple Barrel. Remember what goes up must come down :)  Click here for USATF Map                                                                                                                                                

3.59 Miler Awards:
Top 1 Overall Male
Top 1 Overall Female
Top 3 Males/Females in Age Group
Age Groups: 12 & U, 13 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70+

Perseverance awarded to last male and female to finish race.

Timing by: Timing Plus New England
The National Anthem preformed by
: Vicki Gagliardi                 
Race Director: Margaret Rorrio 


Races will run rain/cold or shine!  Sorry, no refunds or transfers.

You must complete all three races to earn a special handmade & painted finishers medal.  All medals are hand made by local Kids from The Sunshine Kids program or from local kids giving back to their communities.

Registration for this series closes on 11/10/18, so don't delay signing up.  Same day reg will be available on 11/10/18.

Schedule of races:
11/10/18 - Sunshine Kids Road Race - Starts at 10am - Chip timing 
Location - The Apple Barrel, Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT

USATF   3.6 miles at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield CT. Run/walk/ crawl your way through the challenging hills of Lyman Orchards. With breathtaking views.  

2/3/2019- KING OF PAIN - Starts 9am - Chip timing 
Hosted by the Glastonbury River Runners-
Where: Hopewell School, 1068 Chestnut Hill St., South Glastonbury, Connecticut.
In 2004, a legend was born. The King of Pain is the toughest road race in the history of Glastonbury and, as anyone who has run it knows, it lives up to its name. The course offers breathtaking South Glastonbury orchard scenery, along with hill, after hill, after hill. As a bonus, we scheduled the race smack-dab in the middle of a frigid New England winter. No extra charge. And you’ll be pretty sore after you finish, but you’ll walk away with bragging rights that will last all year long.   Course will be open to traffic, so please use caution.

2/23/2019 - Colchester Half Marathon - Starts at 10am - Chip timing 
Location:  Bacon Academy on Norwich Avenue. 
Hosted by Rick Konon - Htfd track & Flied 
Known for its challenging hills along the rolling New England countryside surrounding the town, the Colchester Half follows an out-and-back USA Track & Field-certified loop course that starts and finishes at Bacon Academy on Norwich Avenue. 
There will be three water & Gatorade stations, professional computerized chip timing, mile marks painted on the road, volunteers on every turn, lots of hills, dirt roads, cows, rural scenery, and more hills.
There will be pre & post race massages & a post race carbo re-load party in the Bacon Academy cafeteria with hearty food, non-alcoholic beverages, results, excuses, tales of woe, camaraderie.

Up for the challenge? Go back to the top and register for the "Nutmeg Hills Challenge". You will be registered for all three races.

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When & Where

Nov 10, 2018


10:00 AM

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