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2021 New Milford Parks & Recreation Road Race
The New Milford Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce that our 8-mile and 5K road races will be happening on July 29th!  Deep in tradition, our 8-mile race is now on its 55th year, and our 5K race is on its 20th 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.

8-mile and 5K Race Info
- Registration fee before July 21st is $30. Registration fee after July 21st is $40.
- Last day to register for the race online is July 26th.
- After July 26th please visit the Parks & Recreation office to sign up until 12PM  on Thurs., July 27th.

- The first 300 registered runners will receive a t-shirt.
- Monetary prizes will be mailed to address on file.
- Water stops will be available for both race courses.
- Awards ceremony following the race will be at the bandstand and for division prizes only. Cash prizes will be mailed in the form of checks to winners address on file.
- There will be no course record prize.
- Dogs OK. Walkers OK.

1/4 Mile Kids Run The Green
Calling all 7 and under runners! Join us for our First Annual "Kids Run the Green" on Saturday July 29, 2023. We're excited to be offering a race just for our tykes this year, to happen in tandem with our 8-Mile and 5K road races. Once the 8-mile and 5K runners clear the start line, we're going to kick off a .25 mile run up the northbound side of main street, crossing over near First Congregational Church, and then back down, crossing the finish line near the corner of Main St. and Bank St. The first 50 kids will receive a magnet and an official First Annual Kids Run the Green t-shirt. Registration is just $5 and what a great way to get our future runners ready for the bigger races!

Date: July 29, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: New Milford Town Green
Cost: $30, $40 after July 21st
Coordinators: Lauren Ellard and Barbara Crandell

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
   Log In
(8-Mile Road Race = Registration) 
N/A N/A Sa  07/29/2023
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Town Green
$30.00 Res, $30.00 Non-Res
   Log In
(5K Run/Walk = Registration) 
N/A N/A Sa  07/29/2023
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Town Green
$30.00 Res, $30.00 Non-Res
   Log In
(1/4 Mile Kids Run The Green = Registration) 
7 and under N/A Sa  07/29/2023
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Town Green
$5.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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