Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Fun Run

Thank you to all the runners, spectators, volunteers and sponsors who helped make today’s race a success!  Results are now available.

Important Race Information:

Raceday Schedule:

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Raceday registration (if available) and packet pick-up

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – UnitedHealthcare Healthy & Active Living Festival

8:45 a.m. – Cheshire Smiles Kids Fun Run (on track)

9:30 a.m. – Half Marathon Starts

9:36 a.m. – 5K Starts

10:00 a.m. – Post race party begins!

Parking: Free parking is available at Cheshire High School across the street at Bartlem Park and on the side streets surrounding the school. Race officials will direct you to parking on raceday.

Bag Check: Bag check will be available for runners. Back check will open starting at 8:00 a.m. and will close by 1:00 p.m. All bags must be pick-up by 1:00 p.m.

Timing: Official timing for this year’s race will be the ChronoTrack B-tag timing systems. To ensure accurate timing results are received please DO NOT REMOVE OR BEND THE TIMING STRIPS ON YOUR BIB. Please make sure bibs are worn in the front and are not covered by any other clothing.

Course Map: Detailed course map is available below. Map includes mile markings, water/Gatorade/GU gel stations, toilette facility stops and spectator information.

Spectators: Please see below map for a list of spectator viewing and parking areas. Please be advised traffic flow will be limited with street closures. Please prepare your route ahead of time to see a runner on course.

UnitedHealthcare Healthy & Active Living Festival: Don’t miss our Healthy & Active Living Festival from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on raceday. Visit local businesses and vendors for a chance to win a FREE JetBlue roundtrip airline ticket to anywhere JetBlue flies. The more vendors you visit the better your chances of winning from JetBlue! Visit the Healthy & Active Living Festival before and after the races!

Please Note: In order for friends and family to pick-up a race packet for another runner, they must fill out a Packet Pick-Up Permission Waiver. Waivers can be found on race website. Race packets will not be distributed without a signed waiver.

Raceday Traffic Advisory

Course Map (runners & spectators)

  • Flat and fast scenic half marathon and 5k courses.
  • On course entertainment, numerous aid stations, split times.
  • UnitedHealthcare – Healthy and Active Living Festival with Family activities.
  • Post race party with great food and live music from Run for Cover.

The half marathon is a scenic flat course that runs through Cheshire and parts of Hamden with significant stretches along the historic Farmington Canal Trail.  The flat 5k course is run entirely in Cheshire.  Kids Fun Runs are run on Cheshire High School track.

The signature charities for the event are Abilities Without Boundaries, Best Buddies of CT and the Cheshire Lions Club. These organizations are dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

The event is organized by JB Sports, LLC – coordinators of some of your favorite running events.



Cheshire Traffic Map