Race Schedule/Features

April 22

Last Day to mail race entries.

April 28-29

Pre-race packet pick-up at Cheshire Nursery, 1317 South Main St., Route 10 in Cheshire. Friday, April 28 11am – 6pm and Saturday, April 29 10am – 5pm. You may have friends/family pick-up your packet (no photo ID required).

April 30 – Cheshire High School – 525 S. Main St.  

7-8:15 a.m.          Registration (if available) and packet pick up.

7 a.m. – 12 p.m.  UnitedHealthcare Healthy & Active Living Festival.

7 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Beardsley Zoo Kids Fun Zone.

7:30 a.m.             CHET-Connecticut Higher Education Trust – Kids Warm Up

7:45 a.m.              Ion Insurance Kids Fun Run (on the track).

8:30 a.m.             Half Marathon & Relay Start (relay information here!)

8:36 a.m.             5K Start

9 a.m.                   Post race party begins with great food and live music from Run for Cover.

9:50 a.m.             5K Awards.

10:40 a.m.           Half Marathon Awards

Race Features

  • First 3,000 entrants receive free tech-shirt for half marathon and 5k.
  • UnitedHealthcare Healthy Living Festival.
  • Certified ½ marathon and 5k courses with split times. Both courses are fairly flat and feature significant stretches on the Farmington Canal Trail.
  • Baggage claim available next to the registration tent.
  • Course maps available for the 5k and half marathon (see course map section).
  • JB Sports, coordinators of the New Haven and Fairfield Road Races, is organizing this event.
  • Ion Insurance Kids Fun Run: Noncompetitive, Ribbons for all finishers, ¼ mile for kids 6 and under, ½ mile for kids 7-12, Cotton t-shirts for all Kids Fun Run participants.
  • State-of-the-art ChronoTrack B-tag timing system.
  • Post-race party includes live music, food, entertainment, awards ceremony, kids’ activities, including inflatable amusements and fun for the whole family!
  • Extensive medical personnel and seven water stations.
  • Shower facilities and free parking.
  • Generation UCAN Fuel & Hydrate and GU Energy Gel available on half marathon course.
  • Bands/Music along half marathon course.
  • Sports massages.
  • Commemorative Half Marathon finisher medal.
  • Post-race party includes live music, food, entertainment, awards ceremony, kids’ activities, including inflatable amusements and fun for the whole family!
  • On course entertainment.
  • Portable toilets on race course.
  • Half Marathon & 5K winners are rewared with roundtrip JetBlue tickets and trophy to top male and female finisher.
  • Two lucky visitors of the UnitedHealthcare Healthy & Active Lifestyles Festival receive round-trip JetBlue tickets! The more booths you visit the more chances to win.
  • Trophies for top 3 finishers in the 5K and half marathon as follows: 12 and under (5k only), 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • Results posted on jbsports.com and cheshirehalfmarathon.org after the event.