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  • Many Made The Road Race Successful

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of the race organizers, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the eighth annual Newtown Road Race 5K.  We had the largest-ever field of 687 registered runners in this year’s 5K and more than 130 smiling children participate in the kids fun run.  This race would not be possible without the financial support of our sponsors and our incredibly hard working volunteers.  All proceeds of the race benefit Newtown Youth and Family Services.

  • Hoyt Leads Record Crowd At Annual Road Race

    Kevin Hoyt led a course record number of participants to claim top honors at the 8th Annual Newtown Road Race on a humid August 31 morning. The 5K race, which started and finished at Dickinson Park, featured 687 registered runners, according to Steve Meeker, director of the 5K and Kids Fun Run, presented by Nike and to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services.

  • 5K And Kids Run August 31, Road Closures & Detours Planned

    The 8th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kids Fun Run, presented by Nike, will take place at Dickinson Park at 9 am on Saturday, August 31. 

    Benefiting Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS), this race annually draws 500 to 600 runners plus another 200 children in the fun run. Race organizers are expecting a larger than usual turnout this year.

    The gently rolling course, certified by USATF, begins and ends at Dickinson Park and incorporates both paved and dirt roads. It is ideal for runners and walkers.