Redding Road Race: A Run for the Cows on May 2, 2021.
Registration will open on 1/1/21 at noon. Please note: with deferrals from the original 2020 race, spots will be very limited.
Choose from a half marathon, 7 miler, kids fun run, and a Mighty Cow Challenge (16.2 and 10.1)
The races begin and end at stunning New Pond Farm Education Center in West Redding, Connecticut with a starting time of 8:00am for the half and 8:35 am for the 7 miler.
All races are on bucolic country roads that have runners passing a horse farm, a waterfall, a railroad bridge, wetlands, streams, lakes, a historic schoolhouse circa 1789 while finishing in beautiful New Pond Farm Education Center. The course can be categorized as challenging and rolling (with plenty of short hills but none that would be classified as long).
There are also plenty of downhills and areas of flat running, so runners should have no problem settling into a comfortable pace.
The Piglet Prance (Kids' Fun Run) of 3/4 of a mile is entirely on New Pond Farm Education Center grounds and will occur before the start of the other two races (at 7:30 am).
Saturday, May 2nd
3:00pm Ryan Hall and Bill Rodgers lead a warmup, casual 5K beginning and ending at the farm
12:00pm - 5:00pm: Race Packet Pick-up and Race Registration
Sunday, May 3rd:
6:00am - 8:00am: Race Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration for Piglet Prance
7:15am: Early Start
7:20am: Mighty Cow Challenge Start
7:30am: Piglet Prance
8:00am: Half Marathon Start
8:35am: 7 Miler Start
9:15 am: First Runners Arrive
10:30am (approximately): Awards Ceremony and Festivities