Schedule of Events
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
5:00-7:00pm ~ Early Registration and Packet Pickup
at Sunshine Cycle and Run, 187 Lebanon Avenue, Colchester - allow yourself some extra
sleep on race day by picking up your race number and t-shirt ahead of time!
Saturday, May 11th 2019
8:00-9:45am ~ Race Day Registration and Shoe Recycling
at the Salmon River Picnic Shelter (Firemen's Field) adjacent to the Salmon River State Park on Route 16
10:00am ~ Start of Salmon River 5.5 Mile Run
and inspirational send-off by the Colchester Continentals Fife and Drum Corps
at the Comstock Covered Bridge across the street from registration area
10:00am ~ Start of 2.5 Mile Riverbank Ramble - meet at the Comstock covered bridge
Following the race ~ BBQ and Awards Ceremony at Salmon River Picnic Shelter (aka, Firemen's Field)
The USATF certified 5.41 mile course (CT08007JHP) offers varied terrain beginning in front of the historic Comstock Covered Bridge at the Colchester/East Hampton town line. The first paved mile follows Comstock Bridge Road northeast at a moderate incline. Then the course bears right onto the seasonal and scenic River Road where approximately 1.5 miles are run on gravel surface and runners are treated to lovely views of the Salmon River and the many fly fishermen drawn to its banks at this time of year. At about 2.5 miles, the course passes under an old brownstone railroad trestle then veers sharply left onto the historic Airline Trail for a couple of flat and scenic miles on improved trail bed. Just past the 4 mile mark, another sharp left loops runners back onto pavement for a long, fast, and mostly downhill stretch on Bull Hill Road and back to the finish at the Comstock Covered Bridge.
may be found at each end of the Airline Trail: the first at about 2.5 miles; the second at about the 4 mile mark, and at the finish.
Art glass prizes made from 100% recycled material will be awarded to the first three finishers in each of the following divisions by gender:
Junior 13 years and under
High School 14 - 18 years
Open 19 - 29 years
Sub Master 30 - 39 years
Master 40 - 49 years
Grand Master 50 - 59 years
Senior 60 - 69 years