*Registration closes at Noon on August 11 and is available starting at 7:30 am the morning of the race at the Jared Eliot school*
20th Annual Steward’s Ace Hardware Bluefish 5K Road Race
The Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Shoreline Community Women, Inc. will host the 20th Annual Steward's Ace Hardware Bluefish 5K Road Race on Saturday August 12, 2017.
The 5K (3.1-mile) race course begins and ends at the Jared Eliot Middle School, 69 Fairy Dell Road in Clinton. Start time is 9 a.m., with race day registrations beginning at 7:30 a.m. Mile markers will be measured as such from the course certification (USATK Certified #CT15024JHP). There are several water stations along the route. Last year’s race drew over 400 entrants. The Clinton Police Department will be closing the race route to all vehicular traffic between 9 and 10 am due to safety concerns. Electronic bib-chip timing is managed by Rat Race Timing. In addition to title sponsor Steward’s Ace Hardware, sponsors include: MacKinstry Financial & Investments, La Foresta, Harborside Marina & Yacht Sales, DLS Insurance Center, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, American Legion Post #66, Middlesex Hospital Homecare, The UPS Store, Lemley Electric, Clinton Glass, Stanpak LLC, Preferred Foam Products, The Lee Co., Child & Adult Orthodontics, Hibu, Rocky's Aqua, Shore Publishing, Cohen's Bagels, Chips Pub III, Mohegan Sun, Technique Printers, Scottish Dave's Pub, Shoreline Financial Group, Signs of our Time, Essex Printing, Snap Fitness, and Stop and Shop. Music will be provided by disc jockey DJ Michael John of Long Island Sounds Entertainment.
Pre-registration is $20 until June 30, registration is then $25 until August 5, and from August 6 through the day of the race registration will be $30. Registration forms are available online at www.active.com, from participating sponsors, or at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, 50 East Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413.
Money raised through this race directly benefits Shoreline Community Women and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. The money goes back in to the community through free events, donations, and programs both organizations hold throughout the year.
Free parking is available at The Joel School and Peters Complex on Glenwood Road, less than one mile from the Eliot School race site. Free shuttle buses will run continuously from 7:30 a.m. until 8:45 when registration closes. Buses will run again following the race. The race includes a certified track, free bag check in, swag bags, cash prize for first and second place overall (men & women), medals for first, second, and third place in each division, and also one award for fastest Clinton resident. There will be multiple vendors on site included pre and post race massage.
Race ceremonies and refreshments begin at the conclusion of the race. Scottish Dave’s Pub will be hosting ‘Beers for Bibs’ directly following the race. For more information, contact the race coordinator at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce (860) 669-3889.