Community News For The East Hartford Edition

5K Race

EAST HARTFORD — The CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce recently teamed up with Riverfront Recapture and Fleet Feet West Hartford to host The Big Run 5k Race on Global Running Day at Great River Park, 301 East River Drive.

Over 300 runners registered. The course traversed a number of noted sights including the Founders Bridge, where runners were in full view of the Hartford skyline, the Connecticut River, and visiting Tall Ships Niña & the Pinta docked at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza.

Before the runners took off, they experienced a natural technical difficulty, where the river water began to flood the course at a much faster rate than anticipated. Runners were not deterred, and ended up running straight through the overflowing tide.

Post-race, attendees celebrated with complementary Thomas Hooker Beer, Dunkin Donuts Nitro Brew and…

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