By Scott Woodaman
The Granby Road Race celebrates its 46th year on Saturday, May 6, at 8:30 a.m. at Granby Memorial Middle School. Seven years ago, the Granby Road Race merged with the Farmington Valley YMCA as the organization’s premier fundraising event in memory of David Schupp, Jr. Granby is fortunate to have one of the oldest road races in Connecticut right in its own backyard.
The Granby Road Race is a 5K and 10K race that is run on road and trails. Both races start at 8:30 a.m. south of GMMS on Route 10. The 5K route is relatively flat, spending half of the miles inside Salmon Brook Park, which makes it a great race for kids and families. The 10K is more challenging with about half of its miles run on the trails of McLean Game Refuge. With a mix of terrain through one of Connecticut’s most beautiful towns, both races are sure to please experienced and first-time runners.
The money raised supports the communities in the Farmington Valley by funding summer camp for children and families, learn-to-swim programs and to utilize the services the FVYMCA provides on an as-needed basis.
The first 100 runners in each race will receive a Technical t-shirt. To register, please go to www.granbyroadrace.org. All racers registered by April 15 will be entered in a raffle for a six-month youth or adult membership to the Farmington Valley YMCA. Early race-bag pickup will be 5-8 p.m., May 4 and 5 at the Farmington Valley YMCA.
The Granby Road Race volunteer planning committee is seeking donations and race day volunteers. If you are interested in donating to the race or volunteering, please contact Brian Liss by calling 860 653-5524, or via email at email@example.com