The 10th annual Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races expect to have a crowd of over 1,000 participants this Sunday at Cheshire High School, 525 South Main St.
This year’s event features a half marathon and 5K. The event also hosts the Healthy Living Festival that includes family activities and dozens of vendors offering a variety of health, nutritional and medical services. COVID-19 concerns caused race organizer to move the traditional April race to this Sunday.
The half marathon is a flat course that runs through Cheshire and Hamden with significant stretches along the historic Farmington Canal Trail. The flat 5K runs through the neighborhoods near Cheshire High School. Both race start and finish at Cheshire High School.
The Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K Foundation is a non-profit organization that annually donates over thousands to a number of local organizations. The majority of race proceeds benefit Abilities Without Boundaries, Best Buddies CT and Cheshire Lions Club. Abilities Without Boundaries and Best Buddies CT are non-profit organizations dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. The Cheshire Lions Club serves as a fundraiser for the Cheshire community, donating over $20,000 to the community annually. The race also donates to a number of community organizations in Cheshire.
Major sponsors of the event include Ion Bank, Audi Wallingford, Porsche Wallingford, Yale New Haven Health and Connecticut Orthopaedics.
The Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races is organized by the Cheshire Half Marathon Foundation Board of Directors. The board is comprised of 20 members with diverse backgrounds from the Cheshire community. Along with the race committee, JB Sports, coordinator of the Faxon Law Fairfield & New Haven Road Races, is organizing the event. To register or learn more, visit www.cheshirehalfmarathon.org or call (203) 481-5933.