Come be a part of the continued rebirth of the historic Norwich Rose Arts Festival! Our one loop 5k and two loop 10K course is perfect for runners, walkers and spectators to watch. Join us with friends and family and spend the day enjoying the Rose Arts Festival after the race. This rolling course starts in Norwich next to the Norwich Free Academy on Reynolds Road and takes you through Mohegan Park. The race finishes in front of the Academy and Chelsea Parade where the Rose Arts Festival takes place.
Half of all proceeds from this race will be donated to the Larry Pontbriant Athletic Safety Fund (LPASF). The goal of The Larry Pontbriant Athletic Safety Fund is to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest, encourage training in CPR and the use of an AED, and to raise funds for the purchase of AEDs for schools, non-profits and athletic fields. The Fund is in memory of Larry Ponbriant an energetic, loving, kind and intelligent 15 year old who loved his family, friends and sports, especially lacrosse. One of his best athletic assets was his fine conditioning which he accomplished through distance running. Larry collapsed right in front of us, his parents, and friends during a community three mile fun run at Mohegan Park in his hometown of Norwich, Connecticut, on August 16th, 2007, from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). More information about Larry and the LPASF can be found on the website at www. LPASF.org
Race Date and Time: Saturday June 27th, both the 5k and 10k race will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Packet Pick Up: Friday June 26th 6-8 pm or Saturday June 27th 7- 8am on Chelsea Parade
Registration: Online Registration begins on February 15th and will close on Wednesday June 24th at midnight. On-site registration will take place on Chelsea Parade from 6pm to 8pm on Friday June 26th and 7am to 8am on Saturday June 27th.
Registration Fee: $25 – 5K and $35 - 10K
**If you are a student, military, or signing up a family of four or more please feel free to email Jodi Savage, the Rose Arts Athletic Director at email@example.com with proof (ID, family names, etc.) at for a $5 discount code**
T-shirt: Event T-Shirts will be guaranteed to those that register by June 1st. After June 1st, T-shirts will only be available until they run out. Please register by June 1st if you wish to receive a t-shirt. T-shirt sizes (Adult Small, Medium, Large, XL, and XXL)
Walkers are welcome in the 5k
Awards: Award Ceremony will take place on Chelsea Parade starting at 9:30 am. Awards will be given to First Male and Female Overall and then the top 3 men and women for both the 5k and the 10k in the following age groups (You must be present to receive your award, awards will not be mailed):
Youth: 13 and younger
Juniors: 14 to 18
Adults: 19 to 29
Open: 30 to 39
Masters: 40 to 49
Grand Master: 50 to 59
Elite Masters: 60
Parking: Available at the Norwich Free Academy and on the streets surrounding Norwich Free Academy and Chelsea Parade. (Please be advised that the finish line for the races ends near the main entrance of the Academy)