APPLE HARVEST ROAD RACES
All races are sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA. Forms are available for pre-registration (by Sept. 29 at noon) at the YMCA membership desk. All race info and on-line registration info can be found at sccymca.org/apple. First 1,200 registrants receive a free t-shirt. Plenty of refreshments for athletes with music on the course. Race day registration from 7 a.m.-8 a.m. Pre-race packages will be available on Friday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the YMCA. Contact: John Myers for specific questions, (860) 621-8737.
5 MILE ROAD RACE. Sunday, Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m., beginning on Columbus Blvd. Race divisions: 10 to 15; 16 to 19; 20 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; 50 to 59; 60 to 69; 70 to 79; 80 & over, and military. Awards will be presented for the first Southington male and female (Dave Gworek Memorial Award) and the first SHS soccer player (Chris Sanchez Memorial Award). Cost is $25 ($20 for military or former military).
5K ROAD RACE. Sunday, Sept. 30, 8:45 a.m., beginning on Columbus Blvd. Race divisions: 8 to 10; 11 to 13; 14 to 16; 17 to 19; 20 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; 50 to 59; 60 to 69; 70 to 79; 80 & over, and military. Cost is $25 ($20 for military or former military).
2 MILE WALK. Sunday, Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m., on the Southington rail trail. Walk starts in front of the YMCA. Cost is $10
THE Y CUP. Sunday, Sept. 30, 8:45 a.m., beginning on Columbus Blvd. Three-member relay teams for the 5K race is open to boys and girls in grades 4 and 5. Registration will be available at Southington elementary schools in September.
LITTLE FRITTER FUN RUNS. Sunday, Sept. 30, immediately following the road race, at the Town Green. Variety of kids (2 to 7 years old) races run around the town green. Cost is $10.
MUSIC/VOLUNTEERS ON THE COURSE—Interested in providing music on the course for the athletes? Interested in volunteering in another way? Contact John Myers at the YMCA for details. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt.
SHS BASEBALL CAR WASH. Sunday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Southington Auto Wash, 254 Queen St. Rain date is Oct. 21. Meet the players as they dry your car. Proceeds will benefit the booster club.
Registration for the following classes and programs, unless otherwise noted, can be made at the Southington Community YMCA Membership Services Desk at (860) 628-5597 or on-line at southington-cheshireymca.org.
OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA FITNESS CLASSES. Southington Community YMCA is offering classes for people with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia. Classes are for all fitness levels to help improve balance, build strength, and lengthen the spine. Classes follow the Meeks Method, a safe and effective method which emphasizes the reversal of postural change. YMCA trainers work in conjunction with Community Physical Therapy. Early afternoon, evening, and weekend classes are available. Contact: Jolene Miceli, (860) 426-9589 or email@example.com.
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM (FREE). Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 18, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. at the YMCA Spirit, Mind, and Body Center. The YMCA with support of Hartford Healthcare and the Main Street Community Foundation is offering a 12-week diabetes prevention program free to the community. Space is limited. Participants do not need to be a member of the YMCA. Non-Members will receive a free12-week full membership.
SOUTHINGTON SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DINNER—Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m., at the Aqua Turf, Plantsville. The Southington Sports Hall of Fame will induct 7 athletes, one coach, one booster, and two teams as the Class of 2018. Athletes include Heather Brousseau, Kristine Mach, Lauren Lattanzio, Stacey Blumer, Mark LaRosa, Kevin Meier, Hank Papale. Former SHS coach John Bores will be inducted, along with the 1999 Southington High School baseball and softball teams. Cost is $50. Contact: Jim Verderame, (860) 621-1841 or Val DePaolo at (860) 620-9640, ext. 104.
SHS INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY & SENIOR GOLD CARD PASSES. Available at the SHS Athletic office, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Family passes for regular season contests cost $110 and includes immediate family members for regular season boys/girls volleyball, football (with the exception of Thanksgiving), boys/girls basketball, wrestling, and any night games (5 p.m. or later) on the turf. Individual passes cost $45 ($30 for students). Senior gold cards are free for Southington residents ages 62 and over and are good for all regular season home games. Those who already have gold cards do not need new ones. Contact: SHS Athletic Office, (860) 628-3229 x 425 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SPEEDWAY LINE REPORT WITH GARY DANKO. Mondays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., April-November, on WATR 1320 or on-line at www.speedwaylinereport.com. The call-in radio show focuses on the world of auto racing with in-studio guests. Southington’s Gary Danko leads the discussion and provides results from local tracks and periodic vintage historical shows. Call-ins: (203) 757-1320.
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