Sporting a Cause with Willie Hallihan – Sunday October 3, 2021

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The mission of this enterprise is to promote sports-related fundraising events, give exposure to the benefiting charities and shed light on the sponsoring businesses, all in a format that informs, engages and entertains.


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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

October 1 – October 31

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is again holding their Walks around the country this October, but unfortunately none of them are in the sportingAcause tri-state area. Until last year, there was a Making Strides Walk in Litchfield County. To find the nearest Walk to you go to: https://www.cancer.org/involved/fundraise/making-strides-against-breast-cancer.html Here is what the American Cancer Society has to say about their Walk: “From large-scale traditional walks to unique local experiences and celebrations, the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer…Find out more »

19th Annual Housatonic Heritage Walks Fifth and Final Weekend Oct. 2-3

October 2 – October 3

The 19th Annual Housatonic Heritage Walks continues its series with its fifth and final weekend ( October 2-3) sponsored by the Upper Housatonic National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage). Organizers have assembled an ambitious 86 events spread over the five weekends, involving more than 20 towns stretching from Hinsdale, MA in Berkshire County  to Salisbury, CT in Litchfield County. There is a variety of adventures ranging from 1 mile hikes to bike and paddling tours. Many events are walks, and some…Find out more »

Steel Rail Half Marathon/8K/Marathon

October 3Berkshire Mall

The Steel Rail Half Marathon/8K/Marathon will take place on Sunday October 3rd, 2021. Race start time will be 7:30 AM for the Marathon, 9:30 AM for the Half and 10:00 AM for the 8K NO REFUNDS/DEFERMENTS: You may transfer your registration to another runner prior to September 11th, 2021. You may transfer down from the Marathon to the Half to the 8K if the field limit is not reached, with no refund in price difference prior to September 11th, 2021. Technical long sleeved…Find out more »

Berkshire County Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide

October 3

The Berkshire County Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide will be held Sunday, October 3, 2021 at a location to be determined. The nationwide series of Walks is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Registration is free , but participants are encouraged to fundraise in advance of the event. To register go to: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=7554 Raise $150 by 09/26/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt! The following is a statement by the AFSP regarding lingering issues…Find out more »

Steel Rail Half Marathon/8K/Marathon

October 3Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

The Steel Rail Half Marathon/8K/Marathon will take place on Sunday October 3rd, 2021. Race start time will be 7:30 AM for the Marathon, 9:30 AM for the Half and 10:00 AM for the 8K NO REFUNDS/DEFERMENTS: You may transfer your registration to another runner prior to September 11th, 2021. You may transfer down from the Marathon to the Half to the 8K if the field limit is not reached, with no refund in price difference prior to September 11th, 2021.   Technical long…Find out more »

UNICO Golf Tournament

October 4Torrington Country Club

The UNICO Golf Tournament will be held Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Torrington Country Club, 250 Torrington Road, Goshen, CT 06756. The 18 hole tournament is a handicap (best ball)  format with prizes to be awarded for individual and team low gross and low net scores. Cost for the event is $175 per person which includes green fees, cart, lunch, on-course beverages, on-course contests, dinner and prizes. Payment is requested by September 15,2021. There is a $50 dinner-only option.…Find out more »

Norfolk  Annual Tour De Forest

October 9Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive
Norfolk, CT 06058 United States + Google Map

The Norfolk  Annual Tour De Forest will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 starting at the Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT 06058. This is a slow-paced, 13 mile bike ride over both dirt and paved roads. Hybrid and mountain -style bikes are recommended over bikes with skinny racing-style tires. Register online <http://www.bikereg.com/norfolk-ct-tour-de-forest>  before Oct. 8th at 4:00 pm. Entry fees: Adult  (20 years and older)  $40 Teen ( 13- 19)  $20 Children (under 13)  free Tour day…Find out more »

CIA-HYDE PARK 10TH ANNUAL RUN FOR YOUR KNIVES

October 9

CIA-HYDE PARK 10TH ANNUAL RUN FOR YOUR KNIVES In association with Alumni Weekend 2021 This is a Run or Walk event. Saturday, October  9, 2021 7 a.m. Registration table opens 9 a.m. Race Starts Location: Student recreation Center, Hyde park, NY campus. T-SHIRT AND SWAG BAGS WILL GO TO THE FIRST 450 RUNNERS/WALKERS THAT REGISTER. There is no entry fee for current CIA students. All participants need to complete a race waiver by reading and checking the authorization box. To register…Find out more »

Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay & Charity 5K

October 9Bushnell Park

Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay & Charity 5K will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Bushnell Park,  Hartford, CT. The event is organized by the Hartford Marathon Foundation. The event features several different races including a Marathon, Charity 5K, Half Marathon, 13.1 Relay, Kids K, a virtual version and more. Hartford Marathon Foundation  has an extraordinarily complete website with everything you could want to know about the event, plus you can register there. We have included…Find out more »

10th Annual Fall Foliage Half Marathon and 5K

October 10Dutchess County Fairgrounds

The 10th Annual Fall Foliage Half Marathon and 5K will be held Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572. There is an entry limit of 1200 which organizers expect to reach. All 2020 entries have been given free deferrals to the 2021 half marathon and 5K. 2020 registrants do not need to reregister. To register or for more information go to: https://www.fallfoliagehalf.com/registration The Half Marathon begins at 10:00 am. The 5K…Find out more »

Norbrook Farm 5K Trail Run

October 10Norbrook Farm Brewery

The Norbrook Farm 5K Trail Run will be held Sunday, October 10, 2021 on the property of Norbrook Farm Brewery in Colebrook, CT. The run has a little of everything, taking runners along the pristine trails of the property, into the fields, and, yes, you guessed it, finishing at the brewery itself. It’s a beautiful way to spend a fall morning. There is also a 2-Mile walking option. Race starts at 10:00 AM Entry fee is $25 for both runners…Find out more »



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