Springtimes: The Race is On

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Spring is the season to finally shake off winter's shackles and get outside. Whether you're an avid runner or just starting out, we have an abundance of outdoor races and walkathons to keep us busy all season.

9th Annual Shoreline Walkathon to Support the Community Dining Room: Sat., April 21, 10 a.m. Registration closes Wed., April 18, 9 p.m.: $15 for individuals, $10 for children 12 and under. Individuals/team members can have their registration fee waived for raising more than $50. Branford Town Green, Main St., Branford, (203) 488-9750, communitydiningroom.org.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra Run for the Music: Sun., April 22, 9:15 a.m. 5K run and ½ mile kids fun run for 12 and under. Registration: 5K: $25 by March 28, $27 by April 20, $30 race day; Kids' Run: $6 by March 28, $8 by April 20, $10 race day. College Woods Pavilion, Orange and Cold Spring streets, New Haven, (203) 481-5933, jbsports.com.

Field Run for Autism: Sun., May 2, 8:30 a.m. 5K road race to raise money for the CT Autism Spectrum Resource Center. Registration: $30 before race day, $35 race day, $15 for students through grade 12. Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian St., Wallingford, (203) 265-7717, asrcwalk.kintera.org.

2012 5K Race/Walk and Kids' Fun Run: Sun., May 6. Registration: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Kids' 1K Fun Run: 8:30 a.m. 5K Race Walk: 9 a.m. Registration prior to May 4: $25 for participants age 14 and up; $30 day of race, $15 for participants 13 and under; Kids' Fun Run: $10. Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, (203) 762-7280, woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Ten Penny Ale Shamrock Duathlon & 5K: Sun., May 20, 7:30 a.m. 5K run/28K bike/5K run or 5K road race. Registration closes Fri., May 17, 11:59 p.m. Duathlon: $70, $65 for those ages 14-22; Duathlon – relay: $40 group, $35 group/student (ages 12-22), $40 to create or join a team, $35 to create or join a team for those ages 12-22; 5K: $25, $20 for ages 18-22, $10 ages 5-17. Glastonbury High School, 330 Hubbard St., Glastonbury, (860) 652-8866, hartfordmarathon.com.

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