Andrew Barton, Mum-A-Thon Race Director, announced the October 20, 2019 running of the Mum-A-Thon Road races. This will be the 50th Anniversary of this long-standing Bristol tradition. In 1970 Bristol hosted an 8-mile road race that brought in world class runners.
This year the 8 Miler is back! The race will include 3 events – the “Monster Mile”, a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk; an 8K Competitive Road Race; and the 8 Mile Competitive Road Race. Both competitive routes are sanctioned by USATF. The 8 Mile Race will have a cash prize purse for the top 3 male/female winners. Additionally, this year we are honored to have Bristol Health as the title sponsor for this momentous occasion.
The 50th Annual Bristol Mum-A-Thon Road Race sponsored by Bristol Health is
scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford
Avenue, Bristol, with the first event beginning at 10 am (Monster Mile). The competitive
aces begin at 10:15 am. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween
As part of the 50th Anniversary, the committee is presenting the “50-50-50” for this year
only – 50 sponsors to donate $50.00 for the 50th anniversary. The Race Committee is
seeking businesses, organizations and individuals to be part of the 50/50/50 Club. All
those wishing to be part of the Club can contact Veterans Strong Community Center at
860-584-6258 or 6257 for more information. Other sponsorship opportunities are available as well.
There will be plenty of fun activities for everyone! The committee is working tirelessly to
make the 50th Anniversary a real celebration of Bristol, the Mum season and the
community. In conjunction with the race, there will be a sneaker recycling drive. On race
day remember to bring your used, unwanted, non-wearable, or new athletic shoes and
sport cleats. There will be collection boxes set up for your donations. Please only athletic shoes and sports cleats (non-metal) for this recycle drive.
Proceeds of the Mum-A-Thon Road Race benefit Veterans Strong Community Center
(“VSCC”). Executive Director Donna Dognin said, “We are so very pleased and excited
to continue our relationship with the Mum-A-Thon. To be part of the 50th Anniversary is
extra special and having Bristol Health onboard as a partner makes this such an honor.”
The Mum-A-Thon Road Race has become the largest fundraiser for VSCC. VSCC is an
information and resource center for Veterans, Service Members and their families,
based in Bristol. It serves the surrounding communities of Burlington, Harwinton,
Plainville, Plymouth, Thomaston and Wolcott. For more information please visit the
website at http://www.vetstronginc.org or call.
It’s not too late to register on line before the race:
Monster Mile $15.00;
8 Mile $30; and
Wheel Chair $35.00 (covers both participants).
Registration can be completed online through: Sign me up
Paper registrations are also available to print out at the BristolCT.net page or on the first floor of Bristol City Hall.
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