Now in its 46th year, the annual Granby Road Race will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The race will begin at 8:30am at the Granby Memorial Middle School. One of Connecticut’s oldest historic road events, the 10K race takes place on a rolling scenic route, partly road and partly through the McLean Game Refuge.
This year, there will also be a 5K that will run partly on road, and partly through Salmon Brook Park. We will have fun children activities with a bounce house at the start location of the race.
Both races start just south of the Granby Middle School on Route 10. The 5K continues south on Route 10 and enters Salmon Brook Park, where the course makes a loop before returning to Route 10 and heading north back to Granby Middle School.
This unique 10K with sections of both road and trail is beautiful and challenging for runners looking for a change of scenery. After departing the 5K course the 10K continues south on the west side of Route 10 to Canton Road, where runners turn right onto Canton Road. Runners enter the McLean Game Refuge and run for 2+ miles through through a beautiful stretch of forest from Canton Road and exit the refuge back onto the west side of Route 10. Runners continue north on the west side of Route 10 and turn left into the semi-circle driveway in front of the high school to the finish line.
The race, which began on the first celebration of Earth Day, will benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, which sends kids to camp regardless of their ability to pay.