August 7, 2022

Join Today’s Midsummer 5K Run, Walk or ‘Kid’s K’, In-Person Registration Continues Until Start of Event

Shortly before 8 a.m. when the 5K race began, a large crowd thronged the starting line.

OLD LYME — Celebrate Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival Saturday, July 30, in historic Old Lyme Village with this family-friendly 5K run or walk, or a ‘Kid’s K.’

Registration fees for the 5K (run and walk) are $30 for adults, $15 for youth (18 and under). Registration for the “Kids K” fun run is $10. On-site registrations will be accepted up to shortly before races start on Saturday morning.

The Midsummer Run benefits the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) programs for youth and families in the areas of mental wellness, drug and alcohol prevention, positive youth development, juvenile justice, early childhood, and social services.

The LYSB Midsummer 5K Run features a fast and flat road with options for a 5K Run & Walk, and a Kids K. The race will begin at the LYSB located at 59 Lyme St. and wind through the beautiful streets of the village.

The race is being held on the morning of the renowned Old Lyme Midsummer Festival, kicking off a weekend of cultural, artistic and community events at multiple sites throughout Old Lyme’s Historic District.

The LYSB Midsummer Run is generously sponsored by numerous local businesses including Shoreline Web News LLC, owner of LymeLine.com.

Registration and race start times are as follows:
6:45 a.m. Registration Opens
8 a.m. 5 K Walk & Run
9 a.m. Kids K

Chip timing will be provided by Timing Plus New England for 5K participants only. Commemorative T-Shirts will be available for the the first 200 registered participants.

The overall top three men and women will be recognized as well as the top age group winner in the men and women divisions. Divisions will be broken down as follows: Youth 14 and under, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59 and 60 plus.

Volunteers are still needed for this event. Email 5olsens@comcast.net to volunteer.

Read more about LYSB’s mission on the LYSB website.

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