Hop River 5K & 10K

hoprivertrail 300x114 Hop River 5K & 10KThe 2nd annual Hop River 5K and 10K will take place in Andover, Connecticut, on Saturday, August 9th, 2014.

This spring the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) dedicated time and resources to upgrading and improving the Hop River Rail Trail through Andover. It is now wide, free of rocks and roots, with a nice layer of cinders, and beautifully scenic.

Come experience it first hand at this year’s Hop River 5K and 10K! See the links on the right for a course map, registration and race day information.

And whether you’re running, volunteering or simply cheering, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Andover Food Pantry.

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169 Society

The First Mile welcomes the members of the 169 Society to the 2014 Hop River 5K & 10K. For more information on this group of devoted runners go to www.debticonn.org.

 Praise for the Hop River 5K and 10K

“I just did the Hop River 10K in Andover, and it was the best ever 10K I have done. It was beautiful, the weather was perfect and it was nice and shady with a nice breeze blowing. I will talk this up in my running club and hope to be back next year!”

Denise S., Orange, CT

4 thoughts on “Hop River 5K & 10K

  1. This was my 25th race this year. The elevation profile notwithstanding, it was mostly slight grades or flat, with the very short hill at the turnaround. The best accollade a race can get is (I’ll be back next year!) I will!

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