Lyme Road Race

Lyme Road Race 5K run and 2-mile walk will be held on Saturday April 2nd, 2016. The race takes place at the beautiful Ashlawn Farm in Lyme, Connecticut

The race supports the good work of the Lyme Ambulance Association, which provides “no-cost to the patient” emergency and basic-care ambulance services to residents of Lyme.

Start time is 9am, with registration and packet pick-up from 7.30am. See the course map and registration details.  Awards will be presented to the male and female winners and to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: U-12; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+.169

After your race, you and your family can enjoy some of Connecticut’s best coffee at Ashlawn Farm.

Ashlawn Farm

Chip and Carol Dahlke have offered the use of their historic Ashlawn Farm to stage the Lyme Road Race.

The farm was bought by Chip’s grandfather, Ray Harding in 1909. Ray ran a successful dairy farm on the 100 acre property while also serving as State Senator from Lyme. Ray’s son Sam took over the farm and continued the dairy tradition until 1996 when Sam’s nephew Chip bought the farm.

He and his wife are no longer dairy farmers, but their farm is home to one of the most renowned coffee roasters in the state, a large and successful farmer’s market, and many events that benefit local charities, such as the Lyme Road Race.

Lyme Ambulance Association

Lyme Ambulance Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 by John Yeomans. Since then, the association’s volunteers have answered more than 5,000 calls. Services are provided free to the patient and are funded not by Lyme tax revenues but by private donations from the community.

It is one of New England’s few remaining “no-cost to the patient” emergency and basic-care ambulance services. Donations are essential to the organization’s existence, so feel free to learn more about the Lyme Ambulance Association and donate online.

Woodland trail in Old LymeLyme Land Conservation Trust

The race organizers would like to thank the Lyme Land Conservation Trust in preserving Lyme’s natural resources, including the woodland trails we all love to run along. The Lyme Land Conservation Trust was founded in 1966 as a non-profit whose mission is to “conserve Lyme’s natural, scenic, and historic land and water resources”. They have, to date, acquired and protected 3000 acres of “woodlands, craggy hills, working farm fields, and bird-filled marshes” while maintaining an extensive network of trails.