The popular MxCC Foundation Scholarship Road Race has been revamped for the October 25 race date to feature new 5k and 10k running courses and a return of the 4k walking course. All races for this fundraising event begin at 10 a.m. in the lower parking lot on the MxCC campus in Middletown, and all courses travel through wooded areas, farmland, and along local reservoirs. Registration forms, which are available by visiting mxcc.edu/roadrace, can be submitted anytime online, by mail or in person on race day (beginning at 8:30 a.m.). Entry fees range from $15 to $30 depending on the race, with discounts available for MxCC students and faculty.
“This is such a great fall event, bringing together runners and walkers of all abilities who wish to challenge themselves physically while helping MxCC provide scholarships to deserving students,” said Jay Keiser, chairperson of the MxCC Scholarship Race Committee. “I recently ran the 10k course and can report that it has everything a runner could want – varied terrain, beautiful scenery, and a fast downhill run that turns into a fairly level run to the finish line at the College. This will be the best race yet.”
The race is timed by Sneero and all runners will have bibs with timing chips. All runners receive a long-sleeved shirt, and there will be awards for the top runners overall (male and female), MxCC faculty and staff winners, and for the top three men and women in the different age divisions of the 5k and 10k.
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.