Ellington Parks and Rec informaton for October

Please visit the parks and recreation website, www.ellington-ct.gov.  Click on town services and click on parks and recreation. A myriad of activities are available to town residents and pre-registration is required. The recreation office phone # is:  860-870-3118. Office hours are: Mondays: 8:30am-6pm; Tues/wed/Thurs: 8:30-4pm; Friday:  8:30am-1:30pm.
Family Fall Fest/5k Road Race
In conjunction with the Ellington Athletic Booster Club and Ellington Volunteer Fire Department, the parks and recreation department will offer a 5K and 3K road race   October 26, 2013. Rain date is October 27.
The race route and starting point will begin at Brookside park, with the starter’s GUN slated to go off at 9am. A 5K course and 3K youth run/kid’s run will be offered. The first 250 registrants will receive a 2013Ellington FALL festival race shirt. All times for the 5K and 3K courses will be monitored and recorded by Platt Systems.
Registration (pre-registration) will be through the town’s active-net on-line system. Fees:  5K: $20.00: 18 and over; $15: under 18; 3K:  $10.00; 5K team of 4:  $75.00.  Kid’s FUN run is free.
Walk for the arts
Slated to be held Oct. 26 at brookside park between 12-2pm during the annual FALL FESTIVAL to be sponsored by the recreation department and Rise Above group. Working in conjunction with the ARTS for LEARNING CONNECTICUT,  the Walk for the ARTS is designed to bring additional awareness to the cultural opportunities within Ellington as well as support an on-going program for people with all disabilities.
Please review the town’s website (parks and recreation) to learn more about how to register and perhaps pledge a small donation.
2013  Holiday (8th grade basketball tournament)
The 2013 Holiday boys basketball tournament (8th grade) will be held on December 27 and 28 at the Ellington Middle School. The tournament is being named in honor of Hunter K. Giroux, a former member of the parks and recreation commission, coach, parent and all-around supporter of town athletics for the past 20 plus years!!
In addition to a concession stand, a program brochure will be available, and any local business that wishes to place an advertisement in the brochure should contact Bob Tedford (rtedford@ellington-ct.gov) no later than Dec. 1.
Coaching Clinic

New and returning youth basketball coaches are welcome to register for Winter-2013-14 coaching clinics in an effort to prepare for the  upcoming season. Two separate clinics will be offered, one for the ‘relatively’ new coach and a second for the ‘experienced’ coach. Please email rtedford@ellington-ct.gov if you wish to be included on the contact list.

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