Tuesday, January 17, 2017

O'Shenanigans in Southington kicks off O'race challenges

We’re excited for March – not only because it signals the end of winter but because HMF will be back in full swing with four O’races, including a brand new one in Southington! There are also two challenges to choose from that will up your ante on bringing the big bling home.  In 8 short weeks, we’ll be ready to make your winter training worth every see-your-breath, don’t-feel-your-toes-until-mile 2 moment.  

Lucky Challenge medal
The NEW O’Shenanigans race in Southington and Cheshire won’t disappoint.  A serene flat and fast 5K along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and surrounding roads will be topped off with a brewery party at the hip new Kinsmen Brewing Company.  Celebrate your finish with handcrafted beer, munchies and a sparkly medal.

Each O’race will feature different swag, with event medals that will join together to form a glittery green three-or four-leaf clover if you join the Trinity or Lucky Challenges, respectively.  Just register for your choice of O’races by February 27 and we’ll reward you with the magic middle piece to connect your clover medals together (provided at the last of your 3 or 4 races in Niantic or Hartford).  If you take the 4-race Lucky Challenge, you’ll also earn a custom series pint glass, pick it up in Hartford after the race.

Note - register for each event individually. 
Earn your first O’race medal and a festive and versatile seamless bandana, great for a face-warmer, neck gaiter, headband or hoorag. Get in on the inaugural race from Southington through Cheshire with a kickin’ post-race party at the brand new Kinsmen Brewing Company with food by Sauced.

The beautiful northeast corner of the state is the backdrop for the 2nd race in the series.  Earn a newly designed, signature Irish O’beanie hat and your second chance at a sparkly medal.  Enjoy a mouth-watering corned beef sandwich on a pretzel roll from Courthouse Bar & Grille – washed down with an ice cold brew.

Head down to this quaint shoreline community for another flat and fast course.  You’ll earn a pair of screaming Irish green knit running gloves and the third opportunity for a clover medal.  Note, if O’Niantic is your third and final race of the Trinity series, you’ll pick up the middle piece for your clover after the race. 

With start and finish in Bushnell Park, the biggest O’race is better than ever.  We’re in the works on creating a craft beer event post-race party to cap off the St. Paddy’s Day race festivities.  Earn the last of the glittery green medals and custom knit running socks covered in green shamrocks.  Pick up the middle piece for your clover after the race along with the custom Lucky Challenge pint glass (for those that ran all four O’races only).

Slainte!

6 comments:

  1. Is there a way to register for all 4 at once?

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  2. Hi Angie - Unfortunately, no. Because we want to make it open for people to choose whichever 3 events if they want to be part of the Trinity, it would have been really confusing to try to offer all the series options in one registration. But, if you use your Athlinks account within ChronoTrack, all of your conformation will be saved so you don't have to repeat everything. Hope that helps. Thanks for running with us!

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  3. Hi Beth!
    What is the starting time for all 4 races? I didn't see it posted while registering.

    Thanks,

    Jeff Ward

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  4. If we didn't register by 2/10 will we still be able to get the piece for the middle of the medal for all 4 races?

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  5. Hi I was trying to sign up my family for the race March 11 in Southington. We are all from Southington. I believe it says it's full?

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  6. Hi Ms. Shluger, I noticed the O’Shenanigan is sold out, I am a veteran and currently returning from travel and wanted to participate in the race. Is the organization taking walk-up or standby registrations?

    Thanks

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