Friday, May 10, 2019

Fun Run in Simsbury, May 23

The annual road races on Iron Horse Blvd in Simsbury are back for a 17th year with a great new partner, UConn Health. The UConn Health Half Marathon, 10K and 5K on June 2 offers a distance for everyone and a great family fun day for spectators too. Join a free course preview fun run with Team HMF on Thursday, May 23, at 6:00 pm. Sign-up form and details below!

The 4-mile fun run will cover a portion of the course along the trail. Team HMF co-captain Susan Rubenstein will lead. Following the run, all are welcome to join the group at Iron Horse Pub for happy hour. 

Meet Susan 
Susan Rubenstein has been a resident of Simsbury for over 30 years and is a co-captain of Team HMF. She fell in love with Simsbury at first sight, decided to raise her family there and finds its scenic roads, flowered bridge, farms and beautiful trails have only added to her love of running. After many years, many miles and many races, Susan still enjoys weekly runs with friends and loves how Simsbury has kept its beauty and charm as it has grown into a thriving community. 

Susan enjoys working and teaching in Simsbury at one of the local gyms and has made a career in health and fitness with her business, Yoga Be Fit. She coaches runners, volunteers for Girls on the Run, teaches town employees and local residents in various fitness classes and supports runners’ training. 

As the first Mother/Daughter team for the Team HMF ambassador program 4 years ago, Susan shares her love of running with her daughter, Elanna. Together they are seen at many HMF races running, volunteering and sharing time together. When Susan's daughter Mindy visits from NYC, the three of them always find a race they can enjoy together. Susan lives in Simsbury with her husband, Kenny, and two dogs, Rudy and Delilah. 

“Nothing is better than bonding with your kids through the love of running.” 

Course Preview Fun Run 
Sign-up HERE (please fill out in advance)
Date: Thursday, May 23
Time: 6 PM
Location: Simsbury Meadows, meet by the playground area (near the start line for the UConn Health Half Marathon, 10K, 5K)
Distance: 4 miles on the trail at Iron Horse
Parking: Public parking is available off Iron Horse Blvd
Water and cups will be available for runners, no other amenities provided.

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