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Riverfront/City of Groton 5K Foot Pursuit

09/18/2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


City of Groton Partners with Riverfront Children’s Center to Bring Back Popular Seaside 5K Road Race

Groton, CT –The Riverfront/City of Groton 5K Foot Pursuit to benefit Riverfront Children’s Center will be held Saturday, September 18 at 9:30 AM at Eastern Point Beach. Over 150 participants are expected to run, walk, and celebrate our community that supports children and families.
The City of Groton, Groton Police, and Groton Parks and Recreation are partnering with Riverfront Children’s Center to bring back a popular Annual 5K Run/Walk. The 5k race and the 1.3-mile walk will begin and end at Eastern Point Beach, 1 Beach Pond Rd. Groton, CT. The event is family-friendly and appeals to all age groups and abilities. Strollers, wheelchairs and wagons are welcome!

Bring the whole gang and help support Riverfront Children’s Center’s vital early childhood education programs. Refreshments will be provided to all participants, and family friendly lawn games will be set up onsite for your enjoyment. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers and all participants’ results can be posted online.

Race fees are $25 pre-registered by August 18 and $30 after August 18 and on race day. There is also a walker’s rate of $10 at any time. Free t-shirts will be given to those who pre-register. Participants should plan to arrive early to pick up their bibs and tracking devices.

In person registration/check-in begins at 9am. Register and/or donate online today at

Riverfront Children’s Center provides high-quality, affordable early care and education, while comprehensively nurturing the unique needs of children and their families. By partnering with the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, we provide a safety net to New London county families through housing, food and clothing assistance. 90% of our families receive a tuition subsidy and 58% come from single-parent households. The services that Riverfront Children’s Center offer allow our families to pursue meaningful employment in the community and the resources to provide for their families.

Please contact Michele Deane, Development Coordinator, at Riverfront Children’s Center at 860-445-8151 to become a sponsor, make a donation, or with any other questions.


9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The Riverfront Children’s Center
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Eastern Point Beach
1 Beach Pond Rd, Groton, CT
Groton, CT 06340 United States
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