On Thursday, August 16 Oddfellows Playhouse will hold the 2nd Annual Rubber Chicken Run, a 5K Cross Country race on the grounds of Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate and Mercy High School. The race is open to men and women, as well as a children’s ½ mile Fun Run for children ages 13 and under. The Fun Run begins at 6 PM, and the 5K Cross Country race begins at 6:30 PM. The family friendly event features food from local vendors and live music from The 9th Wave surf band.
The Rubber Chicken Run is a fundraiser to support the high quality performing arts programs offered at Oddfellows Playhouse as well as scholarships to provide access for students of all means. The race is $20 per runner (age 14 and up) in advance, $25 per runner on the day of the race, and $75 per team of five runners. Teams must register before the day of the race and send their registration materials in together. Advanced registration closes Tuesday August 14th. Parking is available at Mercy High School and the Wadsworth Mansion.
The Rubber Chicken Run has been made possible through the generous support of Pratt & Whitney, Triple Frog, LLC and Guilmartin, DiPiro and Sokolowski, CPAs, Dzialo, Pickett & Allen, P.C., Iron Scissors, Fusion Bakery, The Community Health Center, Chabaso Bakery, Done on the Run, LLC., ProHealth Physicians Middlesex Pediatrics, and Illiano’s Pizzeria and Restaurant.
Oddfellows uses high quality arts programs, classes and performances to help young people ages 3 to 20 build self confidence and learn teamwork, cooperation and respect for others. It serves 1,500 students a year from 40 different communities throughout Connecticut.
Interested runners can visit www.rubberchickenrun.com for more information and registration forms.