Contacts: Shaye A. Roscoe
203-924-7462
shayeroscoe@BGC-LNV.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Registration Now Open for Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race

Shelton, CT, October 5, 2020 – Registration is now open for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley’s annual Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race, sponsored by Greco & Haines. Now in its 18th year, this year’s race is a virtual format for the first time ever. Participants can run anywhere they choose within the timeframe of the race as long as it equals 5k (3.1 miles). The race timeframe is from 8 am on Thanksgiving morning—our traditional race start time—through 8 pm on Sunday, November 29. To register, go to www.BGC-LNV.org and click the Commodore Hull link.

Registration is the same low fee as always, including free registration for seniors 70+ and $10 registration for grammar and high school students. All registered runners will receive a long-sleeve race shirt and race bib. Runners can use the RaceJoy app to time themselves, or they can use another device such as an Apple Watch or Fitbit and upload their time manually to the race website. Timing services are provided by our longstanding timer, FastTrack Timing LLC. Race results will be posted on our website in the days after the closing of the race window, and will also be available through FastTrack on their website and their mobile app, which is available for download from the Apple app store.

Runners using RaceJoy will receive progress alerts while they run as well as their official end time. Family and friends can track runners on the app as well, and send virtual “cheers.” RaceJoy is free to our runners and spectators.

A virtual opening ceremony, much the same as our usual live race day opening ceremony, will be available on social media for the start of the race.

Full details about this year’s race, including an FAQ, are available on the race website at www.BGC-LNV.org/commodore-hull-race.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, visit www.BGC-LNV.org.