Love our program and want to donate? Any donation is welcome and needed!
Online registration is closed at this time. Please come to the fairgrounds in the cow palace on Friday from 6-8pm or on Saturday morning from 7-8:45 am to register in person.
Want a great way to start the holiday season?
Join us for Jingle All the Way 5K
December 16, 2018
at Powder Ridge Park in Middlefield, CT! Registration is open now!
Register before 12/7 for a guaranteed prize.
Save the Date!
Go Far Go Fast
June 1, 2019
Join us June 1 for Go Far Go Fast Go Medieval at Durham Fairgrounds;
Click button above for all the details.
For many, this will be your child’s first running race. Whether new to racing or not, we want it to be a fun and safe experience. This race will be a kid friendly event for boys and girls in preschool through 12th grade, as well as a 5K for grownups! Children 7th grade and up will race as well as volunteer as mentors to guide the younger children through the race course. Many will have experienced Go Far at school, but this event will be open to the public. Kids will decorate race numbers, do a special warm-up, race a timed event with music and lots of people to cheer them on, receive cool awards and have a terrific experience. The race will take place at the famed Durham Fair Grounds and will be closed to traffic.
Discounted Fee Deadline: May 15, 2019
Online Registration Deadline: May 28
Fees $15 per person, $20 after May 15
Sorry, No guaranteed prize after May 15.
All fee dollars help maintain Go Far.
Youth mentors provided for all events. Parents, we need you for cheering, or run yourselves in the first race!!
Please choose no more than one race per child.
Kids from Preschool to 12th grade eligible to race, as well as adults 18+.
Rain or Shine (No refunds)
Registration/race bib pick up @ fairgrounds on Fri. 5/31 from 6-8 pm & Sat 6/1 from 7:00- 8:45am.
Races start promptly at 8:00.
Race Bag Pick-Up 5/31 6-8 p.m; 6/1 7:00-8:45am
8:00 Adult 5K ages 18+ AND 5K Grades 7-12
8:45 1 mile grades 7-12
9:00 5K awards
9:30 Little tots-“Bean” age 4 and under
9:45 ½ mile- age 6 and under
9:55 1 mile- boys up to 6th grade
10:00 1 mile- girls up to 6th grade
10:25 2 mile- up to 6th grade
Awards following finish of 2 mile race
2015 Super Hero Awards!
WHAT WE DO.
Go Far serves children in Regional District 13, the towns of Middlefield and Durham, CT. Our program currently runs during recess at 2 elementary schools (grades 1-4) and one middle school (grades 4-6). In the elementary schools, students run or walk laps and have their mileage recorded by a mentoring adult. Students are given small prizes (like Legos on a necklace, or charms) every mile, a t-shirt at 26.2 miles, and other prized for multiple marathons in each academic year.
HOW WE WORK.
Children benefit and learn about the importance of achieving a long term goal through our structured program. Volunteer coordinators are at each of the 3 schools, and these people organize the program and direct volunteer parents to come in, record mileage and hand out popcicle sticks and mileage charms.
WHO WE ARE.
Go Far is organized entirely by high spirited volunteers. Parents and community mentors are the backbone of the program ensuring it's yearly success. The Go Far Go Fast race committee is made up of the board of Go Far, all volunteers, who coordinate members from the community to help on race day. Go Far has run since 2005 with the support of District 13 schools, The Durham Middlefield Wellness Coalition, and many businesses and organizations that share our mutual goals in building a healthy community.
WHAT WE BELIEVE.
We believe in our kids and their ability to achieve anything they set their minds to! At Go Far, children learn that honesty, hard work and perseverence create better people and a happier community.