Faxon Law New Haven Road Race Celebrates 40 Years!
New Haven, CT: http://www.newhavenroadrace.org/ The Faxon Law New Haven Road Race is excited to celebrate its 40th anniversary this Labor Day! The event takes place Monday, September 4 on the New Haven Green. To celebrate 40 years, the race is offering several new amenities including athlete names on race bibs and custom race posters designed by Garry Trudeau for all athletes. The races consist of a half marathon, relay, 5K, Town Fair Tire Kids Fun Run, and the signature 20K.
This year, the race is bringing back an updated version of its classic race logo. Yale graduate and well-known cartoonist of the Doonesbury Comic Strip, Garry Trudeau, designed the inaugural race shirt in 1978 and has done a few updated anniversary logos over the years. The 2017 race logo will be featured on a commemorative race poster to be distributed to the first 5,000 race entrants. The first 200 who make a donation of $75 or more to the Children’s Tumor Foundation receive an autographed copy of the poster! The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to driving research, expanding knowledge and advancing care for millions worldwide who live with neurofibromatosis. To learn more about CTF or how to receive your autographed poster, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faxon Law New Haven 20K again hosts the USATF 20K National Championship. The race expects to feature a number of past champions and U.S. Olympians. This year marks the 26th year a national championship event has been held in New Haven, making the race the longest consecutive USATF Championship race ever.
Another anniversary perk, all runners registered by August 1st receive a customized race bib that will have their name on it.
The event is organized by JB Sports and a team of local volunteers who make up our Board of Directors. New Haven Road Race President, John Courtmanche states “We’ve been fortunate to continually grow and improve throughout our history. We are proud of the longevity of race and the tradition it has become for our runners. The event’s success over the past 40 years is a reflection of the support we receive from the City of New Haven, our sponsors and the local running community.”
The New Haven Road Race would not be possible without the support of Faxon Law Group, title sponsor since 2007. Joel Faxon, founding partner at Faxon Law Group, states, “We are honored to partner once again with this great event in the City of New Haven. The Faxon Law New Haven Road Race is something our firm and the surrounding community are extremely proud to host each year. We are especially thrilled to support an event that donates thousands of dollars each year to local charities, and uses the same platform and mission as our firm’s Community Builder—to empower, enrich, enlighten and engage each member of our community, bringing groups together for the greater good. It’s a legacy that we treasure on behalf of both our staff and our clients.”
Other major sponsors include Trailblazer, Town Fair Tire, McDermott Lexus, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Center for Orthopaedics, TYCO Print & Promo and the City of New Haven. To learn more about the event or to register, visit www.newhavenroadrace.org. Early registration is encouraged; event is limited to 7,000 entrants!