Run the Gauntlet to benefit Shoreline Greenway Trail

by Dan Buckley

August 24, 2012

Join us!  5k race on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Hammonasset Beach State Park!

Trailblazer’s is hosting its first annual “Run the Gauntlet ” 5K race complete with obstacles, sand, live music and fun!  The event takes place on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT.

Race proceeds will benefit Shoreline Greenway Trail!

Participants will attempt to conquer 8-12 obstacles as they run 3.1 miles along the shore of Hammonasset Beach. Obstacles include tires, hay bales, water, cargo nets, & much more! After the race, participants are invited to enjoy a post-race beach party featuring food, refreshments and live entertainment.

How can I join the fun??  You can be one of the “runners” in the 5K race or  you can be a “fundraiser” runner by asking friends and family to donate in your name.  You can be a “supporter” by donating in the name of  a specific runner.  You can come and cheer on the runners as a spectator, and, you can help as a volunteer with Shoreline Greenway Trail during the festivities.

TO REGISTER,  go directly to\donate\sgtrail2012  and follow the  instructions for each of the categories below:

a)  to register as a Participant:

  • Select a ‘Category’:
    • 5K – When selected, you will be expected to pay a $40 entry fee at the end of registration.
    • Donors who have raised $100 or more – your registration fee of $40 is waived.
  • Continue as instructed

b)  to register as a Fundraiser Participant:   5K Participants can ask family and friends to donate to SGT under your name. Each time someone donates under your name, you will be notified and the amount posted.  When the donation amount reaches $100, your registration fee will be waived.

  • Click on ‘Become a Fundraiser’ at the top of the page.  Continue as instructed.

c)  find a Fundraiser to support  (a race Participant):  

  • Enter the First and / or Last name of the person you would like to support and click ‘Search’.  For a list of all the ‘fundraisers’ for the Shoreline Greenway Trail, click ‘Search’  and the list is displayed.  Continue as instructed.
d)  to Donate directly to SHORELINE GREENWAY TRAIL – enter the amount of the contribution in the designated space.  Continue as instructed.
e)   to be a Volunteer at the event, set-up on Saturday, or Sunday, contact Ginny Raff at

For more information about the race,  check out  TrailBlazer’s blog at  (Do not register from this blog)