This site was established in 2002 as a way to provide a service to the minor high school sports, such as cross-country, indoor track, and outdoor track & field. Typically, these sports are not covered in-depth by any other media. This site provides the following information: The Meriden Fun Run, Schedules, results, photos, city history results, cool running links, records, and more.
Link to Meriden Fun Run Results
Maloney vs. Platt, and Photo's
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2016 SUMMER FUN RUN SERIES YEAR 46
Sponsored by the Meriden Parks and Recreation.
Location: Platt High School, Directions: Platt HS
Time: 6:30 PM, this is a free run.
Dates: Every Wednesday from June 22nd - August 17th
Where: Race starting line is near the Platt track, rear of school, a flat 3 mile course,
using part of the new Linear Trail along Hanover pond in South Meriden, out and back course.
Summer Fun Run program, sponsored by the Meriden Parks and Recreation, will launch its 46th season Wednesday June 22, 2016, at the Platt High School Track. Great opportunity for summer conditioning for cross country runners ,conditioning for casual runners, and also provide children or adults who had an interest in running an opportunity to enter the sport. The free Fun Runs are every Wednesday during summer vacation ending on Wednesday August 17th. The weekly race begins at the Platt High School Track, with a 3 mile race (all ages welcome) and a 3/4 mile child race. The starting time for all races will be 6:30 PM sharp. Results are posted in the Record-Journal newspaper on Thursday or Friday, in the sports section. Call Fred at 203-235-5259, or email me if you need additional information.
News Article below by the Record Journal June 2016
SUMMER SCENE: Meriden’s Fun Run series launches June 22 MERIDEN — Distance runners unite. The starting gun for the Meriden Parks & Recreation’s Summer Fun Run series is about to sound. The Fun Run, which dates back to 1970, will again run on Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m. at Platt High School starting next week, June 22, and continuing through August 17. Fun Run Director Fred Bucchieri has mapped out a three-mile course around Oregon Road, Coe Avenue and near Hanover Pond. The nine-race schedule will go off rain or shine, barring a thunderstorm or extreme weather. Bucchieri said the Fun Run attracts 15-20 runners a week. He welcomes anyone else to show up on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. next to the Platt High School track. The event is free. “It’s a good opportunity to get a race in,” Bucchieri said. “It’s popular with cross country runners who want to get some summer work in. We also have several recreational runners. It’s a good mix, but we would love to have more. This is open to all runners in and out of Meriden.” Bucchieri sets up the cones and times the runners. He gathers the results for the runners to compare times from week to week. He plans to post them online and submit times to the Record-Journal. In addition to the three-mile race, there is 3/4-mile race around the Platt fields offered to children.
Race 7 photo, 8-3-16
Race 8 photo, 8-10-16
Race 9 photo, 8-17-16
Fun Run Course 2016
"Running down a dream"
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