The 2011 Volvo of Stamford Greenwich Cup series of 10 events commences Sunday with the B*Cured Point Perspective cross-country race at 9 a.m. at Tod's Point in Old Greenwich. The 10 events include cross-country and road races, a biathlon, a triathlon, a swim race and a bicycle race.
This Sunday's Point Perspective is a 5-kilometer race through the roads, trails and sandy beach at Tod's Point. A half-mile race for kids will be run, too. The entry fee for the 5K-race is $15 in advance and $20 on the morning of the race.
The second Cup event is the Volvo of Stamford Greenwich
Runners from all around Fairfield County and beyond ran 3.1 miles Saturday in the April Fools' Race for DARE in Easton. Andreas Markakis won the men's race, and Erin Begg captured the women's division.
Karen Newman of Old Greenwich (women's 40-49 division), Wilton's Katherine Stallfort (women's 50-59 division) and Westport's Salvatore Mulia (men's 60-69 division) were among the age-group winners.
Runners were greeted by temperatures in the high 40s with a brisk wind and sunny skies. There were 299 finishers as runners put a long winter behind them to stretch their
Andreas Markakis wasn't surprised when he found himself being challenged entering the last mile of Saturday's April Fool's Race for DARE. He was taken aback that 13-year-old Daniel Schumacher was the one pushing him.
Markakis, 38, pulled away in the last mile of the race at Easton's Samuel Staples Elementary School to win in 17:39. Schumacher, of Naugatuck, took second in 17:57.
"I really had to max out in the last mile,'' Markakis said. "It was a pretty hilly race. In the last mile, I had a little bit more power and that helped me pull away."
Markakis is visiting
Theo Chisholm needed an outlet to cope with stress brought on by the death of her beloved sister, Bettye, 13 years ago. She found it in running. Nine marathons later, the Stamford woman says it's still the best way to clear her head.
"It helped me with the healing,'' says Theo, who will run her third Boston Marathon on April 18. "I had never been serious about running before that. My husband (Sam) says I'm still not serious about it."
Chisholm runs for the same reasons as when she started. She's semi-retired after a long career at IBM, where running helped her handle job-related
Registration is open for the Minute Man 5K, 10K and children's races set for May 1 at Compo Beach in Westport.
The races begin at 7:45 a.m. They are sponsored by the Westport Young Woman's League. Runners can also register to race for several local charities. Complete information and online registration details are available on the race website. Last year, more than 500 runners finished the 5K, and more than 400 completed the 10K.
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Runners will go to the starting line Saturday for the 12th annual April Fool's 5K Race for DARE at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton.
The starting gun goes off at 9:30 a.m. Runners can register online through Thursday and in person on race day beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be a post-race raffle and refreshments, and an awards ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
The 2010 race had 422 finishers and was won by Tim Milenkevich. Rebecca of Blanchard of New York won the women's race, followed by Easton's Kristin Mazzeo.
Complete information is available on the race website.
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Roberta Andreasi runs three times a week, doesn't wear a fancy watch and rarely ventures outside to train. The minimalist marathoner will make her Boston debut when she stands on the starting line at the Boston Marathon on April 18.
"I got this Garmin watch, and I couldn't understand it, so I got rid of it on eBay,'' says Roberta, who lives in Norwalk and works in Stamford. "I don't even tie my hair back when I run. All you see is this big, floppy hair coming at you."
Boston will be the third marathon for Roberta, who also ran the Disney Marathon in 2008 (5:02.30)
Spring arrives Sunday, and there's a race in New Canaan to help kick off the new running season. The Spring Equinox 8-kilometer run leaves the starting line at 3 p.m. at Presbyterian Church on Oenoke Ridge Road.
The course is a challenging run through a rolling course that features a long climb up Turtleback Road. Runners can register through Saturday at the New Canaan New Balance store. Race-day check in begins at 2 p.m.
James Wyper of Darien won last year's event, followed by Stamford's Anatolie Vartosu and Peter Hohmeister. Allison DeMartino of Ridgefield won the women's
The third annual Turn the Corner on Lyme races will be held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on April 10. The walk/run event features 5K and 10K races. Proceeds help support research, education, awareness and innovative treatments for Lyme disease. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the race, with the 10K and 5K runs at 11 a.m. and the 1.5- and 3-mile walks at 11:15.
The event includes food, music and information about Lyme disease. Runners can register online at www.turnthecorner.org/walks or by contacting Orna Grand at or by phone at 4.
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The 2011 Volvo of Stamford Greenwich Cup series of 10 events starts April 10 with the B*Cured Point Perspective cross-country race at 9 a.m. at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich. The 10 events include cross-country and road races, a biathlon, a triathlon, a swim race and a bicycle race.
The April 10 Point Perspective is a 5-kilometer race through the roads, trails and sandy beach at Tod’s Point. There will also be a half-mile race for kids. The entry fee for the 5K- race (3.1 miles) is $15 pre-entry and $20 on the morning of the race.
The second event is the Volvo of Stamford
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