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Mark Twain Redding Road Race
May 7, 2023
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About The Mark Twain Redding Road Race
The Mark Twain Redding Road Race is a popular half-marathon held annually on 7 May in Redding, Connecticut. This event features unique scenery and a challenging course that winds through the beautiful countryside of Fairfield County. The race starts at the intersection of Route 107 and Main Street in downtown Redding, before heading north through the hills, villages and farmland of this rural area.
The route takes runners along quiet back roads with views of rolling fields, quaint houses and grazing horses as they pass by. Along the way there are also gorgeous vistas of nearby lakes and streams for some added natural beauty to enjoy during the run. It’s easy to see why this race is so popular amongst local runners!
In terms of weather conditions, May usually brings mild temperatures with lots of sunshine making it ideal running conditions – not too hot or cold – perfect for those looking to achieve their personal best time! Crowds tend to be quite large at this event with plenty of family members and friends cheering along from start to finish line adding an extra layer excitement throughout the entire race day experience.
Finally what makes this half marathon even more special is its connection to author Mark Twain who lived in Redding between 1908-1910 while writing some his most famous works such as “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” . There are several statues honoring him around town which participants get to view up close during their runs making it an especially memorable experience . All things considered , if you’re looking for an enjoyable yet challenging Half Marathon then look no further than The Mark Twain Redding Road Race !