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Danbury Chili Winter Warm Up Tasting + Contest and 5K Heats up February!

30 Jan

Chili…it’s one of the best things about winter and one of the best ways to deal with winter.  That’s not to say that you can’t have chili during warmer months, but nothing warms you up better than a piping hot bowl of beefy, tomatoey, beany chili.  We know you love your chili, so we’re going to let you know about a tradition in Danbury:  the Chili Winter Warm Up.  Just stop by the Danbury Ice Arena on 2/10 from 1-4 and taste and vote for some mouth-watering entries in the chili competition.  Tickets are $5 per person or $15 for the family…nice deal.  And, you’ll want to bring your family because there will be lots of activities for them, lots of entertainment, and you’ll be able to get discounted public skating!

Before all of this, though, you’ll be able to take part in The Big “Chili” 5K race.  It’s taking place during the same day, 2/10, but will start at 10:30 on the CityCenter Danbury Green.  The race will then loop back around and contestants will end up right back where they started.  The entry fee is $25 up until February 7, and $30 from 2/8 until race day.  If you’re registering on race day, please make sure that you get to Danbury Green from 9-10:15.  If you pre-registered, make sure to come by from 9-10:15 to prep, stretch, and pick up your info.  Also, here’s an added incentive to register:  the first 200 people will get t-shirts…scoreee.

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Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K: Racing for Fairfield’s Finest, Pizza, Bragging Rights, and a Post-race Party

27 Sep

Colony Grill is holding its second annual Colony Grill Post Road Hot Oil 5K going on Sunday, November 11, 2012.  The race  starts at 9 AM outside of the Fairfield train station then ends up in front of Colony Grill in Fairfield.  No, you’re not going to run to the one in Stamford, but if you don’t believe us check out the course map.  Proceeds from the race will be used to help support Fairfield’s finest and bravest.

There are only 1,000 running slots and no race day registration, so you want to make sure that you say you’ll be racing as soon as possible.  Do that by registering online or at Colony Grill Fairfield.  Registration is $30 or $20 if you are a member of the Fairfield Police or Fire Department.  Please note, there’s also a Kids Fun Run that starts at 8:45. 

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