Lace up your shoes for the Cross-Connecticut Run for Mental Health Awareness (CCR)! In this group running challenge, you will traverse the state of Connecticut north to south along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (FCT). This is a fundraiser for two worthy organizations: Mental Health Connecticut and the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. The CCR will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019, starting at 6:00 am.
The route begins at the northern end of the FCT in West Suffield, CT and follows the FCT for roughly 56 miles to its terminus on the harbor in New Haven, CT, leading runners through rural, suburban, and urban centers through the state. The course is scenic and flat — very flat — the entire way.
This is not a race. We are organizing this event to give runners the opportunity to support some of the more important things in life: physical activity and wellness, helping others, and the chance to run across an entire state (pretty cool and a bonus perk of being in one of our country’s smallest states).