The Danbury Westerners have figured out a clever way to warm up to winter by sponsoring the highly anticipated annual Chili 5K Run that is being held on February 19 @ 10 a.m.at the Danbury Sports Dome.
The race is part of the Chili Winter Warm Up which is a family festival and chili cook-off also held at the Danbury Sports Dome on Sunday, March 26 at 1:00PM. The course is fast and flat, leaving from the Danbury Sports Dome, rolling into Bethel and back to the Dome. In addition, new for this year is USATF certification for the course.
Runners will be treated with refreshments in the Dome following the race including a hot bowl of chili. Age group awards will be presented in seven different categories and winter ski caps will be provided to the first 250 registrants. There will also be two free Kids Runs inside the Dome starting at 9:15AM. Children ages 5-8 will run one lap, and children ages 9-12 will complete two laps. There is no entry fee, and all registered children will receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last).
For additional information and registration for the Big Chili 5k, please visit www.hitekrecing.com or call (203) 241-4655. For registration for the Kids Run, please visit h
About Danbury Westerners
The Danbury Westerners compete in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, the premiere summer league for college athletes to play competitive, wooden-bat baseball in the New England region. The mission of the Danbury Westerners is to provide summer professional development baseball entertainment in the Greater Danbury CT and NY area to enhance social and economic development and add value to the quality of summer living and vacationing throughout the region. Funded in part by Major League Baseball, in 2017 the Danbury Westerners will be celebrating 23 years in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. To date 20 former Danbury Westerners have made the Major Leagues, and over 50 former Westerners were playing professional baseball in 2016