Roundup: Minute Man Race, More

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For 42 years, the Minute Man Race has meant many things. It’s one of the area’s top events. It’s a sure sign that spring is here. And it’s a great fundraiser for the Westport Young Woman’s League.

This year, it’s something else: virtual.

Participants can run any time between April 25 and May 2. And you can do it from anywhere. There’s no excuse not to support the WYWL — and the charities they help, throughout the area.

Last year, the WYWL gave $90,000 to local organizations. They’ve distributed over $4.3 million in grants since 1956. Click here for the full list of recipients. .

In addition to the usual 10K run and 5 K run/walk, there’s a new Minute Man Challenge. The fastest combined time for the 5K and 10K runs earns a prize. That’s in addition to the prizes for the top 3 finishers in each event.

Each registrant gets a Minute Man Race t-shirt, and a “digital runner’s packet” with swag from the race sponsors.

Click here for complete details, and registration information. NOTE: The WYWL offers discounts to essential works, students and others.

Questions? Email Minuteman@wywl.com.

The start of a Minute Man Race. This year’s virtual event may have more participants — but it will be less crowded.

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Today’s countdown-to-spring photo, from Webb Road …

(Photo/MaryLou Roels)

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But winter is hanging on. Spotted on Maplewood Avenue:

(Photo/Fiona Hodgson)

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And finally … Nina Simone was born on this day, in 1931 1933. The multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, arranger (and civil rights activist)’s music spanned a broad range of styles, including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel and pop. She died in 2003, at 70.

3 responses to “Roundup: Minute Man Race, More

  1. born on this day, in 1931…She died in 2003, at 70. If she was 70, she either lied about her age or she was born later than 1931. Because no matter when how you add it up, she would have been 72 or 73, depending on the day she died. But it could be that new math they are teaching.

  2. Checks and balances Dan. That would be a F/fail at SHS 😉

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