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Plenty of parking on NFA campus and on side streets. Please access campus via Joseph Perkins Road. Be aware of road closures and “no parking” due to the parade.

Due to road closures associated with the race and the parade, please use the following directional maps to assist you in getting to the event:

Directions to Parking – Points North & West

Directions to Parking – Points South & East


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Packet Pickup
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Race Start Times
HMF FitKids Run: 10:30 AM
5K: 11:00 AM

Post Race Award Presentation
All participants and spectators are invited back to the Norwich Free Academy Gymnasium for the awards ceremony.

Post Race Party
A delicious variety of soups provided by Matthews Catering for all runners and volunteers.


logo_reliance_healthMental health diagnoses affect 1 in 4 or nearly 60 million Americans every year. More importantly, many individuals who are diagnosed CAN and DO RECOVER! Your support in the Winterfest 5K will help stomp out the stigma surrounding mental health.

Reliance Health, Inc. is a non-profit community mental health center with a mission to enhance health through mental wellness. They serve over 800 adults annually through 30+ programs with the compassion and dedication of 300 employees. For over 39 years, Reliance Health has helped people positively progress in their lives by partnering with adults to advance their day to day life skills such as cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, transportation and budgeting. Reliance Health programs also help individuals find and preserve stable housing, advance their educational goals, gain career experience, develop social networks and maintain employment.

For more information on Reliance Health, please follow us on Facebook.

Donations to Reliance Health can be made here or mailed to 40 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360.

For sponsorship information, please contact Nicole Reynolds at ext. 275 or nreynolds@reliancehealthinc.org.