2016 April Fools 5K and 1/2 Marathon Road Race

USATF Certified Races

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Races start at 9:30 AM

5k Walk Challenge starts at 9:40 AM

15 Great Hillwood Rd., Moodus, CT 06469

The East Haddam Community Lions Club holds its Annual April Fools Road Race on the First Saturday of April each year.  

Race Date:  April 2, 2016

Registration begins at 8:00 and the Races start at 9:30

Registration Fees:

5k Run - $20 online; $25 mail in

5k Walk Challenge - NEW - $20 online; $25 mail in

1/2 Marathon - $45 online; $50 mail in

Register Online

Download Registration Form

New this year - 5k Walk Challenge - Stride with Pride

Join the East Haddam Community Lions Club in their efforts to get everyone out walking!

If you don't think you can walk a 5k road course, this is the opportunity for you to join others who feel the same way but are willing to get out there and try.  

East Haddam Recreation Department Couch-to-5K Training Program:

A "5K" race is 3.1 miles. We're here to help you achieve your goal of running or walking your first 5K race!  Too many people have been turned off of running/walking simply by trying to start off too fast. This program will teach you how to start slow- and build up to your goals- with a community to keep you on track! Our first goal will be the East Haddam Community Lions April Fools Day Race!  Our second goal, should you accept our challenge, the East Haddam Lions Triathlon!

  • Deb Anino will lead our group sessions each week
  • You will have goals to work on independently throughout the week
  • There will be a walking group and a running group
  • We will have an organizational meeting to set up a schedule, answer all of your questions, and get to know your partners.
  • Informational Meetings for both the walking and the running programs:
    • Sunday, Nov. 15th at 4:00 pm  OR
    • Monday, Dec. 14th at 7:00 pm
    • Both meetings will be held at the Senior Center


The Courses have been professionally measured and certified.  

5K Course

Half Marathon Course


Bookmark this site so you'll know where to come for results, photos, and information about this popular event.

The April Fools Road Race takes place within the Moodus section of the Town of East Haddam. Come check out this beautiful yet challenging course that is frequented by local families, running enthusiasts, and top level local runners.

Walkers are welcome in the 5K race only.  We also offer chip scoring, mile splits and water stops.

Refreshments are available for runners before and after the event.  An award ceremony will be held after each race.  Trophies are awarded to the overall Male and Female runners in each race.  Medals are awarded to the top 3 runners in each race category.  All runners in the half marathon will be awarded medals.

There is a free Children's Fun Run for children ages 7 and under.  Register the morning of the race.  The Fun Run begins right after the start of the regular races.  Prizes will be awarded to all participants.

Online registration and payment are available.  Registration forms and payment can also be sent to EHCL Road Race, c/o Chris vanValkenburg, 54 Great Hillwood Road, Moodus, CT 06469. Make checks payable to East Haddam Community Lions Club Foundation (EHCLCF).

See you at the Races!

Congratulations to our 2015 Winners!

  Half Marathon Male Winners

  1st place #9 William Goodman with a time of 1:22:46

  2nd place #26 Chris Shulten with a time of 1:23:15



Half Marathon Female Winners  

1st place #29 Shaleen Thody with a time of 1:49:11  

2nd place #147 Sarah Anderson with a time of 1:49:21  





  5K winners with Lion President Marcy Masci

  1st Place Overall Male - Joe Plude with a time of 19:22

  1st Place Overall Female - Emily Sienna with a time of 21:38




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