Lecture: History of the Litchfield Hills Road Race
Date: May 22, 2016
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Age(s): All
Fee: Free for members; $5 for non-members
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Description: This June, about 1,500 runners and thousands of spectators will turn out for the 40th running of the Litchfield Hills Road Race. In addition to being the biggest event in town, the LHRR is one of the most enduring and best-loved road races in New England. It's a race in which local runners compete alongside some of the best athletes in the world, which is exactly what its founder, Litchfield native Joe Concannon, dreamed it would be. In this talk Lou Pellegrino, the author of a new book about the race, will discuss the rich history of the LHRR, and the traditions, stories, and local legends that make it one of Litchfield's favorite events. Lou Pellegrino lives in Litchfield with his wife and three kids. He is a social studies teacher at Avon High School and runs the race each year with his family and friends.