Record Turnout Expected at 5K Race in Madison

Madison's annual Denali Run the Gantlet race is expecting a record turnout Sunday, and an extra heat is being added to accommodate more runners.

The 5K obstacle course will take place along the Hammonasset Beach shore and features tasks including wall climbs, cargo nets, tire crossings, planks and an aqua run.

With registered participants reaching close to 600, an 11 a.m. heat has been added to compensate for the already filled 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. heats.

Participants are welcome to enjoy a post-race beach party equip with live music, free pizza from Old World Pizza Truck, free beer from Thimble Island Brewing Company and an awards ceremony.

Registration is still open to those who want to join the Denali Run the Gauntlet Team Competition.

Teams will be accepted in categories including: Family Team, Corporate Team, Open Team, and Crossfit Team. The top 3 teams in each category will receive an award, and the first 600 participants to register will receive a technical running shirt.

Proceeds from the Denali Run the Gauntlet race benefits the Shoreline Greenway Trail, a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that works to create a non-motorized continuous trail on the Connecticut shoreline from Lighthouse Point on New Haven Harbor to Hammonasset Beach in Madison.

For more information, visit or call JB Sports at 203-481-5933.

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