Nick B. Memorial Site

 

 

Welcome

Nick Biancucci Memorial Site  

 

Nick passed away as a result of a car accident on July 7th, 2006. He was on his way back to work at 4:30 in the afternoon. The simple, honest intent here was to create something positive from something tragic. We decided to do something for the current and future youth of Harwinton. We completed construction of two outdoor basketball courts in Harwinton. The courts are located within the new Harwinton Sports Complex located at the end of Bentley Drive in Harwinton. They were completed in 2009.

We are continuing to hold the following fundraiser : The Harwinton 5k Road Race. This is our continued commitment to our son Nick and to the town of Harwinton.

The 9th Annual Harwinton Road Race will take place on Sunday, June 26th 2016. The race will again start and finish at the new Harwinton Sports Complex located at the end of Bentley Drive. We welcome both walkers and runners. Please click on the LINK below for additional information.

I’d like to extend a most sincere thanks to all those who have either donated to our cause or have participated in either the golf tournament or the road race over the last few years.

9th Annual Harwinton Road Race

Sunday June 26th, 2016

This year marks our 9th year of holding the Harwinton 5k Road race. Here’s a brief history. We originally held the Road Race in 2008 with the Start and Finish located at the Harwinton Fairgrounds. We were able to complete the construction of the Basketball Courts (formally named the Nick Biancucci Memorial Basketball courts) the following summer of 2009. The proceeds from the Road Race originally went toward the construction of the courts. (now toward maintaining them as well as a Scholarship in memory of Nick). As the basketball courts were completed just in time ( LITERALLY)- we re-located the Road Race route to both start and finish at the basketball courts. We held the Grand Opening of the courts at the conclusion of the 2009 Road Race as well. It went great !! The last change came in 2011 when we reversed the road race course route. This provided less of a challenge to the runners. (The new and improved “route map” is outlined for your viewing below) So, with all the above, we are about to venture into the 9th Annual Harwinton 5k Road Race. Hopefully you can join us this year to either run or walk. If you haven’t experienced this race as yet, we have a live band that will entertain you before, during and after the race. We also have Italian Ice brought in from Vecchitto’s Italian Ice.. out of Middletown Ct. If you’ve never had their Italian Ice- SINCE 1932 by the way) you DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING. It is clearly the WORLD’S BEST Italian Ice. So PLEASE plan your morning on Sunday June 26th (10:30Am Start) to be with us. You will be more than happy that you made us part of your day!! We continue to give out a GREAT, Quality T-shirt to all registered participants too!! (Registration info below as well). Thanks All. We’re really looking forward to seeing you out there.

Most Sincerely,

Jerry Biancucci

Race Director  

2016 HARWINTON 5k ROAD RACE

This year’s Harwinton Road Race will be on:  Sunday, June 26thnd 2016.

The race will start at 10:30AM.  

Pre-Registration is $20.00- up till Sunday, June 19thth, 2016.

Registration as of June 20th up to and including Race Day- $25.00

All participants receive a Tee Shirt.   

Walkers Welcome !!

Awards, Prizes, Refreshments at conclusion of race.

Once again, the 5k Race will both Start and Finish at the Nick Biancucci Memorial Basketball Courts located on  Bentley Drive in Harwinton, Ct. Please click on the Harwinton Road Race Link below to access additional information to include directions and to download a Registration form.

Proceeds from the Road Race will go towards improvements and maintenance at the basketball courts. Also we continue to honor a scholarship in memory of Nick for a Lewis Mills High School Graduate. 

 We hope you can be a part of our day once again. If you’ve yet to experience this event, and can make plans to come and run, walk or watch- I guarantee it will be more than worth your while.

Thanks in advance for your consideration. I sincerely look forward to seeing you there this year !!

 

Click on one of the Photos Below

To See How the Courts Came Together

2009 Harwinton 5k and Basketball Court Dedication Ceremony

          

 

 

Harwinton Road Race

 

 

Donations Can Be Submitted Below or Made Payable to "  Harwinton 5k Road Race "  and Mailed Directly to :

Town of Harwinton Recreation Dept.

100 Bentley Dr. P.O. Box 66

Harwinton, CT 06791

For Any Questions Please Contact (860) 605-3536 or Email at [email protected]