Monday, July 4

BETHEL: The John DeMile 40th Annual Firecracker 8K Road Race, at the Bethel Municipal Center . Kids Mini Cracker is $5 and begins at 8 a.m. The Fun Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and the road race starts at 9 a.m. The FunWalk and Road Race ar $15 before June 27 and $20 after. Call Bethel Parks Rec. at 203-795-8591.

Race series

DANBURY AREA TRACK CLUB : Every Wednesday, the Danbury Area Track Club will conduct track workouts tailored to 5k- marathon runners. The club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Danbury High's track. The workouts will be designed by
Weston High School
cross country coach Marty Ogden and Danbury High distance coach Kris Kurjiaka . The club fee is $25 a year. For more infomation contact Marty Ogden at 730-2868 or email mogdenxc@aol.com.


ROXBURY ROAD RACE SERIES: The races in the weekly series, which concludes Dec. 3, will range between 2.4 and 8.3 miles. The series, which averaged about 40 runners a week during the 2004 season, will include The William Burley MidSummer Championship will be held July 9, over a challenging 5.0-mile course. The Bob Lewis

MidAutumn Championship will be held Nov. 5 over a 3.95-mile course that includes a jeep trail. The regular races have no entry fee and the championship runs cost $5 per runner with the proceeds being donated to the
Roxbury Recreation Commission 's park improvement fund. Call Head Director Bob Lewis at (H) (860) 355-0695 or Assistant Director Scott Benjamin at (O) (860) 210-2146, ext. 338 or (H) (860) 354-3521 or BenjaminS@wcsu.edu.