RUNNING

Aug. 9: Bolton XC Classic 5K Race at Bolton High School, 9 a.m. All grass/trail XC course. $10 for students pre-registered and race day, $15 pre-registered, $20 on race day. ptsmith65@yahoo.com or sites.google.com/site/boltonxc.

Aug. 10: Bluff Point Trail Run, Bluff Point State Park, Groton, 8 a.m. For protection of the trails. Limited to 400, hartfordmarathon.com, 860-652-8866

Aug. 16: Corey's Catsup & Mustard 5K Run and Charity Walk, Main Street, Manchester, 6 p.m. Start and finish in front of Corey's Catsup & Mustard. Post-race party. Event benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research; hartfordmarathon.com, 860-652-8866.

Aug. 21: Riverfront Scramble Series, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, 6:30 p.m., hartfordmarathon.com, 860-652-8866.

Aug. 24: Old Wethersfield 5K & 10K, USAT&F Connecticut State 10K Championship, Cove Park, Wethersfield. 5K and 10K, 8:30 a.m. Kid's Fun Runs, 10 a.m. Benefits InterCommunity, Inc., a non-profit agency that deals with mental health issues in our region; hartfordmarathon.com, 860-652-8866.

Sept. 7: HMF Women's Triathlon, Winding Trails, Farmington, 7:30 a.m. swim 1/2 mile loop in Dunning Lake, cycle 12 miles through Farmington and Avon, 5K run through the wide dirt trails in Winding Trails..hartfordmarathon.com , 860-652-8866.

Sept. 14: Surftown Half Marathon and 5K, Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly, R.I., 7:30 a.m. hartfordmarathon.com, 860-652-8866.

Sept. 27: Ray Crothers Memorial 2-mile cross country run sponsored by CCSU Athletic Department and CCSU Alumni Track Club, Stanley Quarter Park, New Britain, 9 a.m. No entry fee. Prizes awarded to first three in each age group. category. On-line registration and information at fasttracktiming.com Race day registration by 8:45 a.m. Contact Eric Blake, 860-832-3054, for more information.

Oct. 11: NU Hartford Marathon, half marathon, marathin team relay, 5K, Kids K, Bushnell Park, Hartford, 8 a.m..hartfordmarathon.com, 860-652-8866.