2GHG Iron Horse 5K/10K Trail Race

Newtown , CT

The 2nd Company Governor's Horse Guard presents the 2nd annual 5k/10k trail race. Saturday October 26th 2019. Located across the street from the Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Connecticut this rolling 5k trail race has some elevation pitch to add excitement as well as beautiful picturesque meadows and wooded forest.

The 2nd Company Governor's Horse Guard presents the annual 5K trail race Saturday October 26th, 2019. Knew this year we added in a 10k foot race along the same trail. This rolling trail race has some elevation pitch to add excitement as well as beautiful picturesque meadows and wooded forest.  

The Second Company Governer's Horse Guard (2GHG) is an all-volunteer state organized militia unit,
originally charted in 1808 to protect and escort the Governor.  As an active Cavalry unit, 2GHG continues to serve the Governor and State of Connecticut at the direction of the Connecticut Army National Guard, under the command of the Adjutant General.

The main duties of the unit are as a ceremonial unit, partaking in parades and public services to schools, scouting groups and special needs to educate the public about the history of the State of Connecticute. We are a unit of all walks of life including Veterans of our Armed Forces and are ready to serve at a moment's notice should we get called upon!

In addition to our 5K we have extended the race to a 10K to offer more opportunity for the runners and walkers of the community to share our property.  it is 80 acres of rolling countryside that is gorgeous!  This race also gives participants and spectators another opportunity to come and meet the troopers and a cavalry horse or two.  The race is sponsored by the friends of the Second Governer's Horse Guard.

If you are unable to participate you can still make a donation. All of your generous donations go directly to helping support the The 2nd Company Governor's Horse Guard.

Spend the morning taking in some fresh air and get your picture taken with a few of the four legged locals! 

we are a non-profit organization honoring the traditions of the United States Cavalry

This is a chipped time race
Finishing Medals for every participant
Post race food
Teams are encouraged for both race distances
no refunds

Follow CT-84 to exit 11 and make a left at the bottom of the ramp onto Wasserman Way and a right onto Wildlife Drive. On site registration begins at 7:30 and the 5k/10k trail race starts at 9:00. 


When & Where

Oct 26, 2019


9:00 AM

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