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Tavern Trot Raises More Than $100,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research

Posted on September 17, 2013

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb  In its seventh year the Tavern Trot has reached a milestone now having raised more than $100,000 for pediatric cancer research. Hosted by the Union Street Tavern in historic Windsor, Connecticut on Sunday, September 15, the 3.5 mile trail and road race benefited Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. A special participant was the grandfather of the little girl who started the foundation – he took part just two months after receiving a lung transplant. “This $100,000 is enough to pay for a year of a research project,” said Jason “Jay” Scott, the father of little Alexandra “Alex” Scott who started Alex’s Lemonade Stand outside her Connecticut home to help other children fighting the disease before she lost her…

Tavern Trot in Windsor, Conn. Draws Record Number of Runners

Posted on September 17, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett On yet another glorious weather day gracing the region, the 6th Annual Tavern Trot held September 16 in historic Windsor, Connecticut, drew a record number of participants. Surpassing a goal of seven hundred set by the event planning committee, a preliminary tally showed 742 runners and walkers had signed on by the close of registration at noontime Sunday. “We have a great turnout,” said Mike Deneen, a runner and part owner of the Union Street Tavern that hosted the 3.5 mile road race. Spirits were high for the race that is also a fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization which raises money to fight pediatric cancer. Liz Flynn Scott who grew up in Windsor and is the…

Plans Underway for 6th Annual Tavern Trot in Historic Windsor, Connecticut

Posted on May 5, 2012

Story & Photo by: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Save this date – September 16 – for the 6th annual Tavern Trot in the lovely hamlet of Windsor, Connecticut. Plans are underway for the sixth running of the 3.5 mile race through the historic center of Connecticut’s first town. Hosted by Union Street Tavern, the Tavern Trot is USATF certified and is a qualifier for the Manchester Road Race. Proceeds from the event will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national charity for research to fight childhood cancer. The planning committee held its initial meeting Tuesday night, May 2, at the tavern which is located on 20 Union Street in Windsor Center. “Last year we raised $20,000 and overall have donated $60,000,” noted planning committee member Paul Murray.…