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22nd Annual
Diane Burr Memorial
5K Flag Run/

Sunday Nov. 12, 2023


When:  Sunday, November 12, 2023

        Start Time: Fun Run-2 PM, 5K-2:15 PM

Where:  Thomaston,  CT

Starting Line: Clay Street behind the Thomaston Opera House. 

Registration Fee: $25 if registered before 11/8, $30 after 11/8 (register in-person at the race)


Our organization is dedicated to aiding individuals and families who have been stricken by cancer. Established in 2002 after Diane lost her battle with cancer, the fund has aided families and supported organizations who help patients battle the disease. We also support the Thomaston Food Pantry & Crisis Fund and other local charities. 


Eleven years ago we decided to also promote wellness in the community and have donated a portion of the proceeds to the Thomaston Track and Tennis Facility at Nystrom's Park. The new park is a wonderful asset enjoyed by residents of all ages.

The race is also a time to honor our Veterans and remember all those who lost their lives on 9-11. Diane and Mike were instrumental in organizing the Flag Run Across America and the 50 state flags collected during the run hang as a remembrance at our finish line. 


Additional Information


  • Restrooms are available

  • Water is available on the course and at the finish line.  Snacks will be provided at the finish line following the race.

  • T-shirts will be provided for the first 150 registrants.  We will do our best to accommodate sizes, but they are not guaranteed.

Bib & Shirt Distribution: 

  • Bibs and shirts may be picked up the day of the race at the starting line on Clay Street across from the Covenant Church.

Cost & Registration: 

  • You may register for the run online or by mail prior to 11/8/23 for the cost of $25.  After 11/8, online registration will be closed, but you may register day of the race in-person for the cost of $30.

  • No refunds will be given once registered.

  • Event will occur rain or shine.


  • See Course Map.

  • Directions to Event - Rte. 8 to exit 39. West off ramp into downtown Thomaston. Left at light onto Main Street. Right onto Clay Street.

  • Parking is available at the Town Hall and Center School parking lots.


  • Medals awarded to all fun run participants.

  • Trophies to first overall male and female.

Commemorative T-shirts to the first 150 registrants!

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