Neighborhood Information For The Windsor Version – Hartford Courant

Windsor — WINDSOR – The annual Windsor Freedom Trail Run, presented by the Windsor Freedom Trail Committee, will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 am Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at Archer Memorial AME Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station Road.

Learn about the rich history of the Windsor Freedom Trail with family and friends by visiting sites that are associated with the Underground Railroad and African American heritage and movement towards freedom. The run is approximately 3.9 miles. A bus will follow the runners.

The run will end at the Riverside Cemetery on East Street, a site where a number of African-American soldiers from the Connecticut 29th and 31st Colored Regiments and other Civil War units are buried. Participants will stop at the other Windsor Freedom Trail Sites including the William Best House, the Joseph Rainey House and the Nancy Toney gravesite. Upon returning to the church, the group will visit the historic Archer Memorial AME Zion Church Cemetery. A Freedom Trail T-Shirt will be provided to all runners and a country style breakfast will be provided for event participants after the run.

Visit to register and email [email protected] with questions. Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Windsor Food Bank. For the health and safety of all, please bring a mask and practice social distancing at events. This event is free and open to the public.

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