Tackle the Trail

Tackle the Trail 2020 is still on!

Our race may have changed, but our goals have not:

  1. Put on a fun, safe event for all runners and volunteers.
  2. Support students at Quinebaug Valley Community College.
  3. Support our local community.

Join us on Saturday, October 17, on-ground or virtually, as we run to raise money for scholarships at QVCC! For more information and to register, visit tacklethetrail.org.

Tackle the Trail is ON!

Tackle the Trail: A Unique Race in a Unique Place
(Even More Unique This Year!)

We are RUNNING! Tackle the Trail will be held on-ground and virtually on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The race is open to individuals and up to five-person relay teams. Runners will enjoy the quiet solitude of nature with bursts of energetic and supportive volunteers at four relay stations throughout the 20-mile point-to-point race, which starts in Windham and ends in Pomfret, CT. Other highlights include great prizes, SWAG, and the most important part: knowing that proceeds help local students attend Quinebaug Valley Community College in the form of scholarships!

Virtual Race: Not comfortable running on-ground? Join us virtually! Enjoy the chance to compete on your own 20-mile course over a two-day period wearing a downloadable bib. Know that you are supporting a great cause too…helping local students attend college!

For more information about the race and to register, visit tacklethetrail.org.

 

QVCC October Coming Events

Quinebaug Valley Community College has a number of coming events in October. The following events are free and open to the public:

  • October 1 – Tour Tuesdays – Come take a tour of the Danielson campus, every Tuesday at 5:30pm during the month of October. Contact: Sarah Hendrick (shendrick@qvcc.edu , 860-932-4096).
  • October 4-5 – 24-Hour Comics Day – Create a 24-page comic book in 24 hours! Begins at 3pm on October 4 and ends at 3pm on October 5. Free food, spare art supplies, and plenty of coffee. Contact: Jakob Spjut (jspjut@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4156).
  • October 7 & 8 – Puerto Rico Now: A Presentation by Rose Reyes – A Hispanic Heritage Month event. Danielson: October 7 @ 12:30-2pm in the Fireside Lounge. Willimantic: October 8 @ 6:30-8pm in the library at QV@WT. Contact: Jon Andersen (jandersen@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4054).
  • October 18 – Tackle the Trail – This twenty-mile, non-technical trail race offers a challenge to both experienced runners and weekend warriors. Open to individuals or relay teams of up to five people. Register at tacklethetrail.org. Contact: Monique Wolanin (mwolanin@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4174).
  • October 28 – Blood Drive – Give blood! Held in the Fireside Lounge (Danielson Campus) from 11am-4pm. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: QVCC to schedule an appointment. Contact: Cindi Brassington (cbrassington@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4061).

QVCC September Coming Events

Quinebaug Valley Community College has a robust event calendar through the end of the month.

  • September 18 – The QVCC Foundation Annual Golf Tournament – Join the QVCC Foundation for their Annual Golf Tournament at Connecticut National Golf Course from 9am-5pm. Contact: Monique Wolanin (mwolanin@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4174).
  • September 18 – Down to Earth: What Can We Do? – An interactive climate change workshop. 12:30-2pm in the Danielson Cafeteria & outside. Attendees will receive small take-home items and resources. Rain date: Wednesday, September 25. Contact: M’lyn Hines (mhines@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4056).
  • September 18 – Nursing Information Session – Learn about the Community College Nursing Program from Sarah White, Nursing Admissions Specialist for the Connecticut Community Colleges. 1:30-2:30pm in M154. Contact: Sarah White (whites@ct.edu, 860-723-0652).
  • September 25 – Career & Networking Event: Emerging Technologies and the Future of Work – Learn how emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are of ever-increasing importance for college students preparing for the workforce. 10:30am – 12:30pm in the Fireside Lounge. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Katie Gregory (cgregory@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4089).
  • October 18 – 2019 New England HTEC Educators Conference – Network with leading manufacturing experts, attend instructor forums, learn about available Haas support, enter for a chance to win a Haas CNC Simulator, and more. 8am – 3pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register on the QVCC website. Contact: Jodi Clark (jclark@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4128).
  • October 19 – Tackle the Trail – This twenty-mile, non-technical trail race offers a challenge to both experienced runners and weekend warriors. Open to individuals or relay teams of up to five people. Register at tacklethetrail.org. Contact: Monique Wolanin (mwolanin@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4174).