Road closures today because of road race

About 500 people are expected to participate in the fourth annual Sunset Run (and walk) for the Warriors on Sunday, Aug. 18 in Shelton. There are 10k and 5k races and a 1-mile walk.

(Read more about the details and goals of the charity event later in this article.)

Several streets in the Huntington section will be temporarily closed to accommodate the people involved in the event, according to a Shelton Police Department press release.

The race will begin at Huntington Street and continue onto Isinglass Road, Nichols Avenue, and end at Church Street. The 5k will cut across Blueberry Lane to Nichols Avenue.

At 4:15 p.m. the entire race route will be closed to all traffic except for emergency vehicles. The race route will remain closed, until the last runner has passed through a particular section or roadway of the route.

Race runs in reverse this year

The race is being run in reverse this year to help alleviate traffic. The entire roadway will re-open no later than 6:30 p.m.

During the closing ceremonies, traffic around the Huntington Green will be reduced to one lane to allow safe traffic control and pedestrian crossing.

Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes during the time period of the race. Any questions should be directed to the Shelton Police Traffic Unit at 203-924-1544.

Honors the fallen, service members, vets

The fourth annual Sunset Run for the Warriors will take place Sunday, Aug. 18 in Shelton. There will be 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer races as well as a 1-mile walk and run, based at the Huntington Green.

The event will provide an opportunity for the community to honor service members, veterans, and families of the fallen.

The opening ceremony at 4:15 p.m. will honor local wounded heroes and families of the fallen, and include the singing of the National Anthem. It will provide a time to remember those who have given of themselves while serving their country in uniform.

The three race events will begin at 5.

How to register

Online registration is $20 per participant, with special pricing for active duty military, military family members, veterans and students. Wounded service members and Gold Star families can register for free.

People can register until midnight on Aug. 15 by clicking here:

Thanking service members

“The Run for the Warriors was created as a means to thank our service members for their sacrifices,” said Robin Kelleher, Hope for the Warriors president. “We are thankful to the city of Shelton for supporting this race.”

All proceeds will benefit Hope for the Warriors, a national nonprofit organization that assists post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

For event sponsorship opportunities, contact Mona Sims  at .

Restoring hope

The mission of Hope for the Warriors is restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for service members and military families.

The organization has earned a four-star rating from for two consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates the fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.