Happenings Down The Hill: Cupid Shuffle Road Race Warms the Hearts and Lungs of Local Runners

Weekend activities in Willimantic.

The burgeoning sports scene in Willimantic continues on Saturday, February 9, with the Cupid Shuffle, a 2-mile road race.  The race is a fundraiser for the Windham High School yearbook and is sponsored by Windham Federation of Teachers.  The race begins at 10:00 at Windham High School and courses through Willimantic’s historic Victorian homes hill section.  The race is one of several events celebrating the Valentine’s Day and “Romantic Willimantic.”  For more information on the race, please follow the link below.


For information on a full range of fun-filled, chocolate-focused activities in Willimantic, please visit either of these websites:  www.RomanticWillimantic.org or www.willimanticdowntown.org.  Information can also be found at www.Facebook.com/RomanticWillimantic.  The activities begin on Friday, February 8, and culminate with the crowning of the town’s Cupid on February 14.

In answer to some questions that may be asked by students or staff of the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, and / or Quinebaug Valley Community College, Willimantic is not just the frog bridge town.  Willimantic is one of the four communities that comprise the town of Windham:  The villages of Windham Center, North Windham, and South Windham and the city of Willimantic.  Although the history of the phrase “Romantic Willimantic” is murky through the passage of years, Willimantic community members, activists, and leaders have embraced the euphonious and poetic sound of the phrase and turned it into a celebration of the community.

This article is written by Peter Leeds, an agent with CG Real Estate in North Windham.  Peter also serves as athletic director and soccer coach at Parish Hill Middle / High School in Chaplin.  That said, he insists that he is Peter Leeds Not Just The Sports Guy.  He is in fact Peter Leeds CT Real Estate.  He can be reached at 860-377-4433 or peter@cgrealestate.net.  Still a relative newcomer to the town, Peter Leeds has lived in Willimantic for more than three decades and is a fan and cheerleader of his little city of Willimantic and the town of Windham as well.


Peter Leeds is an real estate agent with CG Real Estate, one of Connecticut’s fastest-growing independent real estate company, with offices in North Windham, Salem, and Berlin.  CG Real Estate has established itself as one of Connecticut’s most successful short sale experts.  CG Real Estate also is expert in assisting students or staff of the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, and / or Quinebaug Valley Community College with their home sales or purchases or finding just the right rental to suit their needs.

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