The Great Race was started in 1977 by the Lake Hills Board. The last time that The Great Race happened was back in 2007. The last individuals to win the trophy were Dave and Jeff Henchcliffe.

Since then, stories of The Great Race swirled around, and new members became inspired by this LHA tradition. On July 26th, 2020, The Great Race was relaunched during Family Fun Day. And back to defend their title were the Henchcliffe brothers.

It had been 13 years since they had raced, and there were formidable opponents. But you can't keep two good lakers down. And Samp Mortar Lake does indeed run through their veins.

When it was all said and done, Dave and Jeff Henchcliffe proved victorious once again. Reigniting an amazing Lake Hills tradition while defending their title as Lake Hills Great Race 2020 Champions!

Former Lake Hills board member Michael Tinelli displays the golden cup from the first Lake Hills Great Race in 1977.

I am loving seeing everyone's LHA beach towels this year and have created a new fun LHA design we can all wear this summer! Introducing... ☀️ NEW Lake Hills Apparel! ☀️ Check it out! ➨ - $5 donated directly to LHA on every tee or tank - Tie-Dye Tank Tops - White Tech Tees - Flowy Tanks - Shipping is only $2.50

Our Vintage Lake Hills Design - will be available at Family Fun Day! We will also have sample items of the Tanks and Tech tees to show you in different sizes.

Flowy Racerback Tank Top - $25.99

Women's Performance Tank Top - $34.99

Running Short Sleeve Tech Tee - $24.99

For LHA Navy Blue Shirts, hats, roadies and magnets reach out to

Updated: Jul 24

All Family Fun Day(s) activities are planned in strict accordance with the guidance issued by the Town of Fairfield Health Department, the state of Connecticut Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control.

Family Fun Days) are July 25th and 26th.

Lake Hills members can participate in:

JULY 25th

1) Adult Tri-the-lake-athlon

10 AM – 12 PM - serious competors sign in at 10!

STARTS AT BEACH 3 - Swim - Kayak - Run

Swim - Beach 3 - 2 and back, Kayak to Beach 4,

Run Winnepoge loop.

Everyone is welcome!!!!!

Tag team, or do only one part. Get out and have fun!

No kayak, no problem, we can help.

Please sign up by emailing:

and encourage your neighbors to join!!!!

2) Sand Castle Building Contest

12 PM - 3 PM

Every Beach (except 5)

Build your best creation. Take a picture.

Get a prize!

3) Kids Cove/Mini-Tri-the-lake-athlon

12 PM – 3 PM


Official start 1 pm - 2 pm

All ages welcome, young and not young

Bike, scooter, anything that rolls.

Run to our LHA playground's pirate ship

Swim to the dock and then walk the plank

Parents please sanitize the little hands when you can!

4) Great Race!!!!!!!!!!!

3 PM – 5 PM


Heat 1: Kids - win a (tiny) medal!

Heat 2: Paddle Board - win a (tiny) medal!

Heat 3: Great Race (anything that floats, safely)


JULY 26th


Bait pickup at Beach 1

Jeff Henchcliffe - 203-209-1104 -

Fishing Time: ALL DAY! On the entire Lake From 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

Entry Fee: $5 per child. Venmo “@Jeffrey-Henchcliffe” (or pay cash Sun AM).

- Please include family name and “LH Derby”.

Pick up Derby materials Beach 4, Sunday 7/26, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

- Materials Include: Worms, Count Card, Official LHA Tape Measure, Lure

Top Awards: Most Fish, Longest Fish, Best Photo :) - Winners announced the week of the 26th

Trout worms, lures, and awards provided by ‘Black Rock Bait and Tackle’ at 3309 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.

Stock up at B.R.B.T. before the derby!

Be Safe, Good Luck, Tight Lines!

Email any questions to


As the state of CT and the Town of Fairfield continue to re-open, the LHA Board is asking its members to adhere to the following guidelines while using our beaches:

• Please continue to practice social distancing on the LHA beaches.

• If you are unable to practice social distancing while at the beaches, please wear a mask.

• If you have been exposed to, tested positive for, or are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, please do not visit the LHA beaches.

We have had requests from some members of our community to allow for some form of beach access for people who are immunocompromised or otherwise particularly susceptible to COVID-19. We are asking that our beaches be reserved for use by these members from 9-11 AM daily so that the people who need to practice extended social distancing and wear masks can feel comfortable like the rest of us.

As always, use of the lake remains at your own risk. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to one of your beach reps. We're happy to talk to you.