NSEF Road Race and Fitness Walk
The annual "Runners in Support of Education...and Walkers too!" is a 5k
road race and two mile fitness walk held in the late spring. The
run and walk begins at the North Stonington Fairgrounds. All
pre-registered runners receive a free t-shirt and there are prizes for the top three finishers in each category. In addition, there
is an after race picnic. Watch for registration in the spring.
2015 Road Race Synopsis
The North Stonington Education Foundation presented the tenth annual
“Runners and Walkers in Support of Education” The 5 K road race and two
mile fitness walk was held on Saturday May 23, 2015 at the North
Stonington Grange Fairgrounds. There were also four children fun runs of
varying distances based on age. 123 runners, sixteen walkers and twenty
six children participated. This year we had two other groups
participate in our events.
The first group were 100 from the “Girls On The Run” who ran the 5K
course starting prior to the normally scheduled race. The 100 consisted
of 48 girls from grades 3 through 5 and their adult running buddies.
The other group was from the North Stonington Elementary School “Lions
Marathon Club” which completed their last mile during the children fun
runs. There were 44 children involved in that sub event. Hence we had
118 children participate.
Overall there were over 400 people at the event. The weather was sunny
with temperatures in the 60’s. The after race picnic, with food donated
by Steak Loft and prepared by Grange volunteers included hot dogs,
hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips, and home baked cookies and assorted
Prizes were awarded to the top three overall winners (male & female) and
the top three in each runner’s category. This year’s male winner was
Mark Oliver of North Stonington with a pace of 5 minutes 24 seconds per
mile, in second place was Jeff Walker of Westerly and third place was
Chris Foster of Mystic.
The top female was Karen Dobley of North Stonington with a pace of 7
minutes eight seconds, in second place was Vanessa Cherenzia of New York
City and in third place Barbara Barnes of North Stonington.
The major event sponsors were Olde Mistick Village, The McCarthy’s,
Cherenzia Excavation and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union. The
supporting sponsor was Schonning Insurance and Chelsea Groton Bank.
State Troopers from the North Stonington office and Fire Police
volunteers provided traffic control at various intersections. Volunteers
from the North Stonington Ambulance Association were on the Grange
grounds to provide assistance as necessary.
Next NSEF Road Race and Fitness Walk
Date Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 8:30 am
Where: North Stonington Fair Grounds - 21 Wyassup Road, North Stonington,
Map and Driving Directions
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