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.
The 8th annual NSEF 5 K road race, two mile fitness walk, and several children’s races were held on Saturday May 25, 2013 at the North Stonington Grange Fairgrounds. Eighty seven runners, twenty three walkers and thirty children participated. Grange volunteers prepared an after race picnic with food donated by the Steak Loft, and home baked cookies provided by the NSEF directors.
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 Jeff Walker of Westerly, RI with a pace of 5 minutes 58 seconds per mile and the top female was Karen Dobley of North Stonington, CT with a pace of 7 minutes seven seconds. The top male from North Stonington was Michael Podzaline who finished second overall with a time of eighteen minutes and forty four seconds. The oldest runner was Tony Medeiros age 81 of Westerly, RI.
The major event sponsors were Olde Mistick Village, The McCarthys and Cherenzia Excavation. The supporting sponsors were Charter Oak Federal Credit Union and Valenti Auto Mall. 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. Thanks to Mark Starr for being “Race photographer”, as well as to all our volunteers and sponsors that helped to make this event a success.
May 24, 2014
Time: 8:30 am
Where: North Stonington Fair Grounds - 21 Wyassup Road, North Stonington, CT