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.
A 5 K road race, two mile fitness walk, and several children’s races were held on Saturday May 26, 2012 at the North Stonington Grange Fairgrounds. Ninety six runners, twenty four walkers and forty-nine children participated. Grange volunteers prepared an after race picnic, which included home baked cookies.
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 Duda of Westerly, RI with a pace of 5 minutes 59 seconds per mile and the top female was Polly Chorlton of Westerly, RI. with a pace of 7 minutes fifteen seconds. The top male from North Stonington was Asa Palmer who finished second overall with a time of nineteen minutes and three seconds and the top female from North Stonington was Jessica Duda who finished second overall with a time of 23 minutes and twenty seven seconds. The oldest runner was Colburn Graves age 78 of North Stonington.
The major event sponsors were Olde Mistick Village and The McCarthys. 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 Bitsy Carlson for being “Race photographer”, as well as to all our volunteers and sponsors that helped to make this event a success.
May 25, 2013
Time: 8:30 am
Where: North Stonington Fair Grounds - 21 Wyassup Road, North Stonington, CT