Thousands gather at
Petit road race
Primicerio | Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 1:51 pm
PLAINVILLE - On a sunny and hot Sunday morning over
3,000 people walked and ran in the fourth annual GE 5K Road Race supporting the
Petit Family Foundation. This year's event was filled with a record breaking
amount of participants.
"You're here, you're a presence," said Dr.
William A. Petit to the crowd. "Whether you're running for
someone who was lost in your family, or for your friend, or for your foundation
or for me. Just your presence here means a tremendous amount and shows
the love you have for friends and family. I really appreciate that and the
example you set for the community at large."
Thousands lined up ready for race
coordinator Bob Heslin to shout "on your mark, get set, go." Once the words left
his mouth a steady stream of adults, children and strollers flowed through the