Road Race

GE 5k Petit Family Foundation Road Race Website

The GE 5k Petit Family Foundation Road Race was started in early 2008 by two brothers, Robert and Gary Heslin, who were classmates of Dr. William A. Petit, Jr. at Plainville High School Class of 1974, where all three ran cross country and track and field. In response to Dr. Petit’s request to go out and do good things for others to carry on the legacy of “these three wonderful women,” they decided that as life-long runners what they knew best was running. Thus, the USATF certified 5k point-to-point course, which is flat and fast, was born. In addition, there is a Kid’s Fun Run of about one-quarter mile with all children receiving a medal for participation.

“My family went to the first annual, and now the second annual GE 5k to benefit the Petit Family Foundation. I confess that both times I welled up just before the start when Dr. Petit spoke to the runners. The event is quite well organized and well attended by folks from all over. My daughter traveled from Malden, MA to run with me in the race. My wife and some of her friends did the walk. We now consider this a family/friend tradition. It’s a shame that the race is organized due to a horrific tragic event, but if any good comes out of a tragedy, then this one is the best I’ve come across. This race is a must-do if you’re into community togetherness and generally care about people at all.”

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