Thursday, July 5, 2012 10:27 PM EDT
BY DIANE CHURCH
From 6:30 to 11 a.m.
At 7:30 a.m., this road closure will extend to
From 8 to 9:30 a.m., Route 10 from
Side streets off those roads will be temporarily barricaded during the race and police and volunteers will be posted throughout the course to ensure runnersí safety. A police car will lead the runners and a trailing vehicle will follow them.
For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, a 1.5 mile fitness walk will also start at 9 a.m.
Children can participate in a 400-meter run on
The Petit Family Foundation honors the memories of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit, and Michaela Rose Petit by continuing the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives.
The foundationís funds are given to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.
After a home invasion on July 23, 2007, Jennifer Hawke, Hayley Elizabeth, and Michaela Rose Petit tragically lost their lives. Hayley, and later on Michaela, were dedicated to community service and charitable giving, especially with the MS Society in support of their motherís illness. After their deaths, the foundation was created as a means of continuing their work and spirit.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Petit Family Foundation.
Diane Church can be reached at (860) 584-0504, ext. 7250, or at