The GE 5K Road Race to Benefit the Petit Foundation

July 12, 2012 6:00 AM

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 Foundation’s 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.

This Saturday, you can participate in the GE 5K Road Race.  It is a very flat 3.1 mile course in Plainville, CT. The course remains flat throughout, starting on Route 10, heading south in front of McDonald’s restaurant and finishing on Woodford Ave. in front of the Plainville General Electric facility.

Registration is from 7-8:30 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run (under 8 yrs. old) is at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K Race / Fitness Walk is at 9 a.m. For more information, go to