The 4th Annual My Sister’s Place 5K took place on Sunday, September 10th in West Hartford. Once again, the University of Hartford hosted this event where runners and walkers enjoyed a flat and fast course on their beautiful campus. And, as in the past, this event had strong sponsorship support from the business community, in particular presenting sponsor Hartford Toyota who has been the lead sponsor since the race was first run in 2014.
The day’s events began with a spirited Kid’s Run. And then, after a moment of silence for the many victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the runners and walkers took off.
The first runner to cross the finish line was Justin Perugini from Plantsville in 18:33. Justin has run this race every year it has been held, and has previously finished 4th, 3rd, and 2nd. This year his goal was to win and he accomplished this by narrowly beating his cousin, Stephan Rodriguez from Kensington, who finished second in 18:44. The overall female finisher was Lauren Theurkauf who came in from New York City to capture the crown in 22:10. Jacqueline Weiss from Glastonbury was second in 22:32.
In the team competition, the Fastest Team was Team Doosan, whose top three runners; Matt Auger, Sandrine Baun, and Christine Hamilton, finished in 1:10:16. They were followed by Hartford Toyota and Southington Women For Progress. Other team awards were presented to Hartford Toyota for Largest Team, Main Street Movers for Most Playful Team, and Southington Women For Progress for Most Generous Team.
Once again, this race was successful in supporting My Sister’s Place in their important work and plans are now underway for the 2018 event.
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