3rd Annual Loredana Nesci Memorial 5K


Come on out on October 21st for the 3rd Annual Loredana Nesci Memorial 5K and the 40th Anniversary of Chrysalis.

This event is a twilight run in memory of Loredana Nesci being held at beautiful Hubbard Park in Meriden followed by a celebration of the 40 years of vital work in the area of domestic violence by Chrysalis of Meriden-Wallingford.



3:00 PM – Registration opens

4:15 PM – Kid’s Fun Run

4:30 PM – 5K Road Race/5K Trail Race

Parking available on site at Hubbard Park, 999 West Main St, Meriden, CT

T-Shirts will be available for the first 150 registered 5K runners.

Awards will be presented to the overall winners and the top three in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+ for both races.


Starting with the 5K Road Racers, the course will break off at around .2 mile and enter the White Trail. The course is fairly flat for .4 mile before crossing I-691 on a footbridge, followed by a 400’ assent up East Peak. From there the course is for the most part flat or downhill until rejoining the Road Race course ½ mile from the finish line. This is a true trail course with plenty of rocks, roots, and uneven terrain.


5K Road Race/ 5K Trail Race: $25 Pre-Registration; $30 Day of Race

Join a Team! Start your own Team! Start Fundraising!

All proceeds will benefit Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis and their mission of “promoting healthy relationships, safe families, and violence-free communities.”

Click here to register online

or download a race application here

And Register Early to guarantee a T-Shirt! (Tech shirts available for an extra $5)

Can’t Make it but Still Want to Participate?

Want to support the Loredana Nesci Memorial Race and Chrysallis but can’t make it on race day? Why not run virtually? Simply register as a virtual runner. We will send you your bib and a T-Shirt and you can run your 5K anywhere and anyplace (even on a treadmill). When completed, send us your results on an e-mail to info@firstmile-fitness.com.



Chrysalis Domestic Violence Services was incorporated in 1977 and is currently celebrating its 40th year.  Initially incorporated as the “Battered Women’s Task Force” Chrysalis has changed and grown as the significance and prevalence of domestic violence and its long-term impact became better known and recognized.  Currently, Chrysalis has both residential and non-residential programs that host an array of services from crisis intervention to long-term and self-sufficiency planning.  The agency has two safehomes, a short-term emergency shelter and a long-term (up to 2 years) transitional housing program.

Following the race, there will be the annual vigil for those victims of domestic violence and a celebration of Chrysalis’ 40 years of serving the area communities.

Loredana Nesci

nesciLoredana Nesci was a smart, accomplished, and caring women. She was born on June 11, 1968 in Meriden, Connecticut, attended Platt High School, received an undergraduate degree from UConn and a Law degree from Quinnipiac University. She joined the Los Angeles Police Department where she served the community as a police officer before leaving the department to concentrate on her law career.

Loredana became expert in all areas of law and passed the Bar Exams in both Connecticut and California. In 2008, she started her own syndicated radio show, “The Lowdown with the Legal Diva” and in 2014 landed her own television series, “Loredana Esq, which ran on the Sundance Channel. She was a frequent guest on “The View”.

Loredana was  the loving mother of her 5-year old son Rocco, who often accompanied her to her offices or court. She was also accomplished in cycling and yoga, loved her Dobermann Louie and her cats Bob and Rudi, and was a great fan of the New York Yankees. Loredana had a winning personality and was loved by all who met her. Her contagious smile could brighten any room and anyone’s day.

On July 22, 2015 Loredana Nesci became a victim of a domestic homicide in her in Redondo Beach, California home. This race is dedicated to her memory in the hopes that it will help raise awareness of domestic violence in America. All proceeds will donated to Chrysallis to help in their fight against domestic violence.



See 2015 Race Results here

See 2016 Race Results here

See 2017 Race Results here


See 2015 Race Photos here