Turkey Can Can Results & Photos

On Saturday, November 23, on a cold and windy morning, close to 100 runners assembled for the first Ekonk Hill Farm Turkey Can Can, a 5K race that benefitted the Project Pin Food Pantry.

After hearing a few words from Sterling First Selectman Russell Gray, the runners were off down the Moosup Valley State Park Trail. This converted rail trail provided challenging terrain for the competitors, with rocks, roots, standing water and rutted areas, but everyone was up to the challenge and most finished with a smile.

169 Society at Turkey Can Can in Sterling, CT


The first to cross the finish line was John Minervino from Higganum in a time of 19:42. The first female finisher and 6th overall was local runner Cindy Oullette from Moosup in a time of 21:50. Both along with all age group winners were awarded much coveted Turkey hats.

See full results from the Turkey Can Can.


Steve Mele of the 169 Society has some photos from the race on his personal account.

More photos will be up shortly. Please check back.

Thanks for your support

The enthusiasm award goes to the 169 Society, who were represented by 48 runners and made a lot of noise, cheering on all of the participants. There was also a large representation of runners from the surrounding towns who came out to support the local event. All in all, it was a fun time and a truckload of food was collected for the food pantry. We are now looking forward to organizing the 2014 event.

The race organizers would like to thank the following sponsors who helped make this event a success: Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Westmark Corporation, LKQ Tire & Recycling, McKeen Law, and Walmart of Lisbon.


Halfway to St Patrick’s Day Results & Photos

Congratulations to all 175 participants of the inaugural Halfway to St Patrick’s Day 5K on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Irish American Home in Glastonbury.

It was a terrific day all round: great turnout, beautiful weather, and a lot of positive energy.

Overall winners were Brian Graca, 35, from Rocky Hill, and Kathryn Shea, 13, from Hartford. Great job!

For full results, see Halfway to St Patrick’s Day 5K results on Cool Running.

Thanks to Brett Roberson for taking a fantastic lot of photos – find yours on The First Mile’s Flickr page.


Hop River 5K Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the inaugural Hop River 5K in Andover on Sunday, August 11, 2013. It couldn’t have been a better day or a more fun bunch of runners. Results are now available – see below.

Thank you all for supporting the efforts of the 169 Society to race in every town in Connecticut!

169 Society at Hop River 5K

253ChambersTrevor16MBolton18:12:001M U-19
255ChristonsenBruce45MBolton18:52:002M 40-49
250KennedyNed54MBolton18:59:003M 50-59
237RigoZoltan30MBerlin19:20:004M 30-39Y
228MinervinoJohn49MHigganum19:44:005M 40-49Y
201ZyrekAndrew45MManchester20:16:006M 40-49Y
263PowersRyan25MAndover21:08:007M 20-29
217GuyMonica30FGlastonbury21:21:008F 30-39
238RobersonBrett49MEast Hampton21:35:009M 50-59
219KennedyDani54FBolton22:16:0011F 50-59
243SteevesRich63MGuilford22:24:0012M 60+Y
203BaldiniPaul41MNorth Haven22:26:0013M 40-49Y
204BeachTimothy53MProspect22:35:0015M 50-59Y
216GuimontEdward26MGlastonbury22:35:0014M 20-29
258MaloneyLeah27FHamden22:36:0010F 20-29
205BoucherNicole41FMeridan22:37:0017F 40-49Y
231ParenchuckNicole16FAmston22:37:0016F U-19
202GoulartBruce63MNewtown22:44:0018M 60+
254AndruskeiwickPaul54MPreston23:25:0019M 50-59
265KaniaBob60MSouthington24:05:0020M 60+
257DumondBrian45MRocky Hill24:14:0021M 40-49
229OsmondAdam46MFarmington24:19:0022M 40-49Y
249HusseinMohamoud44FNewington24:27:0023F 40-49
210CiccarilloAmy31FNew Britain24:44:0025F 30-39Y
236RabenoldPaul61MAvon24:44:0024M 60+Y
224McCormickThomas62MHamden24:51:0027M 60-69Y
235PorellAgnes45FEast Hartford24:54:0026F 40-49Y
221MattheisBen59MCheshire25:56:0028M 50-59Y
215EatonSamantha16FEast Granby26:18:0029F U-19
264GhioBill59MBristol26:25:0030M 50-59
230PailthorpeJames28MVernon26:53:0031M 20-29
260InzeroEmily15FCheshire26:54:0032F U-19Y
251ReinerSharon56FMarlborough27:21:0034F 50-59
261InzeroAmy44FCheshire27:25:0033F 40-49
259von SchmidtLaurie52FBarkhamsted27:31:0035F 50-59Y
209CiccarilloDan65MNew Britain27:38:0036M 60+Y
227MeleSteve59MNorth Haven28:01:0037M 50-59Y
212ColemanThomas55MPortland28:06:0038M 50-59
207CampJacob25MVernon28:53:0039M 20-29
244TaricaniMichael59MBurlington28:59:0040M 50-59Y
225McIntosh, JrThomas76MCoventry29:00:0042M 60+
213DavisRobert62MNaugatuck29:14:0041M 60+Y
232PeruginiMarcia38FVernon29:17:0043F 30-39
233PietrosimoneKathyn27FVernon29:20:0044F 20-29
241RomaykoJanit68FEast Hartford29:20:0046F 60+Y
247ZbrozekRichard66MBerlin30:23:0047M 60+Y
262WalshTom58MWethersfield30:30:0048M 50-59Y
239RocheMonica74FFairfield32:37:0049F 60+Y
223MaysonetLuis37MManchester32:52:0050M 30-39
246WellingtonBob55MNaugatuck32:53:0051M 50-59Y
256ChamponMelanie55FMeridan33:02:0052F 50-59Y
240RogersKaren63FClinton33:29:0053F 60+Y
218HoaglandJulie43FWillimantic33:34:0054F 40-49
208CartonPatty75FStratford34:46:0055F 60+Y
220MandevilleDanielle43FEast Granby35:37:0056F 40-49
245WardMeredith25FGlastonbury36:15:0046F 20-29
248MerlisCharles72MWest Hartford39:52:0057M 60+
252SnyderEdward66MWallingford40:00:0058M 60+Y
226MeadowsSue52FMeridan43:06:0059F 50-59Y
222MattheisCatherine59FCheshire47:47:0060F 50-59Y
242RorrioMargaret41FEast Hampton47:47:0061F 40-49Y
206BremerRichard35MSouthingtonM 30-39
214DubielAnna30FRocky HillF 30-39Y
234PlymetteKari28FWillimanticF 20-29