13 years in, Petit race still draws a crowd



The 13th Annual Petit Family Foundation Road Race and Fitness Walk was held Sunday, July 11, setting off from Plainville High School.

And once again, the event was well-attended.

A social media post by the Petit Family Foundation states: “Our hearts are so full of #gratitude! #thankyou for your wonderful support and for making it such a great day yesterday at the 13th Annual Petit Family Foundation Road Race & Fitness Walk! #thankyou to the Plainville Police Department, Plainville Fire Department and Public Works! #thankyou to all of our donors, sponsors, volunteers, participants and race committee! For Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela....always.”

In the 5K race, Mario Vazquez bested the 351-person field with a time of 16:07. Plainville resident Jacob Demmons was second (17:57).

The top female finisher was Sarah Praisner (24th, 21:11). Gianna Rodriquez was the top female runner from Plainville (30th, 21:47).

On behalf of the Petit Family race, the Petit Family Foundation has awarded over $4 million in grants to programs and projects all over Connecticut, as well as the American Northeast and all across the United States.



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