The Newtown Rooster Run 5K race will take place on Saturday, June 15, at 8 am. The race will start and finish at the Newtown Municipal Center and run in, around, and through the Fairfield Hills campus. All proceeds will benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.
Register at www.newtown-ct.gov with Activity #314102A, or by mail to Newtown Parks and Recreation, Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.
The Rooster Run is the first leg of the inaugural Newtown Race Series. The other two races are the fifth annual Newtown road race in September and the Newtown Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving.
Dr Laura Nowacki of Newtown Center Pediatrics is working with Roost Run Director Mark Gerace to combine efforts to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, in addition to remembering victims of 12/14. All proceeds from $5 children race entries will be donated to the Park Gift Fund in honor and memory of the Sandy Hook children who lost their lives on 12/14. Sponsors, including Newtown Center Pediatrics, will match these donations and send to Boston Marathon organizers to hold a Boston Memorial 5K Kids Run.
“This way, our kids are helping Boston kids while getting out and walking/running and helping themselves — NewtownStrong and BostonStrong … We are One,” Nowacki wrote in an e-mail promoting the event.