Jan 022017


Race winner Calvin Park makes his way up the hill on Meetinghouse Lane

The Annual New Year’s Day Chilly Chili Run attracted a large crowd to Orange on Sunday morning. A total of 508 registered and 479 finished the race.

Once again, Town Employees, Elderly Outreach Agent Denise Stein and First Selectman’s Administrative Assistant Mary Shaw competed.

Runners, walkers, strollers and a couple of pooches participated and did their best to complete the race, which supports the Amity Teen Center.

Wearing bib #1, the overall winner was Calvin Park, 21, of Trumbull, who finished the race 16:07. He improved his time by :23 seconds over last year’s win.

This is Park’s third win in this race. In 2014, at the age of 18, he ran it in 16:43.36.

Orange resident Timothy Cannata, 19, an Amity Grad and former track “star” came in second at 16:31 , followed by 22-year-old Orange resident Dan McCabe at 16:57.

The first female finisher was Blanca Lucero, 39, of New York at 20:12, followed by Chelsea Krombel, 29, of Wallingford at 20:59, and in third place, Milford resident Colleen Beirne, 47, at 21:18.

The oldest male runner in the race was Herman Bershtein, 91, of Hamden, who crossed the finish line at 1:01:12

The oldest female runner was Betty Holroyd, 90, of Wallingford, who finished at 53:27.

The results are now posted on Hi Tek Racing’s website.


(more photos to come)


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