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Doc’s Race on June 4, Runners 90 And Older Encouraged To Participate

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Get your mismatched socks ready once again because the 5th Annual 5K “Doc’s Race” is going to happen in Orange at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange, on Sunday, June 4 at 10 a.m.

Many local residents remember George “Doc” Whitney as a veterinarian in Orange, but in his later years, he was known for being an exceptional runner.  “Doc” started running at the age of 80 and kept at it until his death in 2013, at the age of 94.  He participated in just about every 5 K Race in Connecticut and many others throughout New England.  He was truly an inspiration for everyone!

Doc was known for wearing mismatched socks and his fluorescent orange knit cap at the town’s Chilly Chili Run 5K.

Shortly after his death, Doc’s family requested that a 5K Race and 2 Mile Fitness Walk be held in his name every year in Orange. All of the proceeds will go to the George “Doc” Whitney Memorial Scholarship Fund.

In addition to the Race and Fitness Walk, there will be two “Fun Runs” for the kids at 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. before the actual race.

 After May 20 and up until Race Day the fees are $27.00 for runners and $15.00 for runners under 12 and Fitness Walkers.  All of the Kid’s Fun Run registration will be $6.

Early packet pickup and Late Registration will be available at the High Plains Community Center Pavilion on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Registration on the day of the Race will begin at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, call Race Director, Joe Riccio, at 203 481-7453.

Come out on June 4 and join us to help keep “Doc” Whitney’s memory alive!

Wake Up For The Chilly Chili Run

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Following is a press release from the Amity Teen Center:

Come and celebrate New Year’s Day in Orange at the 2016 People’s United Bank “Chilly Chili Run” to benefit the Amity Teen Center.

The 2016 event will mark the 19th running of the Race. The 5K (3.1 miles) Run and 2-Mile Fitness Walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center on Orange Center Road.

All participants will be treated to a “hot chili brunch” after the Race.

The Chilly Chili Run is also known as the Showcase for 90- year- old Legends who Run, Compete, Inspire. In 2011 we were the first official 5K Race in the United States to have three 90+ year olds run and finish the Race.

This year so far we have three nonagenarians who have registered to run: Don Osborne, 94, from Branford, who has run the “Chilly Chili Run” for the past several years. We will be honored to have him here again in 2016.

The other two gentlemen, Sid Skolnick and Herman Bershstein, have celebrated their 90th birthday this year and will be elevated to this elite racing category. Both of them live in Hamden and have known each other for years.

Herman’s sons and grandchildren are runners, as well. These gentlemen are all such an inspiration to

Once again, the Honorary Chairman will be Jim Zeoli. Last year’s race had more than 500 participants and the Chilly Chili Run t-shirt was voted the favorite among Connecticut Runners

Everyone who has pre-registered, and the first 100 to register on the day of the race, will be guaranteed a shirt.

The fee is $27.00 for adults, $15.00 for 12 and under, and $15.00 for the Fitness Walk.

 

Race Day registration begins at 8:00 in the gym and the Race will begin at 10:30 a.m.

As always the event will feature live entertainment provided by a DJ.

All of the proceeds will go to the Amity Teen Center, a 501 c 3 organizations that was formed in 1987.

The Teen Center is located at 10 Selden Street in Woodbridge.

For any questions about the race, please call Race Director, Joe Riccio, at (203) 481-7453 or Race Coordinator, Jane Opper, at (203) 795-9351.

Dry Weather Predicted For Chilly Chili Race Day

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IMG_1478The People’s United Bank 2015 Chilly Chili Run to benefit the Amity Teen Center will mark the 18th running of the Race. Forecasters are predicting dry but “CHILLY” weather for New Years Day. 

The 5K (3.1 miles) Run and Fitness Walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, New Years Day at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange.  The registration is $27.00 for runners and $15.00 for runners 12 and younger, and people doing the Fitness Walk.

In addition to serving a “hot chili brunch” to all of the participants, another highlight is the Chilly Chili T-shirt, voted the Favorite among Connecticut Runners.  Everyone who has pre-registered and the first 100 to register on the day of the race will be guaranteed a shirt.  For the past few years the Chilly Chili Run has been the only official 5K race to have three 90+ year old runners register and complete the race. 

All of the proceeds will go to the Amity Teen Center, a 501 c 3 organization that was formed in 1987. The Teen Center is located at 10 Selden Street in Woodbridge.

For more information, please contact Race Director Joe Riccio at (203) 481-7453, Linda Cohen at (203) 980-3409 or Jane Opper at (203) 795-9351.  Questions also may be sent to wssac-ct@juno.com or chillychilirun@hotmail.com

Originally Published on: Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:18