Are You Ready To Join Five 90+ Competitors at the Chilly Run on Tuesday?

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Dec 282012

Back in 2010, Bill Triboe, 90, Bill Benson, 91, and Doc Whitney, 92, were race day favorites.

The Amity Teen Center is getting ready for our  “2013 People’s United Bank 2013 Chilly Chili Run,” a 5K Road Race followed by a hot chili brunch, on Tuesday January 1st in Orange.

Teen Center President Jane Opper announced that this year they are honored to have five 90+ year old runners registered to participate in the 3.1 mile race. They include Betty Hutchinson, 91, from Concord, New Hampshire, Don Osbourne, 91, from Branford, Bill Tribou, 92, from Granby, Bill Benson, 93, from Valley Stream, Long Island and George “Doc”Whitney, 94, from Brattleboro, Vermont.

“Two years ago the Chilly Chili Run set a United States record by having three 90+ year old runners participating in a 5K race.  This year we will have five!” Opper said.

The race begins at 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center.  Registration for runners is $25 now and on the day of the race.  Registration for the Fitness Walk is $12 now and on the day of the race. (Early registration discount rates ended on Dec. 17)

File Photo of Doc Whitney meeting his first ever fellow 90+ competitor.

Early packet pickup/late registration New Year’s Eve Day

“We will also have early packet pickup and late registration on Monday, Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the front lobby of the High Plains Community Center,” Opper said.  “Come out to support the Amity Teen Center and see more of history being made right here in Orange!”

For more information, call Race Director Joe Riccio at 203 481-7453 or Race Coordinator Jane Opper at 203 795-9351 or email them at chillychilirun@hotmail.com.

Originally Published on: Dec 6, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m.