Another Successful Chilly Run Without The Chili

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Jan 022022

For the first time in its history, the Chilly Chili Run went on without a Chili brunch.

The event was canceled all together in 2021 due to raging COVID concerns, but this year, with a better understanding of affective precautions one can take, the run and fitness walk went on as scheduled, but no chili was served. Bread (for carbs) and water were available to the participants and, of course trophies and ribbons were distributed to the winners in each category.

You can find the complete Chilly Chili Run results on the Hitekracing  website.

The overall winner of the 2022 race was Matthew Arovas, 24, of Orange at 16:51.
The first female, crossing the finish line at 20:13 was 19-year-old Betsy Overstrum of Wallingford.
First Place runners in the following age groups are:
12 and younger Male R McGeehan, 11, of Prospect, 24:07
12 and younger Female A O’Neil, 11, of Fairfield, 24:24
13-15 Male Luke Cushing, 14, of Bethany, 19:58
13-15 Female Rebecca Long, 13, of Milford, 46:04
16-19 Male Elliott Bello, 18, of Trumbull, 18:33
16-19 Female Ariana Garay, 18, of Orange, 24:41
20-29 Male Dean Bhatt, 28, of Hamden, 17:49
20-29 Female Katie Overstrum, 24, of Wallingford, 20:15
30-39 Male Nick Fraticelli, 38, of Southbury, 18:25
30-39 Female Chelsea Krombel, 34, of Wallingford, 23:33
40-44 Male Reyes Moreno, 42, of Norwalk, 17:51
40-44 Female Dianna Fuehrlein, 43, of Orange, 23:41
45-49 Male Chris Merrill, 48, of Woodbridge, 21:09
45-49 Female Annie Wang, 46, of Southington, 23:44
50-54 Male Sean Toland, 51, of Bethel, 20:18
50-54 Female Anna Constantinou, 51, of Oxford, 24:52
55-59 Male Billy Barone, 57, of Weatogue, CT, 18:28
55-59 Female  Linda Cordova, 56, of Hamden, 22:34
60-64 Male Frank Tiroletto, 61, of Orange, 21:49
60-64 Female Dawn Krukowski, 61, of New Preston, 28:27
65-69 Male Steve Hewitt, 65, of New Canaan, 26:44
65-69 Female Barbara Pearce, 67, of Guilford, 25:19
70-74 Male Jim Pashley, 72, of Oxford, 23:39
70-74 Female Cathy Bradley, 73, of Orange, 42:19
75-79 Male John Courtmanche, 79, of New Haven, 26:55
75-79 Female Janit Romayko, 76, of East Hartford, 37:18
80-84 Male Bill Borla, 81, of Torrington, 31:57
80-84 Female Patty Carton, 83, of Stratford, 43:59
85-89 Male 00
85-89 Female  00
90 and Older Male 00
90 and Older Female  00

Chilly Chili Run 5K/Fitness Walk Details

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Dec 302019


File photo of 2017 race winner Calvin Park

Here is the schedule for the 2020 New Years Day Chilly Chili Run 5K/Fitness Walk which steps off from the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange CT on Wednesday.

  • 8:00 – 10:00 am  Day of Race Registration Indoors (Race Day registration will close at 10:15 am SHARP!)


  • 10:30 AM Start of Race & Walk
  • 2 Mile fitness walk on the property of the High Plains Community Center


  • 5K Certified Course (CT93019) for runners
  • 1 Water Stop
  • Mile Splits at 1, 2 and 3 miles
  • Computerized Timing and Results by Fast Track Timing
  • Results posted on Fast Track Timing & HI-TEK Racing websites
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirts by Graphic FX to all pre-registered participants & 1st 100 on race day
  • CHILI BRUNCH following road race/walk
  • Drawing for Prizes

Find full details HERE

2016: Trumbull Man Leads Chilly Run Competition

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Jan 012016

IMG_9531The Annual New Year’s Day Chilly Chili Run attracted a record crowd to Orange on Friday morning.

Three Town Employees, Senior Services Coordinator Dennis Marsh, Elderly Outreach Agent Denise Stein and First Selectman’s Administrative Assistant Mary Shaw competed.

Runners, walkers, strollers and a couple of pooches all participating and doing their best to complete the race with all proceeds going to the Amity Teen Center.

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

The overall winner was Calvin Park, 20, of Trumbull, who finished the race in 16:30.54. Last year he came in third. He improved his time by 12.82 seconds.

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

Lenny Arias, 30, came in second at 17:35.52, followed by 39-year-old Javier Hernandez at 18:05.57.

The first female finisher was Amanda Morgan, 32, of Fairfield at 19:46.43, followed by Diane Houghton, 40, of Seymour at 20:02.35, and in third place, Annalisa Paltauf, 32, of New Haven at 20:35.74.

The two oldest runners in the race were Herman Bershtein, 90, of Hamden, who crossed the finish line at 48:43.29, followed by Sid Skolnick, 90, also from Hamden, with a time of 51:09.34.

The oldest female runner was Betty Holroyd, 89, of Wallingford, who finished at 52:25.20.

Dry Weather Predicted For Chilly Chili Race Day

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Dec 312014

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