Danbury Road Race Supports Newtown First Responders - NBC Connecticut

Danbury Road Race Supports Newtown First Responders



    Danbury Road Race Supports Newtown First Responders

    About 1,500 runners gathered on a beautiful morning to get their exercise and give back to the community.

    The ninth annual Stratton Faxon Danbury half marathon, 5K and children's race, held Sunday, April 7, raised over $14,000 to support the Newtown Police Union.

    The money will go to first responders who took extended leave after facing the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

    Past and present police officers, firefighters and medical personnel from around the state showed their support by joining the Newtown Police Union team.

    The half-marathon first-, second- and third-place winners were Amos Sang, 24, Mikael Tesfaye, 26 and Chris Zablocki, 24.

    The top three 5K finishers were Jamie Stroffolino, 27, Kevin Boughan, 37 and Chris Tingue, 27.

    Eleven-year-old Katalina Bachring won the half-mile kids' race.

    First, second and third place half marathon winners were awarded cash prizes, while the top three finishers in all divisions received other awards. Live musicians performed at a post-race party from 10:40 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The races began between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. at Rogers Park in Danbury.