Petit Foundation road race returns to Plainville Sunday

Published on Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:04
Written by Skyler Frazer


PLAINVILLE - The Chips Family Restaurant 5K Road Race is coming up Sunday, and organizers are hoping for another successful year.

The race will be held Sunday morning at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way.

This will be the Petit Family Foundation’s 11th annual fundraiser, and proceeds will support the foundation’s mission to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences, to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.

State Rep. William Petit Jr. said the race typically draws 1,200 runners and 600 to 800 walkers. It was founded by several of Petit’s high school friends and spearheaded by Bob and Gary Heslin.

The annual race has raised $1.1 million so far.

The Petit Family Foundation has awarded 26 grants this year thanks, in part, to proceeds from the road race. More are still to be awarded.

A Kids’ Fun Run for children under 8 will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the 5K run and fitness walk will line up at 9. The course will begin and end at Plainville High School.

Saint’s Restaurant will be selling hot dogs and Warren and Kathleen Stasiewski will be selling cotton candy. Both will be donating the proceeds to the Petit Family Foundation.

Sponsors include Chip’s Family Restaurant, Stanley Black & Decker, Farmington River Financial Group, Loureiro Engineering, WFSB, Manafort Brothers Inc., Dunkin’ Donuts, Connecticut State Medical Society, Waste Management, Crystal Rock and Pepsi.

Registration is $30 in advance and $35 the day of the race. For more information on the event, or to register online for the race, visit For more information on the Petit Family Foundation, call 860-479-1436 or visit


WHAT: Chip’s Family Restaurant 5K Road Race

WHEN: 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 22

WHERE: Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way

PRICE: $35

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:04. Updated: Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:07.