Today was the first annual Michael E. Walsh Memorial 5K. The event was held in memory of Micheal E. Walsh who was struck and killed by a plow while running Jan 4. The run was presented by Medical Oncology & Blood Disorders LLP where Michael’s mom Mary Ann Walsh works. The proceeds of the day are being donated to Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwestern CT- an organization Michael volunteered his service to.
It was a great turn out for a rainy Sunday. Fox News, country 92.5, Graceful Touch Massage and Wellness of Enfield Healthtrax and numerous other local businesses were there to show support. As well as a group of runners from Fordham University where Michael attended. The race began after some heart felt words and gratitude from MaryAnn.
Congratulations to Julian Saud who came in first overall with a time of 16:40.98. He was representing Michael and Fordham University. Congratulations as well to Ann Shields who was the first female to cross the line with a time of 19:04.90
A special thanks to First Mile Fitness who was the event management and to Last Mile Racing who kept time. Be sure to join them next year!
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