2006 Race News
Paugassett's Donate Firemen's Trophy
Derby's Paugassett Hook & Ladder Co. 4 has been working with the Shelton Fire Department for years to drape the huge American flag from their ladder trucks in the middle of the Derby/Shelton Bridge portion of the race course, but this year they decided to present a new race award. They will be presenting a trophy to the fastest fireman participating in the race. This year's winner is Tom Hope who is a member of Shelton's Huntington Company #3. Tom finished fifth overall with an impressive time of 17:23.
Sample of what runners will find in their bag.
The Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race is noted for the exceptional runners "goodie" bag, and that tradition continues again this year. In addition to the heavy weight lime green cotton t-shirt from Greco & Haines, runners will also receive a water bottle courtesy of Greco & Haines or Sikorsky Financial Credit Union. Unilever has contributed soap, deodorant and q-tips and Tetley Tea has once again contributed tea samples. Sports Center of Connecticut has also once again contributed gift passes to their fantastic facility in Shelton. Shelton is the home of Wiffle Ball and the younger runners will find a ball in their bags. There are a variety of other discount coupons, pens and other items to be found in the bags. To ensure that you get your t-shirt and bag, you must be among the first 400 to register.
Jimmy Ryan Named 2006 Honorary Race Director
Jimmy Ryan checks out the color for the 2006 race shirt with Glenn Gaetano. Click here for full story
Platt Systems Selected to Time 2006 Race
The Commodore Hull Race Committee is pleased to announce that Platt Systems will be the official timers for the 2006 Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race. Platt Systems is a provider of advanced electronic timing services for all levels of road races, track meets, triathlons, and bicycle races. The Manchester based firm times more than 175 events per year throughout Connecticut and the northeast. This year's race will use the Champion Chip Timing System which is expected to dramatically increase the speed and accuracy in posting results of the race.
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