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Ninth Annual Race

Phil Padilla and Kim Battapaglia Win 2010 Race

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The Race Committee is sorry to report that our timer has not been able to provide us with timed results from this year's race. However, we have reviewed two video cameras that were recording at the finish line and have reconstructed the results to the best of our ability. Wherever you see a ? mark in place of a race number, that is the case.

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Phil Padilla of Portland, Oregon pulled away in the last quarter mile after dueling with former three-time champion John Critelli of Redmond, Washington in a neck and neck battle for most of the race to win the 2010 Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road race. Justin MacGregor of Derby had jumped to the early lead as the three of them ran in a pack across the Derby-Shelton Bridge into Derby.

Critelli took over the lead as the three of them headed up Elizabeth Street and MacGregor fell back a bit. It became a two man duel from that point on as Critelli was about a step ahead of Padilla until Padilla took a step lead as they turned the corner at Main Street in Derby and headed back across the Derby/Shelton Bridge into Shelton. MacGregor was about 40 yards behind.

Critelli and Padilla were side-by side along Howe Avenue, and Critelli pulled ahead as they headed down Hill Street onto the Riverwalk where Padilla caught and passed Critelli breaking the 16 minute barrier to win in a time of 15:59. MacGregor was third in a time of 16:21.

Kim Battapaglia dominated the Women's Division as she complete the course in a time of 18:58 and won for the fourth straight year matching the four titles won by John Critelli. Her time was was the best since Kristin Wenstrom set the course record in 2003 at 18:50. They are the only women to have broken the 19 minute barrier.

This was the second title for the Padilla family as Mike Padilla won the very first race back in 2002.Mike who now lives in Pennsylvania also ran this year.

There were five other Critelli's running in this year's race as the family includes members from Southbury to Redmond.

First picture album from the course

Album #2 - Faces in the Crowd

Album #2 from the race course

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Latest Updates:

Race volunteer were ready for Sunday's crowds.

More than 550 runners in this year's Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Raced beat the race day rush by picking up their runners bag and number during early pickup.

2010 T-shirt Design

Runners Bag

  2010 Raffle  

2010 Sponsors

Markanthony Izzo
Race volunteer appears on Law and Order SVU

Frank Skoronski Named Honorary Race Director

Click here to learn more about this year's "starter"

Young Emerging Professionals Running and Collecting for Thanksgiving Food Drive

Valley Community Foundation - Major Youth & Senior Sponsors

Race Director - A Man of Many Talents

Just in - Early portrait of Commodore Hull emerges!!

Thirty have finished every race - click here to see who they are and which ones are running in 2011!

New for 2010 - where in the world is our t-shirt??

Our t-shirt has been spotted all over the world, but we didn't want to miss the most visible reminder of the Commodore in the whole world - the Commodore Hull Bridge in the shadow of the race course in the background with committee member Jack Walsh on the Derby Greenway.

How far can our t-shirt carry you? Click here to find out.

Greco & Haines Returns as 2010 Main Sponsor


One of the biggest assets of a successful race is a committed sponsor, and the Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day Race Committee is thrilled to announce that Greco & Haines will be back as the main sponsor of the 2010 race on November 25, 2010. Click here to learn more about just how much they have meant to the success of the race.

Making it work for Boys & Girls

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This trio of pictures highlights the year round importance of the road race to the boys and girls of our Valley who have benefited from the proceeds of the race over the last eight years. In the picture at the left, Jeanne Connors , President and CEO of Greco & Haines signs an $11,000 check from last year's race profits. In the middle photo, a smiling Jack Ribas, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club accepts the check from Jeanne and Joe Vicidomino of Greco & Haines who are flanked by Race Director Tom Wilson and Past director Glenn Gaetano. The ultimate recipients are pictured on the right with Shea Roscoe, Director of the Shelton facility. The Boys & Girls Club members are Megan Doyle, Lillian Taska, Luis Vega, Keenan Carey and Chota Mambwe. Over the years, the race has raised more than $70,000 for the Club.

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