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Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race Honors Community Leaders

Mayor Mark Lauretti
2014 Honorary Starter

The Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race is more than a race. It's a great event to celebrate two great communities, and the Race Committee is pleased to recognize people of distinction who have made life time contributions to the two communities. The tradition of selecting the Honorary Race Starter began in 2005 with the selection of legendary coach Joe Benanto, and 2014's selection of Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti marked a decade that the award has been presented. Each of the past winners is well known for their work in both communities because they all have strong ties to both. Click on any of the pictures or links below to find out what makes them such special people.

Who will be our 2015 honorary starter? We'll announce that in the fall.

The only official duty for the Honorary Director is to be on hand to fire the starter's gun!


2005
Joe Benanto


2006
Jimmy Ryan


2007
Jim Benanto


2008
Jim Carey


2009
David M. Grant


2010
Frank Skoronski


2011
Dominick J. Thomas Jr.


2012
Jack Ribas


2013
Jamie Cohen


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