Over 150 Runners from all over the State of Connecticut participated in “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5 K and 10 K races

Over 150 runners lined up to register for the “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5k and 10k races to benefit Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut (contributed photo)

New Milford, CT – Over 150 runners from Pomfret, Ct to Port Washington, NY ran for fun and fitness in the NM Fitness and Aquatic Club’s 5K and 10K races held at Litchfield Crossings, New Milford’s largest shopping center. All event proceeds went to benefit the Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut, an organization that who have prepared over 16,000 meals to feed the New Milford community during the Pandemic.

Said club owner Michael Nahom, “It was such a pleasure to see people getting somewhat back to normal… we are thrilled at the turnout from all over the state.” Nahom announced the finishers of both races: “Top male finisher was Richard Grudzwick, a New Milford senior running at Central Connecticut University and in the female division the top female finisher was Marisa Shiland, a freshman running for Southern New England. Top finishers in 5K races included Caleb Cerra, a freshman at New Milford High School and eighth-grader Catherine O’Connot, Newtown Ct.,” he added.

Nahom thanked Litchfield Crossings and its Executive Director, Kristen Gizzi, for their support and the use of the Center. Gizzi and her staff provided bottled water and fruit during the event. “We are thrilled at the overwhelming turn-out, especially when the proceeds go to such a worthy cause as the Community Culinary School and their good work.”

Litchfield Crossings is located at 169 Danbury road, New Milford, CT. www.litchfieldcrossings.com

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