In what has been billed as the largest inaugural run in Connecticut history, more than 15,000 runners turned out on a cold snowy morning to support the families of Newtown.
Dozens of teachers from Newtown were on-hand for the race. “This is an amazing turnout,” said Tom Kuroski, president of Newtown Teachers. “It is so wonderful to see people coming together to support our community.”
AFTCT staff Teri Merisotis and Kristine Metcalf, along with numerous volunteers, gave out water and snacks at the AFT Connecticut tent. AFTCT videographer Neal Thomassen interviewed race organizers and members. AFTCT Staff Anna Cerritelli, Ole Hermanson and Eric Bailey participated in the race.