Runners and walkers from 75 Connecticut towns and from 14 different states came out on a cold New Years Day to participate in the 2015 People’s United Bank 5K Chilly Chili Run in Orange to benefit the Amity Teen Center.
Joe Riccio, the Chilly Chili Run Race Director, is happy to report that people from all seven Connecticut counties were in attendance, as well as those from 28% of the 50 United States.
Our treasured 90+ year-old runners this year were 94 year old Betty Hutchinson from Deerfield, New Hampshire who completed the 3.1 mile run in 68:05 minutes and 93 year old Don Osborne from Branford who completed the run in 64:04 minutes. Those individuals can serve as an inspiration to all of us!
This was the 18th running of the Race, which is followed every year by a hot chili brunch served in the High Plains Community Center cafeteria. All of the food is donated to the Race by local restaurants, bakeries and grocery stores.
The Amity Teen Center’s Treasurer, Linda Cohen, is estimating that, after all expenses are paid, the Teen Center raised $10,000.00. All of these funds will go toward programming in 2015.
The Amity Teen Center is a non-profit 501 ( c) (3) organization that was formed in 1987. We hold after school and weekend activities for local teenagers at our building located at 10 Selden Street in Woodbridge. The Chilly Chili Run is the Amity Teen Center’s major fundraiser each year. Anyone wishing to learn more about the Teen Center and its activities please go to www.amityteencenter.org .