GE 5K race to benefit Petit foundation July 13

PLAINVILLE, Conn. – The seventh annual GE 5k Road Race to benefit the Petit Family Foundation will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 9 the GE facility (41 Woodford Ave.) in Plainville, with registration from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The race starting line is located at the Route 10/East Street corner. GE is the title sponsor for the event.

In addition to the 5k road race, there is also a Fitness Walk for non-runners and a Kids Fun Run so the youngest members of the community can be involved. For those 8 years old and younger, the Kids Fun Run (with a special “prize” for all participants) will be held at 8:30 a.m. The 5k and fitness walk will start promptly at 9 a.m. The Fun Run is about a quarter of a mile and the fitness walk is 1.3 miles.

Again this year, the fun will begin on Saturday, July 12 in front of GE’s Plainville facility. For those who have registered by noon on July11, pre-registration pickup will be available from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Runners and walkers can come to the race site to pick up their bibs (with B-tags for runners this year) and tee shirts on Saturday to avoid common “race day lines.” Participants also can register on Saturday during the pick up hours or beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday. There is also a pasta dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the GE grounds. Adult tickets are $8; children 8 to 12 are $5, and those 7 and under are free. The Key West Trio Band will perform live music. A variety of other fun activities will be offered including a photo booth, carnival-style games, a magician and door prizes!

Other events planned for the day of the race include food and beverages, a massage tent, an appearance by the New Britain Rock Cat’s mascot “Rocky” and more. There also will be a drawing for six great raffle prizes. Tickets for the raffle are available now for $2 and can be purchased the day before during registration pickup, at the pasta dinner, or on Sunday up until the drawing time of 9 a.m.

The GE Road Race is a fund raiser for the Petit Family Foundation and is made possible thanks to the generosity of many corporate sponsors. Just as importantly, it is an event intended to be one that brings people together for an exceptional weekend of community fun and positive energy to honor the memories and spirits of Jennifer, Hayley, and Michaela Petit.

Visit the race website,, to register and for additional information.


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