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John Critelli & Kim Battipaglia Won 2007 Race

 John Critelli & Kim Battipaglia are picture with Race Director Glenn Gaetano after topping their fields in the Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day Race.

John Critelli and Kim Battipaglia were the winner’s in the Men’s and Women’s Division of yesterday’s Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race. For Critelli, it was his third straight win in the race. He took a commanding lead right from the start, and was never really challenged as he crossed the finish line in a time of 16:06. Keith Sansone of Shelton finished second.  Over the last three years, he has shown that he can run in snow, rain, fog and even brilliant sunshine as the sun broke through just as the race was starting. John’s winning time of 16:06 was his best time to date. The course record is held by Jeff Roginielwicz who completed the course in 15:44 in 2003.

Battipaglia, who is from New Haven, was only 7 seconds off  Kelly Bergeron's time last year as Battapaglia crossed the finish line in 19:34. She was just 10 seconds ahead  of second place finisher Annie Duffy of Monroe.

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Special thanks to our photo & video crew: Markanthony Izzo, Dave Grant George Giugino, Joe Andreanna, Jim Mastrony, Al Misiewicz, and Jim Ferris.

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Volunteers of the Year Named

Runner, Mayor & Ringmaster!

Webcam - a live view of the course!

Runners bag full of surprises


Planning Committee
Planning Committee Members are hard at work!

The Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day Road Race was started in 2002 as a community effort to honor one of the great naval heroes in United States history and to celebrate the two neighboring cities that  he called home - Derby and Shelton, Connecticut. More than a road race, it has become a Thanksgiving tradition that joins the downtowns of two great cities undergoing a renaissance along the banks of the Housatonic River. The race has benefited the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley. Over $30,000 was raised in the first past 5 years.

Boys & Girl's Club Gets $10,000 from 2006 Race



Greco & Haines Back as T-Shirt sponsor

Pizza Party for Students

Friends were fastest firemen in 2006

Thirty-seven have finished every race - click here to see who they are!

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