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Scenes from the Four! West Hartford FUND RUN – We-Ha

More than 900 runners took to the streets of West Hartford for the second day of Celebration! West Hartford with the FUNd RUNS.

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

By Ronni Newton. Photos by Craig Rosenberg

The rain dampened the mood of the almost 1,000 participants in the Vier! West Hartford’s FUNd RUNS – the 5K and the Kids K – attracted runners from toddlers to 80-plus who tried out the new courses Sunday morning in one of the favorite activities of the city’s signature festival.

While the Kids K stayed within the confines of Blue Back Square, the new 5K course led runners north up Main Street to Craigmoor Road, where they turned right and then headed south to enjoy the picturesque Trout Brook Trail for the second half of the race. The race ended with a climb up Memorial Road to the finish line arch at Blue Back Square – but other than that hill, most of the course was flat and fast.

Tommy O’Gorman, 25, of West Hartford was the first to break the tape, completing the 5K in 15:44. Jack Lynch, 23, of Lyme, NH, was second in 15:52, and Braeden Laframboise, 21, of Southington – who was last year’s winner on the old course – finished third in 16:10.

Katie Stevens was the first female finisher in the 5K. To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

The first woman to cross the line was Katie Stevens, 24, of Dayville, CT, in 18:19. Abby Fernald, 21, of Avon, was the second woman in 18:32, and Jenna Zydanowicz of West Hartford, 22, was third in 18:49.

Full race results can be found here.

Part of the proceeds from the Vier! West Hartford FUNd RUNS are donated to the Leisure Services Scholarship Fund, which helps low-income families by financing the costs of registering for swimming lessons, summer camps and various other activities.

For scenes from the rest of the Four! West Hartford event, click here.

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

To celebrate! West Hartford FUND RUN. June 9, 2024. Photo credit: Craig Rosenberg

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