Vie for the Kids has great turnout, new course record

SIMSBURY — On a picture perfect Saturday morning outside the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, hundreds of runners gathered to raise money to help kids with cancer. They also tried to conquer a gorgeous 6k trail through the woods.

Among those conquering cancer and a tough course was Marc Robaczynski, who set a new course record with a time of 18:57.17.

“I’ve done it before, it’s different,” Robaczynski, a 39-year old Avon resident said. “It’s one of the few trail runs around. Usually these kinds of races on on roads. I love it. The course was in awesome condition, it was beautiful out there. People were walking dogs, it was nice.”

Robaczynski ran track nearby at Simsbury High School, and although he hasn’t always competed in the Vie for the Kids 6k, it is a race he tries to participate in as frequently as possible.

“I love it,” He said. “It’s a great foundation. The fact that they have it here at Ethel Walker at the campus is just fantastic, the venue is perfect. They do a very good job with it.”

In second for the men was 18-year old Benjamin Hogan with a time of 22:51.33. Rounding out the top four were 36-year old Michael Hart and 13 year-old Solomon Davis.

For the women, Amanda Havey clocked in at 26:44.59 to take the top prize.

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