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Stratford Road Race to Benefit CT Food Bank

Second annual Harvest Hustle road race on Sunday, Nov. 25, will benefit Connecticut Food Bank during Hurricane Sandy recovery and upcoming holiday season.

Three longtime friends have created a 5K and 10K road race and food drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank.

During the time of year when giving means so much to so many, Big Boy Racing is making an effort to raise funds and collect food for those in effected by hurricane Sandy.

Jack Schlechtweg, Christopher Capodicci, and Robert Pezzulo, three friends and runners, wanted to create an event that would encourage people to give while providing a fun and healthy experience in return.

"With the recent storms and the holidays coming up, this can be a difficult time for families," says Jack Schlechtweg of Big Boy Racing. "We know that when times are hard, donations can be difficult to come by. That's why we wanted to have an event that calls on the running community and those interested in outdoor activities, for support."

5K and 10K races are popular charitable events and welcome both novice and experienced runners. Big Boy Racing promises this race will keep an emphasis on fun by having DJs playing music along the course as well as raffle prizes, T-shirts and gift bags with items donated by local small and corporate businesses, and awards for top finishers.

The event is the Harvest Hustle and takes place on Sunday November 25, 2012 at 10 a.m., in Stratford at the Short Beach Pavilion. For more information, visit www.bigboyracing.net.

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