BROOKFIELD, CT — The Brookfield Parks & Recreation announced the Mother’s Day & We Care 5K, presented by Dr. Philip Mascia. The race will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The race starts at Brookfield High School, 45 Long Meadow Hill Road and will be held to benefit the Brookfield High School Track and The Amyloidosis Foundation in honor of Tommy Corres who passed away in January of 2018 at the age of 55.
Corres served as a Connecticut State Trooper with Troop A in Southbury for 22 years where he received a Life Savings Award in 2008, according to his obituary. The Amyloidosis Foundation began in order to support research, to support patients and increase awareness of the diseases, AA amyloidosis, which occurs as a reaction to another illness, such as a chronic inflammatory disease or a chronic infection, and AL amyloidosis is caused by a bone marrow disorder, according to The Amyloidosis Foundation.
The registration fee is $25, payable by mail or by phone, before May 11, 2018. Race day registration is available for $30 on race day. Online registration for individuals is due by Thursday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. for $27.25 per person by visiting: http://brookfield.usaxc.com.
T-shirts will be given to the first 250 entrants. Prizes will be given out in the following categories:
- Top Male
- Top Female
- Ages 8 and under
- Ages 9-13
- Ages 14-19
- Ages 20-29
- Ages 30-39
- Ages 40-49
- Ages 50-59
- Ages 60-69
- Ages 70-79
- Mother/Daughter team
- Grandmother/Granddaughter teams
- Mother/Son team
- Grandmother/Grandson teams
The course route begins at Brookfield High School to Long Meadow Hill Rd., to Hop Brook Rd, with a turnaround at the cone, back on to Long Meadow Hill Rd. to Brookfield High School.
Click here for more information on the race.
To donate to the Family of Tommy Corres Fund, click here.