More than 1100 runners finished the 18th Annual Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial 5K Road Race on a cool, sunny April 1, 2012. About a dozen members of the Fall River Fitness Challenge took part as well as about a dozen Kuss Middle School girls, part of the Girls On The Right Track project. Runners took off from  Bank and High Streets and headed up High Street on the 5K course that ran down Oak Grove Avenue and ending in front of the Salvation Army on Bedford Street. "Our team ran strong and finished well," commented Personal Trainer Amy Jones. Challenge participants had gone over the course in a previous Challenge event to familiarize themselves with the route. Click here to see race results. Click here to see a video of the race. Click here for the Herald News article. To see photos from last year's race, click here. For further information about the Fitness Challenge, contact CD-REC Program Director Annemarie Sharkey at 508-679-0522.


(Top row) Race Director Dave Pacheco opens the pre-race ceremony as Fall River Police Chief Dan Racine listens from behind before the racers take off on High Street. (Row two, left) First place finisher Steve Dousett of Fall River takes the lead as he runs down Oak Grove Avenue with a time of 16:35.. (Row two, center) First place female winner Ella Martin of Woods Hole heads to the finish line on Bedford Street with a time of 18:38. (Row two, right) Liam Michalewich of Fall River comes in with a time of 20:01. (Row three, left) John Sylvia of the Niagara Neighborhood Association comes in with a time of 25:15. (Row three, center) Fitness Challenge participant Holly Bronhard comes in at just over 30 minutes. (Row three, right) Members of the Plymouth Regional Police Academy come in last at the finish line. (Bottom row, left) Kuss Middle School cafeteria worker Bobby Rozycki, left, volunteers to serve runners at CD-REC following the race. (Bottom row, center) Fitness Challenge participants who ran the race gather around Personal Trainer Amy Jones, in white, for a photo in the CD-REC Fitness Center. (Bottom row, right) Kuss Middle School girls who participated in the Girls On the Right Track program pose for a photo outside CD-REC.

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