The Chester Connecticut
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Four on the 4th
Road Race!

A Charity Fundraising Event
sponsored by the Chester Rotary Club
Friday - July 4, 2008

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5 Seconds to the start of Race


The Starting Gun... and they are off!
Only 3.997 miles to go.


First part of the start pack


2nd part of the start pack

3rd part of the start pack


4 motivated former military
remember the POW and MIA
They ran the entire race in formation.


The whole family is off to the races.
(Where is the family Dog?)


The lead runner arrives at Spring Street...
Less than one mile to go.


Leif Nilsson cools off Runners at
the foot of Spring Street.

 
Your Photographer is now Chasing
after the end of the pack... as they
head past the Pattaconk 1850.


Ah!.... Only 100 feet to reach
Leif's Garden Hose to cool off!

 
A little music helps feed the adrenalin,
with just under 1 mile to go.

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The man in charge of the Runner's
Numbers. According to "JC" there
were 758 Official Runners.

 
Reasonable Refreshment Prices!
Now for the race to end,
and the crowd to arrive.

 
Future WINNERS
of the "4 on the 4th" Race

 
Runners approaching Nilsson Studios
on Spring Street


Runners approaching Nilsson Studios
on Spring Street


Runners approaching Nilsson Studios
on Spring Street


Leif Nilsson chats with officer...
(Hey there fella, watch where
you squirt that water!)


Along for the ride.
(Pick up the pace Dad...)


Winner of the Race!
"Stephen Swift"
Over a 1 minute lead on 2nd place racer.


Happy finishers!


They are still arriving in droves


Gee Dad, that was fun... can we do it again?

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C130 rolling down the strip...
Marine Corps Recon is gonna take a little trip..
Stand up, buckle up, get to the door...
jump right out and SHOUT "Marine Corps..."


One of Chester's State of the Art Fire Trucks.

 
View toward the Chester Package Store


View from Package Store looking up Main Street to Chester Center


View From Spring Street down Main Street
A line is forming at the white BEER TENT!


One exhausted spectator


And the feast begins!


"The Portables" entertain the masses


Just cant make the food fast enough!

900+ Runners and more than 1,300 Spectators took part in this wonderful event
in beautiful Downtown Chester Connecticut!
SPECIAL THanks to
Exit 6 Band for providing GREAT Music from 10:30 till Nearly 1PM
From the 2nd Story deck of
Nilsson Spring Street Studios,

We hope to see everyone (and more) NEXT YEAR!

The Next Race is on...

Friday - July 4, 2008
The Chester 4 mile Road Race
Chester Rotary Club Sponsor

Competition prizes for participants and
festivities for onlookers. Live Music
Race Start Time: 10:00am SHARP
Course: Through the hills of Chester ,CT
Location: Chester Center at the Flag Pole
Registration: $15 - Pre-June 25th, or $20 day of race. (Subject to change)
Info: 860-526-2122 or
Email

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