FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A record number of runners found the holiday spirit Sunday when 306 finishers hit the tape at the 5-kilometer Holiday Run for Toys at the Scandinavian Club in Fairfield.
Fairfield’s Christopher Barrett and Wilton’s Amy Bevilaqua finished first in the men’s and women’s divisions. The big winners, however, were the children who will receive toys from the runners. Besides a small registration fee, each entrant was required to donate one item to be given to a needy area child.
“I’m not sure why it’s a record field,’’ race director Marty Schiavone said. ...