Kevin Hoyt and Zach Schwartz led a field of nearly 500 participants in the 39th Annual Rocking Rooster Run at Fairfield Hills on June 15. Both former Newtown High School distance running standouts finished the 5K race in a time of 15:09. Hoyt narrowly edged out Schwartz to claim first-place honors. Hannah Schwartz, Zach Schwartz’s sister, was the top female participant.
Runners were treated to sunny skies and comfortable temperatures in the low 60s for the 8 am competition.
Proceeds from the Rooster Run benefit the Newtown Scholarship Foundation. Read more about the race in the June 21 print edition of The Bee.