Memorial 5K road race

Mansfield - posted Nov, 22 2013

WILLIMANTIC- Angus Wooten (Nov. 9, 1939 - Aug. 30, 2008) was a prominent member of the Willimantic and Storrs communities and served as a positive role model to a number of people. He was known extremely well throughout Willimantic, where he lived, and also spent time coaching the UConn Cross Country team and helping with the E.O. Smith running teams. He could always be seen at the high school's cross country meets with a huge smile and a word of advice for the runners. In his prime, Angus was known for his incredible personal accomplishments in running, including first place in the Mt. Washington Road Race and 49 consecutive years running the Manchester Road Race. Unfortunately, Angus passed away in 2008 due to heart disease. On Nov. 30, two E.O. Smith High School seniors, Kevin Moynihan and Jason Ball, will be hosting the 5th Annual Angus Wooten Memorial 5k. It will be at Mansfield Hollow State Park on Bassets Bridge Rd. Sign up will begin at 9 a.m. and the race will start at 10:30 a.m. sharp. It will be $10 per person, all of which will go to the Heart Foundation. Considering Angus Wooten's life, this type of event is just right. We hope that there will be a great turnout of people who want to run, remember Angus, and give money for a wonderful cause.


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