Streakers

12 runners have competed in all 38 New Haven Road Race 20k runs! Below is a list of our Streakers as well as their bib numbers. Streakers will be wearing yellow bibs on raceday and are eligible to compete in either the 20K or half marathon this year.

conte 53 Rick Conte
 Peter Halsey1 56 Peter Halsey I began running when a friend and I heard about the first New Haven 20K race. I had played football and hockey in school, but always hated the running necessary for conditioning. The training for that first race and all the others has just become a part of my life. I am an elementary school teacher in Woodbridge and live in New Haven with my wife and 3 children. I also have 4 older kids and 4 grandchildren. The race on Labor Day is an annual check up on my conditioning and on the condition of this city I love. It is great to see so many of the same people in the same spots along the route every year.
 Jim Kennedy1 59 Jim Kennedy
 Charles Matassa1 61 Charles Matassa
 James McCormack Jr2 62 James McCormack Jr.
 Steven McLaughlin2 63 Steven McLaughlin
 Walter Messersmith1 64 Walter Messersmith
 Steve Praskievicz2 67 Stephen Praskievicz
 Kenneth Ritt1 54 Kenneth Ritt
 Peter Sanchez2 69 Peter Sanchez “When the race first began in 1978 I trained just hard enough to run the 12.4 miles never thinking that I’d still be participating 39 years later.  Since then, the race has never been far from my mind and has been one of the few constants in my life.  It motivates me to run during the coldest and hottest days of the year.  The training gets harder and harder each year, but without it, I probably wouldn’t be as healthy as I am.  It’s been an honor to have run all these years with my fellow “Streakers”… I hope we’re all able to celebrate 40 years following next year’s race.A big, “Thank You” to my family and friends for their encouragement, support and picture taking throughout the years!”
 William Schaeffer1 70 William Schaeffer
 Mark Martin2 73 Mark Martin