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Westport Braves Raindrops For STAR Walk, Run & Roll

Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Nothing like a barbecued hot dog on a cold, rainy day.
Nothing like a barbecued hot dog on a cold, rainy day. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
Walkers and runners brave the rain for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Westport Fire Department turns out for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll.
The Westport Fire Department turns out for Sunday morning's STAR Walk, Run & Roll. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

WESTPORT, Conn. — Runners and walkers of all ages came out on a cool, rainy Sunday morning to support the STAR 5K Walk, Run & Roll at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

The event raises money for STAR's programs that serve infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan and Darien.

The event featured appearances by notable Connecticut runners, including Chaz Davis, Amy Dixon and James Randon. Davis, a paralympic athlete who was stricken with Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy that eventually led to blindness but did not cease his running or studies at the University of Hartford.

Dixon, a University of Connecticut graduate, is a paratriathlete for Team USA who has done inspirational speaking, and hosted conferences for the Challenged Athletes Foundation and organizations for the blind.

Randon, a New Canaan native, already has shattered historic running records as a student at Yale University, breaking the 4-minute mile barrier.

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