5k For Epilepsy

2022 Purple Pumpkin 5K

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2022 Purple Pumpkin 5K! We had over 100 people join us and together we raised over $14,000 to help the local epilepsy community!

The funds raised from this event will be used to support our programs and services that serve people with epilepsy and their families throughout Connecticut. We continue to be the leading resource of information, education, advocacy, and support for the estimated 36,000 people with epilepsy in Connecticut.

Thank you to everyone who made the 5K a success: Silverman’s Farms and Jones Family Farms for donating the pumpkins for our craft table; Fairfield University’s Softball Team and all our wonderful EFCT volunteers who helped set up the course, check people in, serve food, and man the craft table; Bill Shea, our amazing photographer; Denise Brower, EFCT’s board president, and her husband Garry Brower for all their help planning, marketing, and running this event; Steve Borys for sharing his personal experience with epilepsy; and First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker for her support.

Thank you to the Aegon Transamerica Foundation for being our Premier Sponsor and thank you to the Perkins Family for being our Presenting Sponsor. In addition to being a sponsor, Cindy Perkins and the entire Perkins family all did so much to help make this event a success. This is our first time holding our 5K in Westport and they helped us get the word out in this new area, recruit participants, and engage the community. We are so grateful!

Congratulations to the winners!

Top Female Finishers 19 and under:
Madeline Rondon
Lucy Delaney
Eve Gendels

Top Male Finishers 19 and under:
Marco Parente Jr.
Willis Rondon
Luca Parente

Top Female Finishers 20 and up:
Claire Mason
Sabrina Gibbs
Sarah Redford

Top Male Finishers 20 and up:
Marco Parente
Stephen Grievous
Bryan Watson

The full results can be found here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/59981#resultSetId-349384;perpage:100

We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you next year!

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
Who Helped Make It All Possible!

Purple Pumpkin Premier Sponsor

Aegon Transamerica Foundation

Purple Pumpkin Presenting Sponsor

The Perkins Family

Purple Pumpkin Hope Sponsors

We Work for Health Connecticut
SK Life Science

Purple Pumpkin Refreshment Sponsor

Purple Pumpkin Friends

5k For Epilepsy

2022 Purple Pumpkin 5K

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