Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
The 14th annual Julia’s Run for Children will be held in New Haven on April 14. The event is held in the memory of Julia Rusinek, a graduate of Great Neck North High School, Class of 1996. Julia was a rising senior at Yale University at the time of her death in July 1999. The run celebrates Julia’s life, her passion for running, and her commitment to helping children. The first Julia’s Run in April 2000 was filled with people who knew and loved her. While a core group of Julia’s friends and family return to New Haven every year, the four-mile run is now also popular with competitive runners. The run raises money for LEAP (Leadership, Education, Athletics in Partnership), an enrichment program for youth from poor neighborhoods in New Haven. See www.juliarun.org for more details.