Seven hundred runners will be passing through Derby and Shelton Thursday morning for the eleventh annual Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day Road Race.
While spots in the popular holiday race were filled by Oct. 4, spectators are always welcome. The race starts at 8 a.m. at the Shelton Farmers Market on Canal Street. This year's race includes runners from 14 states, but the bulk of the runners are from the Valley, Jack Walsh, co-chairman of the Commodore Hull Race Committee said. Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is one of 28 "Plankholders" — runners who have participated in every race held.