Ray Figlewski

Ray Figlewski started the Branford Road Race 36 years ago when running was just beginning to gain in popularity. The race now draws more than 3,000 runners to Branford each Father’s. The race has unquestionably had an impact on the tens of thousands of runners over the years, but Ray has made sure the benefit doesn’t end there – the same race that brings the community together for one morning each year has also raised tens of thousands of dollars for such charities as Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson Disease, ALS research, Notre Dame High School, the Branford Education Foundation, Camp Rising Sun, the Branford Counseling Center.