Marathoner Bill Rodgers will participate in the 2011 Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk in Waterbury on Sunday, Sept. 11.  The event will be held at 1:30 p.m., at Library Park, Grand and Meadow Street in Waterbury; rain or shine. There will be a 5K running route and a 1-mile walking circuit.  In honor of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there will be a brief prayer, a moment of silence and a special guest will sing the National Anthem just before the runners head off.

   To register for the event, visit All funds raised by this event go toward ongoing medical expenses for Naugatuck resident Bob Veillette.  Rodgers met Veillette and his family when he attended the 2009 event for the first time. To learn more visit