What's Your Race Story? Cipriano Benefit Draws 2,000+ to Farmington YMCA

The 5K Fun Run and Walk drew families and individuals touched by the tragic April 16 attack in the Cipriano family's home. Tell us, why did you run?

Nearly 2,200 participants lined up at the  on Farmington Road Friday evening, to run and walk in support of a Farmington Hills family devastated by an April 16 attack in their home.

 was killed and his wife, Rose, and 17-year-old son, Salvatore, were severely injured during the incident. Two Cipriano children, Tanner, 17, and Isabella, 8, were unharmed. The couple's oldest son,  Friday on filed in connection with . 

The 5K Cipriano Classic Fun Run and Walk benefit turnout more than doubled and jammed streets and parking lots in the 12 Mile and Farmington Road area well before the race's 7 p.m. start. The event raised more than $50,000 for the Cipriano Children's Trust Fund. 

Were you among the walkers or runners? We'd like to know why you chose to participate and what you thought of the event. Share your Cipriano 5K story by posting a comment below or adding your photos or video to our gallery. 

Correction: WXYZ Channel 7 meteorologist Chris Edwards was misidentified in a photo caption in the original version of this story. 

KP June 09, 2012 at 12:43 PM
My sister & I walked in the Cipriano Classic. It was a great evening for it. We don't know them personally, but happy to support the family. It was a great event with lots of support.
Darren Whittaker June 09, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Your picture misidentifies the TV weatherman talking to the crowd. It is Chris Edwards, of WXYZ Channel 7, not Chuck Gaidica from Channel 4...
Joni Hubred-Golden June 09, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Thanks, Darren, I'll make the correction.


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