17th Annual Pit Run

By WBNG News

October 3, 2010 Updated Oct 3, 2010 at 10:11 PM EDT

Oneonta, NY (WBNG, Binghamton) - The 17th Annual Pit Run took place Sunday in Oneonta.

The race is held each year in memory of Ricky J. Parisian, a state police investigator who was shot while off-duty. Parisian was killed in 1994 while trying to prevent an armed robbery at the Great American in Oneonta.

The 10K race featured a tough uphill run past the State University College campus.

Today's race attracted close to one thousand participants who raced in the 10K, a 5K and a 2 mile stroll for kids, families, and even dogs.

Money raised will go towards a scholarship in Parisian's name which supports area youth groups.

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