‘Race4Chase’ honoring Sandy Hook victim expands to 4 states

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The brand-new Newtown Community Center hosted organizations from all over southern New England Thursday to finalize an expanded commitment to the Race4Chase Kids Triathlon program.

The summer program honors Chase Kowalski, a first grader who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting. His mother says she never imagined how her son's passion for triathlons would impact so many others.

“His heart has moved on to all these other little kids and that helps heal our hearts,” said Rebecca Kowalski.

It was announced Thursday that the Race4Chase is now going to be run at 29 locations across four states. And for the first time, the event will be held in Newtown – in and around the Community Center.

Chase's parents started the free six-week program to train children to swim, bike and run. It’s now in its seventh year with more than 1,000 kids taking part.

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