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Half marathon held in memory of Middletown woman hit by car

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Barbara Eddinger was killed in a hit-and-run in Middletown last month.  (Facebook) Barbara Eddinger was killed in a hit-and-run in Middletown last month. (Facebook)
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -

The Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half & Legends 4-Mile, which was postponed on March 3rd, was held on Sunday.

The event honored and celebrated the life of a Middletown woman who was struck and killed by a car in March. 

The path for the race was lined with blue ribbons to remember Barbara Eddinger.

"We have a strong faith and so, today, crossing the the finish line is just really the beginning of where we're going to go with honoring her memory," said Eddinger's daughter-in-law Kelly Eddinger.

Barbara Eddinger, 61, was killed in a hit-and-run accident outside her home on March 31.

So far, no one has been charged in her death.

"We're a very strong family. We have a strong faith and that's where our peace is going to come from. Justice will be served," Eddinger said.

The family said the past few weeks have been some of the most difficult, but they say the outpouring of love and support from friends and strangers have been overwhelming.

On Sunday, about 1,500 runners participated. Runners also wore blue ribbons.

The race will kicked off at 11:30 a.m. on the Union Green in Middletown.

A FitKids 1/2 mile and timed 1 mile race was also held.

The course went through the Wesleyan University campus and Wadsworth Falls State Park.

The Hartford Marathon Foundation said participants were also encouraged to bring perishable items to donate to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry.

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