The results are in! Last Saturday found more than 80 runners/walkers from our ICE community enjoying a beautiful fall morning on Randall’s Island in the first (of hopefully many) 5k Run/Walks. It was great to see parents and their children running together, and the whole event was full of healthy good humor.
5K Winner’s Circle
Fastest Female Junior: Paulina Lichtman
Fastest Male Junior: Philip Chirigos
Fastest Female Adult: Penny Jansens
Fastest Male Adult: Mark Williams
Fastest Junior Adult Combo: Rossiya Fajardo & Ella Fajardo
Click HERE to view the complete list of runners/walkers.
Organizer: John Breen; Consultants: Imebet Blair-Carter, Nancy Lasher; Registration: John Breen, Sarah Aucoin; Set-up/Distribute Goody Bags: Elaine Pommells, Saschael Carter, Mia Delpriora, Amy Binin; Marshalls: Elaine Pommells, Dawne Marx, Katie Green, Kemala Karmen, Elizabeth Rexrode, Suzanne Ventura; Timekeepers: Oscar Breen, Lelia Buswinka, Onsite Sales: Andrea Santamaria, Cari Fershing; Post Signs: John Breen, Imebet Blair-Carter and Aideen Kane; Provided Prizes for winners: Aideen Kane; Supply Donations: Dianne Darbouze, Andrea Santamaria, Imebet Blair-Carter, Lisa Burdige
A VERY Special Thank You to Katie Hunter: Grade 10 Teacher & Track Coach; Jennifer Dalhstrom (JD): – Science Teacher & Girls Soccer Coach; Members of the Girls Soccer Team: Abel Roussel, Njeri Campbell, Elona Hoffeld, Mia Delpriora, Saschael Carter, Orla Keeting-Beer, Helen Chirigos, Jolene Lower and the Track Team’s representative Paulina Lichtman
We are pretty much guaranteed that we will be able to run the race at the same venue next year and I assure you all that the lessons we learned on this first one will be invaluable in seeing it run even more smoothly next year!
Thank you to the huge numbers who volunteered their time and treasure, to all who donated water, fruit, and other items for the goody bags, to all those with advice and insight into pulling an event like this off, to the members of the Executive Board, and to The Randall's Island Alliance for helping us out – and especially to the participants for making the event so fun!