Over 700 compete in 9th Sean’s Run 5K
Originally Published in the Register Star:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:11 AM EDT
CHATHAM — Bad weather didn’t prevent runners from making the trip to Chatham on Sunday to participate in the ninth annual Sean’s Run event as over 778 participants from throughout New York State, as well as Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Florida competed.
Chuck Terry of Albany took first place overall with a time of 15:58 in the 5K while Craryville’s Emma Gryner was the first female to cross the finish line at 21:05.
Also Sunday, the annual Sean’s Rune Meghan’s Mile was held for children up to age 12 and Schenectady’s Drew McAuley took the top prize with a time of 6:12 while Philmont’s Samantha Taylor placed first for the female runners (fifth overall) with a time of 6:50. There were 255 runners that crossed the finish line in the mile race.
“Despite the weather, numbers were up,” stated race coordinator Mark French, noting that official participation increased from 1,371 to 1,462 this year. “We added the special needs race this year, which was the highlight for a lot of people, and we are working on some things for next year since it will be our 10th anniversary. We are hoping to make it even more special than it has been these past nine years.”
The special needs race was held Saturday.
Proceeds from Sean’s Run are used to combat underage drinking and impaired driving.