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Friday, May 27, 2016

Allegany Arc announces winners in 5K run/walk

Allegany Arc is excited to announce the winners from their Fifth Annual Community 5K Run/Walk which was held in Honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016.   
The overall male winner was Ryley McKnight and the overall female winner was Pat Cooney.  Jacob White was the 14 and under winner for male runners and Ashley Sexton was the 14 and under winner for female runners. For the 15 – 29 age categories, Andrew Babcock was the top male runner and Sophia Rhoades was the top female runner. Paul Cone Jr. was the male winner for the 30 to 49 category for runners and Stacy Faulkner was the female winner for the same category. Bill Zeltwanger and Nancy Root were the winners for their respective categories for age 50 and over.     
Jayden Reed was the 14 and under winner for male walkers and Grace Emerson was the 14 and under winner for female walkers. For the 15 – 29 age categories, Alex Hewlett was the top male walker and Amber Payne was the top female walker.  Brian Hunt was the male winner for the 30 to 49 category for walkers and Mary Zdrojewski was the female winner for walkers.  Larry Haxton and Robyn White were the winners for their respective categories for age 50 and over for walkers.
The top three places for the “I Am Able” Category were Shawn Ordiway, Jeremy Brooks and Ted Susko.
Sponsors for this year’s event included:  Relph Benefit Advisors, Otis Eastern, Valic, Gas Field Specialists, Upstate Pharmacy, NYSID, BlueCross/ Blue Shield of WNY, P&M Research, Nicholson’s Pharmacy, Spinelli’s Taxidermy, Main Street Emporium Andover, Affordable Automotive, HEP Sales/North Main Lumber, Crafts By Janet, Burger King, Texas Hot, Bolivar Wines & Spirits, Advocare Distributors Brian & Heather Perkins, Save-A-Lot, Tops Friendly Markets and Rub-A-Dub Coin Laundry.
Heather Perkins, Event Chairperson, said “We are so thankful for the amazing amount of support we have received from not only sponsors for the event but also people who participated and volunteered to make the event a success.”

Proceeds from the Community 5K Run/Walk benefit Allegany Arc’s Witkowski Development Project. The Witkowski Development Project located at 2718 Andover Road in Wellsville will be an inclusive outdoor recreation center for individuals served by Allegany Arc.
Heather Perkins added “We are thrilled with how well our Fifth Annual Community 5K Run/Walk went. We were honored to hold it on Armed Forces Day to reflect our gratitude to all the brave men and women who serve our country on a daily basis. We are already looking ahead on ways enhance next year’s event.” 
Visit www.facebook.com/AlleganyArc for pictures from the day’s events.