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Hundreds Turn Out to 5K Fundraiser for the YMCA

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of community runners at the Y Run 5K last weekend.
The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of community runners at the Y Run 5K last weekend.

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of community runners, families and groups who ran and walked together during the Y Run 5k and 1-mile fun run. The race was the kickoff event for the Y’s annual campaign and the second race of the Bucks 5k Series, which will continue hosting local 5k’s throughout the community during the spring of 2014. First Savings Bank was the title sponsor of the event.

The Y Run 5k featured a 5k, 1-mile fun run/walk, and after-event community pasta dinner sponsored in part by ACME Markets in Doylestown. 

Funds raised through the event help fund vital programs at the Y including a cancer wellness program (THRIVE), free 7th grade memberships to area students, and our financial assistance program. Central Bucks Family YMCA is a charitable non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of community life. 

The 1-mile fun run featured an elementary-level School Challenge that was won by Doyle Elementary School in Doylestown. They had the most participating students in the 1-mile race and won a private pool party for all Doyle participants in the race. “We really wanted the event to be a community and family event,” says Rachel Mauer, race director and Director of Community Outreach and Special Events at the Y. “Even with the rain, if felt like the community was together, cheering each other on!”

Over 300 runners participated in the 5k. The overall top finishers in the 5k run were Steven Waites (16:41.8) and Tracey Sawyer (18:59.0).  The top age-graded finishers were Terry Permer (19:12.8) and Lynda Terry (24:17.7). 

Top 5k male finishers by category were as follows: 11/under Holden Emery (25:53.7), 12-14 Cole Sands (18.37.0), 15-19 Robert Frey (24.33.0), 20-24 Hunter Needham (17.07.5), 25-29 Stephen Waites (16:41.8), 30-34 James Dawson Jr (18.00.7), 35-39 Bob Pultorak (17.00.1), 40-44 Pete Demallie (17:50.0), 45-49 Bob Morrow (19:14.8), 50-54 Paul Steinbeiser (19:47.9), 55-59 Terry Permer (19:12.8), 60-64 John Hibbs (21:01.4), 65-69 Ed Hawkey (25:29.9), 70-74 Jim Rehrig (22:45.9) and 75+ Richard Millham (35:04.9). Top 5k female finishers by category were as follows: 11/under Mckenna Brophy (23:42.5), 12-14 Marlena Cunnane (26:52.0), 15-19 Mary Beth Gerdelmann (22:09.3), 20-24 Kristen Griego (24:55.3), 25-29 Laura Onderko(19:32.2), 30-34 Tracey Sawyer (18:59.0), 35-39 Michelle Sauvigne (22:03.7), 40-44 Tracy Coffin (22:50.0), 45-49 Anabelle Broadbent (20:53.2), 50-54 Judy Dixon (22.13.5), 55-59 Kit Gerdelmann (27:23.8), 60-64 Lynda Terry (24.17.7), 65-69 Danielle Millet (26:51.4:42.38).

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Central Bucks Family YMCA is a charitable non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of community life. The Y strengthens the spirit, mind and body of its members. We build character by promoting the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.




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