Story by A.J. Arias
The Fifth Annual Greenwood Lake 5K was held on Sat., Aug. 4 on a rainy morning in the Village of Greenwood Lake. The race began at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park and covered a route around the East Arm of the Lake throughout the Village, and then returned back to the park. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Village’s new Greenwood Lake Coalition Teen Center, which will be in the former Greenwood Lake firehouse.
Awards were given out in several categories, separated by age and gender. Categories went from competitors 13 and under all the way up to Kathleen Davies, who was the only competitor in the 70 and up category.
The overall winner of the race was 17-year-old Thomas Gardiner, of Warwick, who finished with a time of 17 minutes and 27 seconds. Adam Stanton, of Greenwood Lake, and Matthew Reichner, of Suffern, NY, finished out the top three.
The annual event was organized by Bill Cerone, who put in countless hours to make sure the event was well organized. He was prepared for the race to take place rain or shine and is already looking ahead to the sixth annual race next year.
Cerone, during his remarks at the event’s awards ceremony, thanked all the sponsors from the Village as well as the competitors who came out to participate.