Hundreds of runners cross the finish line in Clayton

CLAYTON, NY  – Save The River’s 17th Annual Run for the River™ 5K/10K, held on Saturday, July 27, was a great success with nearly 500 participants registered and 428 runners and walkers crossing the finish line. The Run started and ended at Clayton’s downtown Frink Park, with the flat and fast course winding through the historic village. After crossing the finish line, many participants headed straight to the edge of the Frink Park dock and jumped into the River to cool off. Next year’s Run will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020.

The Run was once again a safe and successful event through the help of many outstanding volunteers including the Clayton Fire Police, the Clayton Police Department, and Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Services.

Run for the River is now Save The River’s largest fundraiser and is made possible through the support of generous community sponsors: Underwriting Sponsor – CAR-FRESHNER Corporation; Gold Sponsor – Against the Grain Gourmet; Silver Sponsors – Caskinette Ford, the EagleShoppe, and Victory Promotions; Bronze Sponsors – American Legion Colon-Couch Post 821, Arbonne International Independent Consultant Brittney Robideau, Cheney Tire, Community Bank, N.A., Howard Orthotics and Prosthetics, Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions, and The Phinney Charitable Foundation; In-Kind Sponsors: Clayton Shur-Fine, Frontenac Crystal Springs, and Reinman’s Department Store.

5K Award Results – Top three overall female 5K runners: 1. Alexa Doe (18:32), 2. Melissa Roberts (18:58), and 3. Whitney Bryant (20:08). Top three overall male 5K runners: 1. Steven Doe (18:22), 2. Daniel Snow (18:27), and 3. Elias Rupp (19:19).

Top 5K finishers by age groups: Male 13 and under – Owen Dougherty (22:08), female 13 and under – Ella Mulholland (26:17), male 14-19 – Luke Riddoch (20:00), female 14-19 – Grace Van Vessem (21:08), male 20-29 – Matty McAndrew (19:50), female 20-29 – Nola Pominville (20:40), male 30-39 – Jeff Hettrick (22:52), female 30-39 – Constance Hammaker (21:18), male 40-49 – Eric Lamphier (23:18), female 40-49 – Caryn Lamphier (21:07), male 50-59 – Michael Dougherty (24:59), female 50-59 – Denise Vinal (25:38), male 60-69 – Paul Preston (24:22), female 60-69 – Debra Whiting (24:43), male 70+ – Chuck Spaulding (25:36), and female 70+ – Karen Wilkinson (47:49).

10K Award Results – Top three overall female 10K runner: 1. Roxanne Marmion (45:36), 2. Anne Reilly (45:57), and 3. Kelsey Yam (47:08). Top three overall male 10K runners: 1. Jason McElwain (37:31), 2. Kyle Clark (39:58), and 3. Steven Longden (43:28).

Top 10K finishers by age groups: Male 13 and under – no entrants, female 13 and under – no entrants, male 14-19 – Elliott Iosilvich (50:11), female 14-19 – no entrants, male 20-29 – Jehoshaphat Collins (48:09), female 20-29 – Haley Stark (54:52), male 30-39 – Justin Crossway (46:51), female 30-39 – Ashley Yaiser (49:17), male 40-49 – Brian Jones (55:12), female 40-49 – Christina O’Riley (56:58), male 50-59 – Charles Flynn (44:24), female 50-59 – Mary Eckstein (54:26), male 60-69 – Mike Halloran (50:33), female 60-69 – Nancy Werthmuller (59:06), male 70+ – no entrants, and female 70+ – no entrants.