79 women and girls came out to Stewart Park to complete the 5K along the Water Front Trail. 2017 was the first year the race was held at Stewart Park, with a change in venue after many years at Dryden Lake. Ladies of all ages, ranging from age 5 to 70, took part in the race to celebrate women’s road running.
We were fortunate that the heavy downpours throughout the day eventually gave way to clear skies and cooler temperatures by early evening, with a nice breeze coming in from Cayuga Lake.
Jullien Flynn and Katie Nolan took things out fast on the out-and-back course and both finished strong–Flynn winning in 18:17, with Nolan five seconds back. In team competition, the fastest mother-daughter team was The Lizards (Amy and Elizabeth Dawson.) Double Trouble (Elizabeth and Sarah Johnson) won the sister-sister division, and Dequistilboer (Yvette De Boer and Linnie Wieselquist) topped the partners division.
In recognition and support of the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, donations were collected during registration and at packet pickup. The Advocacy Center provides support, advocacy, and education for survivors of domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and adult sexual assault. To learn more about the center, or to donate, please click here to visit their website.
Photos (by Ian Golden):