Preventionfocus, Inc. hosted their fifth annual “Okay 5K” Fun Run/Wellness Walk on Tuesday, July 19th inside Buffalo’s Delaware Park.  Nearly 100 walkers and runners participated on that beautiful summery evening to support the programs of the agency.PhotoGrid_1469111956019

Participants enjoyed the USA Track & Field certified course that consisted of almost two laps around Ring Road inside the park.  After the race, all in attendance were treated to an after-race party that included delicious roast beef and turkey sandwiches thanks to Anderson’s and music provided by afternoon on-air radio personality Bentley and her crew from 103.3 The Edge  

The event was sponsored by GEICO, West Side Youth Development Coalition, Watts Architecture and Engineering Anderson’s, 103.3FM, and WBBZ-TV.  Additional support came from John Riccardi, Attorney at Law, Key Bank, Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc., MetLife, WNY Chapter of WBASNY, Bow & Stern Marine, Inc., Farmers Insurance, Suburban Orthodontics, Uebelohoer & Associates P.C., Lumsden & McCormick, LLP. We would also like to thank Crystal Rock, Wegmans, Lexington Cooperative Market, Evans Bank for their donations.

Sherry Czechowski of West Seneca was the top female finisher with a time of 22 minutes:  33 seconds while Jose Quiros of Medina finished first among the males with a time of 18 minutes: 42 seconds.
The top finishers by category included:

Female 15-19 – Kaylee Woodruff
Female 20-24 – Samantha Reed
Female 25-29 – Amber Rege
Female 30-34 – Sarah Diliberto
Female 35-39 – Sherry Czechowski
Female 40-44 – Jacinta Ramirez
Female 45-49 – Beth Wallace
Female 50-54 – Ann More
Female 55-59 – Kathleen Boje
Female 60-64 – Stacey Curry
Female 65-69 – Andi Kriegbaum

Male 9-19 – Elek Clark
Male 25-29 –  Charlie Martin
Male 30-34 – Blake Winter
Male 35-39 – Jose Quiros
Male 40-44 – Scott Bylewski
Male 45-49 – Bill Quaguano
Male 50-54 – James Kern
Male 55-59 – Matik Dahiquist
Male 65-69 – Jim Lovallo
Male 70-74 – Ed Russell

Preventionfocus thanks all of the sponsors and participants as well as the City of Buffalo Parks Department, the Buffalo Police, and staff member Lanette Wherry for coordinating the event.