Fifth Annual OK5k Fun Run/Wellness Walk Held at Delaware Park

Fifth Annual OK5k Fun Run/Wellness Walk Held at Delaware Park

Preventionfocus, Inc. hosted their fifth annual “Okay 5K” Fun Run/Wellness Walk on Tuesday, July 21st inside Buffalo’s Delaware Park. Nearly 100 walkers and runners participated on that beautiful summery evening and the result was over group of runners$6,000 raised to support the programs of the agency. 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 morning on-air radio personality Bentley and her crew from Alternative Buffalo 107.7 FM.  

The event was sponsored by GEICO, Collins & Collins Attorneys, LLC, Eagle Systems, 69 Linwood, Inc., West Side Youth Development Coalition, Citizens Bank, Walsh Duffield, John J. Riccardi-Attorney at Law, the WNY Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of NY, Lumsden MMcCormick, LLP, Bow & Stern Marine, Wegman’s, Lexington Co-Op, Anderson’s, Entercom Radio, and WBBZ-TV.sponsors

Kelly Barlette of Orchard Park was the top female finisher with a time of 21 minutes: 45 seconds while Riley Scott of Canisteo finished first among the males with a time of 18 minutes: 3 seconds. Lisa Hanavan of Lancaster finished second overall among the women and Justin Osorio of Buffalo second among the men.

The top finishers by category included:
Female 15-19 – Cynthia Nguyen
Female 20-24 – Jessica Nagy
Female 25-29 – Nicholle Overcamp
Female 30-34 – Victoria Weise
Female 35-39 – Lisa Hanavan
Female 40-44 – Meichle Latham
Female 45-49 – Lillian Chatkowski
Female 50-54 – Laura Haas
Female 55-59 – Tina Marie Drumm
Female 60-64 – Stacey Curry
Female 65-69 – Andi Kriegbaum
Female 70-74 – Mac Mackenzie

Male 15-19 – Trevor Cohn
Male 25-29 – Sam Morgano
Male 30-34 – Peter Snodgrass
Male 35-39 – Jose Quinos
Male 40-44 – Anthony Cinotti
Male 45-49 – Stan Jennings
Male 50-54 – Paul Pulinski
Male 55-59 – Timothy Zelasko
Male 65-69 – Paul Hassall
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.