FOURTH ANNUAL “OKAY-5K” HELD AT DELAWARE PARK

FOURTH ANNUAL “OKAY-5K” HELD AT DELAWARE PARK

2012 OK5K LogoPreventionfocus, Inc. hosted their fourth annual “Okay 5K” Fun Run/Wellness Walk presented by Collins & Collins Attorneys LLC on Saturday, October 18th inside Buffalo’s Delaware Park. Over 80 walkers, runners, volunteers, and staff participated in spite of the chilly windy and damp weather that morning and the result was around $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 a delicious lunch thanks to Anderson’s and hosted by Bentley and her crew from Alternative Buffalo 107.7 FM.

The event was sponsored by Collins & Collins Attorneys, LLC , Anderson’s, GEICO, Eagle Systems, 69 Linwood, Inc., West Side Youth Development Coalition, Wegman’s, Mayer Bros., Watts Architecture & Engineering, Citizens Bank, Walsh Duffield, John J. Riccardi-Attorney at Law, the WNY Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of NY, Chuck’s, Ilio DiPaolo’s, Acosta Foods, Entercom Radio, Rural Metro, and WBBZ-TV.

5K-starting-lineDaneva Moncrieffe was the top female finisher with a time of 22 minutes: 22 seconds while Travis Norton finished first among the males with a time of 21minutes: 55 seconds.

The top finishers by category included:

Female 25-29 – Nicholle Overcamp
Female 30-34 – Krista George
Female 35-39 – Heather Burger
Female 40-44 – Jennifer Pokigo
Female 45-49 – Joyce Warhling
Female 55-59 – Susan Frey & Carol Townsend (tie)

Male 14U – Geoffrey Lancer
Male 25-29 – Tim Topor
Male 30-34 – Alan Delmerico
Male 35-39 – Peter Snodgrass
Male 40-44 – Michael Hagler
Male 45-49 – Jeffrey Rabey
Male 50-54 – Steve McCarville
Male 65-69 – Trey Kelly

For the first time, runners also had the option of joining in a team competition. The “Fun Bunch” made up of Mike Hagler, Amy Dybalski, Colleen Hagler, and Andrew Dybalski had the fastest team time followed by Sarah Blankenship, Nicholle Overkamp, Rick Watson, and Peter Olson of “Team Blankenship.”

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.