Third annual Captain Moshier races gets biggest turnout yet

The not-for-profit organization is a multidisciplinary, educational organization specializing in therapeutic recreation-related services for individuals with disabilities.

"This is the first year we had hand cyclist participate in the event," said Moshier after the race. "It worked out well and it allows disabled veterans and other disabled community members to really be a part of Tim's race."

Kevin Miller, 26, of Johnstown was the second cyclist to cross the finish line at 20 minutes and 53 seconds, setting his pace at 6:44.

The annual race also includes a kid's race for five to 11 year olds and a "Tot Trot" for kids under five to run 26.2 yards, which like the kid's race is also a free event.

Bethlehem Councilman Mark Hennessey was seen in the mix of runners and the breezy May morning.

"I cut six minutes off my times from last year, so I'm the happiest man in the world right now," Hennessey said en route to the water station.

After the race ended, Moshier thanked those in attendance and hand out first, second and third place winners for each of the categories.

"I've got four of my Wounded Warriors here and they finished the course both figuratively and literally and I wanted to thank them," Moshier said over the loud speaker at the middle school. "I also want to thank the Patriot Guard Riders for being here with us today."

The Patriot Guard Riders are an organization that acts as a motorcycle motorcade at the funerals of fallen soldiers around the nation and sometimes act as an impromptu color guard as memorial events such as Tim's Race.

There were several age group and team winners for this year's race that were honored by Moshier after the race ended.

The 0-14 age group winners on the male's side included Evan Denniag, 14; David D. Sullivan; and Nathan Cohen. The female winners for the youngest age bracket were Sydney Shaw, 12; Briana Swete, 14; and Tara Teal, 14.


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