COLONIE — Hundreds came out on Sunday, Sept. 29 to run the 16th Crossings 5K Challenge & Kids Runs.
All proceeds benefited the Colonie Youth Center Scholarship Assistance Programs, which assist lower-income families with costs associated with childcare and health and wellness programming.
In addition to the 5K, there was a Kids Zone, featuring games and other activities, giveaways by different sponsors and one-mile and quarter-mile run for kids.
There were many families who participated, but one spanned four generations and the ages 13 to 78. Guy Jubert Sr. Guy Jubert Jr. and Guy Jubert III ran last year and while talking to the third’s great, great uncle, Dominic Rappazzo, they decided to make it a foursome.
“They got an old man involved this year,” said Rappazzo, a standout quarter-mile runner. “I will beat him (the third) for the first 10 meters, but after that I’m not so sure.”
“It is absolutely great to have my whole family here,” said Jubert Sr. “Absolutely great.”
This year’s presenting sponsor was Three Buckets Wealth Management and the race was timed by the Albany Running Exchange.
Eric Young, a 27-year-old from Latham, had the best overall time of 18:04. In second was Patrick Schumacher, a 23-year-old from Schenectady, with a time of 18:15 and in third was John Sweeney, a 20-year-old from Latham, with a time of 19:37.
Loren Norfleet, a 20-year-old from Albany, was the first female to cross the finish line with a time of 21:30. Elizabeth Palmer, a 21-year-old from Glens Falls, was second with a time of 22:44 and 13-year-old Rebecca Kleiber, of Schenectady, was third with a time of 23:36.
Click on a photo below to view a slideshow of the rest.