POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The second annual Marist Red Fox Trot 5K drew 276 registered participants to the Marist College campus on Saturday, Sept. 10. The race, which was sponsored by the Red Fox Club in conjunction with the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club, incorporated many facets of the Hudson Valley campus including the newly constructed Route 9 Pedestrian Walkway.
Both the male and female overall winners were Marist cross country/track & field alumni. On the men's side, Mike Rolek crossed the finish line with a time of15:32, as he successfully defended his 2010 crown. The women's overall winner was 2011 Marist graduate Brittany Burns with a time of 18:39.
The race course, which was designed by Marist Director of Men's and Women's Cross Country Pete Colaizzo, was contained completely on the campus of Marist College. The race started and finished on the east bank of the Hudson River at Marist's Historic Cornell Boathouse. The challenging route incorporated both the west and east sides of the Marist campus. Runners entered the east side of campus by way of the Route 9 Pedestrian Walkway, a course element that is new to this year's race and a unique characteristic to any 5K in the area.
All runners received an official Marist Red Fox Trot 5K long-sleeve t-shirt and two tickets to the Marist men's basketball game vs. Bucknell on November 22. The Marist College Band, under the direction of Art Himmelberger, played a variety of songs at the start and finish of the race.
All proceeds from the race will directly benefit the 23 Division I athletic programs at Marist College. The Marist Athletics Department would like thank all the event coordinators, volunteers and participants that made the Marist Red Fox Trot 5k such a success.
The Marist Red Fox Trot 5K race committee would like to thank all the corporate sponsors that supported the race including:
Violet Avenue Dunkin Donuts
Lambert Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
Coco's Pasta & Grill
Dutchess Overhead Doors
TEG Federal Credit Union
The Dubliner Irish Pub
Sunburst Furniture Restoration
Partners In Massage
M & T Bank
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