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3RD ANNUAL WALKWAY MARATHON FINISHES STRONG

Nearly 2,200 Runners Competed in Three Races on Sunday

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POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Nearly 2,200 athletes were joined by thousands of spectators, supporters, and volunteers along the Poughkeepsie waterfront on Sunday for the third annual Walkway Marathon Race Series, bringing an event full of fun and competition to the Hudson Valley on a clear sunny morning.

  • Full Marathon: The best overall time in the full marathon was posted by Spencer Johnson, age 22 of Bristol, CT, with a time of 2:39:32. The top female athlete in the full marathon was Rachel Darling, age 24, of Highland, NY, with a time of 3:08:51.
  • Wheelchair Marathon: The best overall time in the wheelchair marathon was won by Peter Gagliardo, age 32, of Poughquag, NY, with a time of 2:17:25. The top female athlete in the wheelchair marathon was Maria Bournias, age 40, of Tenafly, NJ, with a time of 3:24:47.
  • Half Marathon: The best overall time in the half marathon was Ruslan Kramariuk, age 25, of Kitsman, Ukraine with a time of 1:15:39. The top female athlete in the half marathon was Kristen Gregory, age 36 of New York, NY, with a time of 1:31:28.
  • College-to-College 5K: The best overall time in the 5K was Stefan Morton, age 21, of Emerson, NJ, with a time of 15:00. The top female athlete in the 5K was Nicki Nesi, age 23, of Pelham, NY, with a time of 18:05.

For a full list of race results visit https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-30998.

For links to race photo galleries, visit Donald Byfield's PageMarilyn Schwartz's PageIrving Solero's PageNin Lei's PageBob Kopac's Page, and Walkway’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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3rd Annual Walkway Marathon Finishes Strong Nearly 2,200 Runners Compete in Three Races

3rd Annual Walkway Marathon Finishes Strong Nearly 2,200 Runners Compete in Three RacesPOUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Nearly 2,200 athletes were joined by thousands of spectators, supporters, and volunteers along the Poughkeepsie waterfront on Sunday for the third annual Walkway Marathon Race Series, bringing an event full of fun and competition to the Hudson Valley on a clear sunny morning.
  • Full Marathon: The best overall time in the full marathon was posted by Spencer Johnson, age 22 of Bristol, CT, with a time of 2:39:32. The top female athlete in the full marathon was Rachel Darling, age 24, of Highland, NY, with a time of 3:08:51.
     
  • Wheelchair Marathon: The best overall time in the wheelchair marathon was won by Peter Gagliardo, age 32, of Poughquag, NY, with a time of 2:17:25. The top female athlete in the wheelchair marathon was Maria Bournias, age 40, of Tenafly, NJ, with a time of 3:24:47.
     
  • Half Marathon: The best overall time in the half marathon was Ruslan Kramariuk, age 25, of Kitsman, Ukraine with a time of 1:15:39. The top female athlete in the half marathon was Kristen Gregory, age 36 of New York, NY, with a time of 1:31:28.
     
  • College-to-College 5K: The best overall time in the 5K was Stefan Morton, age 21, of Emerson, NJ, with a time of 15:00. The top female athlete in the 5K was Nicki Nesi, age 23, of Pelham, NY, with a time of 18:05.

For a full list of race results visit https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-30998.

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POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Nearly 2,200 athletes were joined by thousands of spectators, supporters, and volunteers along the Poughkeepsie waterfront on Sunday for the third annual Walkway Marathon Race Series, bringing an event full of fun and competition to the Hudson Valley on a clear sunny morning.
  • Full Marathon: The best overall time in the full marathon was posted by Spencer Johnson, age 22 of Bristol, CT, with a time of 2:39:32. The top female athlete in the full marathon was Rachel Darling, age 24, of Highland, NY, with a time of 3:08:51.
     
  • Wheelchair Marathon: The best overall time in the wheelchair marathon was won by Peter Gagliardo, age 32, of Poughquag, NY, with a time of 2:17:25. The top female athlete in the wheelchair marathon was Maria Bournias, age 40, of Tenafly, NJ, with a time of 3:24:47.
     
  • Half Marathon: The best overall time in the half marathon was Ruslan Kramariuk, age 25, of Kitsman, Ukraine with a time of 1:15:39. The top female athlete in the half marathon was Kristen Gregory, age 36 of New York, NY, with a time of 1:31:28.
     
  • College-to-College 5K: The best overall time in the 5K was Stefan Morton, age 21, of Emerson, NJ, with a time of 15:00. The top female athlete in the 5K was Nicki Nesi, age 23, of Pelham, NY, with a time of 18:05.

For a full list of race results visit https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-30998.

For links to race photo galleries, visit walkwaymarathon.org, and Walkway’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“The Walkway Marathon Race series has once again brought a sense of community and competition to the heart of the Hudson Valley!” said Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart. “Walkway board and staff, Dutchess County Government, Marist College,
Dutchess Community College, Mid-Hudson Road Runners, New York State Parks, Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and many other partners have collaborated for a memorable weekend and to achieve our second year of certification as a ‘zero waste’ race.”

Marist College President Dr. David Yellen said, “We take a special pride in hosting the Walkway Marathon Race Series, which attracts thousands of athletes of all abilities and their guests to our community. It’s been a pleasure to work with Walkway Over the Hudson, Dutchess County Government and other partners to make this exciting day a reality.”

Dutchess Community College President Dr. Pamela R. Edington, who also ran as an athlete, said, “Dutchess Community College is proud to be a Walkway Over the Hudson partner and to support the race weekend’s events as the starting location of the College-to-College 5K. The DCC community is well represented -- from the Morgan Lake hydration station volunteers, to the students, alumni, faculty and staff who are running – and we are excited to be part of this premier local event.”

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro said, “Since its inception in 2015, the Walkway Marathon has attracted participants from throughout the region, country and world – a testament to the countless hours of dedicated work the event’s organizers and volunteers have logged to bring about a successful weekend. We thank them for their tireless devotion, and we thank all the athletes, partner organizations and event attendees for making this year’s race series the most memorable yet.”

NYS Parks Taconic Region Director Linda G. Cooper said, ”Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is one of the many incredible parks and historic sites that are run by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. While the park was only opened in 2009, it has quickly become one of the premier destinations in the Hudson Valley and the entire NYS Parks system. Walkway State Historic Park offers a phenomenal backdrop for the races. You are sure to find other inspiring locales at state parks and historic sites here in the Hudson River Valley.”

Dutchess County Tourism Executive Director Mary Kay Vrba said, “We are always proud to welcome Walkway Marathon Race Series participants to Dutchess County for a memorable weekend of activities. We encourage you to come back and visit Dutchess County again!”

The Walkway Marathon Race Series featured new half and full-marathon race routes that started and finished at the Marist College waterfront, crossed the Walkway Over the Hudson and incorporated a significant stretch of the scenic William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail in Dutchess County. The new College-to-College 5K started at Dutchess Community College and finished at the Marist waterfront.

The event drew more 2,200 runners from 31 states and 4 countries, including the US, Canada, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. Organizers estimated that more than 5,000 racers, spectators, supporters and volunteers attended the event.

 

The Walkway Marathon Race Series, created in partnership with Dutchess County Government, is made possible by more than 20 sponsors, in-kind contributors and media partners.

 

Top sponsors include:

  • Royal Carting
  • Health Quest
  • IBM
  • Altice
  • M&T Bank
  • Mediacom
  • Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County
  • Sims Podiatry
  • Pepsi Cola of the Hudson Valley

 

Top in-kind sponsors include:

  • Poughkeepsie Journal
  • iHeart Media
  • Arnoff Moving & Storage
  • Mobile Life Support Services, Inc.
  • Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Stop & Shop
  • M&O Sanitation

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