SuperHero 5K & Family Fun Run A Success

Oct 05, 2018

Auburn, NY – It was a morning for superhero runners to excel and a morning for superhero families to have fun. Cayuga Centers’ first ever Superhero 5K and fun run blasted off the morning of September 29th at Emerson Park in Auburn.


More than 125 participants donned superhero costumes and enjoyed the cool fall weather on the course laid out along the shore of Owasco Lake. 

Superhero families ran, jogged or strolled in a one mile fun run. After the race they posed in the superhero photo booth, decorated superhero masks, and enjoyed face painting and snacks.

President and CEO Ed Hayes thanked everyone for walking, jogging and racing to support kids, families, and staff – people who use their superpowers every day in a network of services including Treatment Family Foster Care, Community-Based Interventions, and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Hayes urged everyone to look for an upcoming announcement for the 2019 race date.

He congratulated the following winners:

5K top two men’s finishers were Mark Morrell and Dylan Nolan.  Top two women’s finishers were Beth Palin and Lindsay Webb.  These super racers each received a pair of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones.

Division winners were:

Men Under 20 – Dylan Nolan;  20-29 – Stephon McGee; 30-39 – Mark Morrell;  40-49 – Matthew Countryman;  50-59 – Robert Hiemenz; and 60-69 – Pat Piscitelli.

Women Under 20 – Tessa Kovalczik; 20-29 – Michelle Phillipp; 30-39 – Lindsay Webb; 40-49 – Roberta Countryman; 50-59 – Sue Liberatore;  and 60-69 – Mickey Piscitelli.

Best Individual Costume winner Matthew Countryman received a pair of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones. Best Team Costumes were worn by Jason Stevens and Lauren Engelhard.

Cayuga Centers is grateful to the following community heroes who sponsored the event; Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc., the superhero sponsor, Wegmans, the timing sponsor,  Mutual of America, the refreshment sponsor, AfterShokz, the Top Finishers Prize sponsor, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, the family fun run sponsor, and Ignite, the award sponsor.



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