5K in Elba is benefit for Arc of Genesee Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 September 2017 at 7:07 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ELBA – There were about 150 runners and walkers in today’s 5K to benefit the Arc of Genesee Orleans. The agencies a recent merger of the two ARC chapters in Genesee and Orleans counties. Eric Boyce, No. 11, won the race and set a new course record with a time of 17:20, which was 2 minutes, 20 seconds faster than the second overall finisher.

The Friends & Family 5K starts and finishes by the Elba Day Rehabilitation site, which serves about 100 people with disabilities in the two counties. The Day Rehab was constructed in 1991 on Barrville Road.

Kimberly Mills of Basom, left, was the fastest woman and fourth overall finisher at 20:20. Elizabeth Bender of North Chili was the second woman to finish at 20:25.

Nicole Tuohey of Medina walks the 3.1-mile course. The 13th annual event raises money for Arc of Genesee Orleans disability services and helps fund the Mary Anne Graney Memorial Scholarship for students in the two counties. New this year, the former Terri Krieger Memorial 5K in Medina has been merged into the Elba event. Terri was a beloved Arc Staff Member, who passed away in 1997.

Walkers start off in the 5K at Elba.

David O’Leary of Rochester was sixth overall at 21:12.

The race attracted many families including young children.

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