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5K season is off and running

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Evelina Alexandris, 12, of Albion sprints at the beginning of a 5-kilometer race this morning. Evelina has the lead over her mother, Shelcy Plueckhahn, in this photo.

About 25 walkers and runners participated in the 5K this morning that went from Brown Street to Keitel Road and back along the towpath. This is the third annual 5K organized by The Light of Victory Church.

The congregation at 47 Brown St. uses proceeds from the race to help pay for holiday baskets distributed during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Cindy Mordino, race organizer, is pictured facing the camera at right. “It’s been a blessing every year,” she said about the race. “We have never had rain.”

There is another 5K later today in Medina. The Arc of Orleans County is having the 20th annual Terri Krieger Memorial 5K walk/run. The walk begins at 1:30 p.m. with the run at 2 p.m. It starts at the Sacred Heart Club on North Gravel Road.

Other upcoming races include the Jim Ferris 5K at 9 a.m. on June 7 in Holley and the Strawberry Festival 5K and 8K at 8 a.m. on June 14 in Albion.