Holiday 5K brings runners to Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Runners round a bend on the towpath along the Erie Canal, which was part of the 5-kilometer course on Saturday for the second Home for the Holidays 5k.

There were 103 finishers in the race, which was up from the 85 in last year’s debut event.

Nolan Bouchane of Lyndonville finishes the race in 19:20, the second fastest time. Bouchane, 18, is a student at the University of Buffalo.

Sam Morgano of Orchard Park won with a time of 18:37. Tammy Putt of Allegany was the first woman to finish with a time of 19:36.

Some of the participants ran in Santa hats, jingle bells and other holiday outfits. This group includes, from left: Teresa Wilkins of Medina, Mercedes Houseman of Albion, and Debbie Tompkins of Medina.

The race started and finished next to the American Legion on Main Street.