Runners of the annual Tailgate 5K had a wintery start this morning with wind and flurries filling the air of the 6th ward in Oneonta. Above: Bryan Squires and 6th Ward Athletic Club President Bob Thomas release the tape as Tom Slicer, Oneonta, crosses the finish line after coming in 1st with a time of 16:49. At right, Oneonta running partners Jacqueline Scanlon, left and Lydia Dillon, run through the snow on the race course near Riverside School. The two were the first two women to cross the finish line; Jacqueline took 1st with 21:39, followed closely by Lydia with a time of 21:41. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – Runners had more than just smiles and sweat to show for their efforts at this morning’s Color Run, which saw participants splashed with colored pigments as they ran a 5k through the streets of Cooperstown.
The race’s 300 participants had to pass through four color stations, where volunteers threw colored pigments as they ran by.
The race benefited the American Heart Association and was sponsored by the school’s Leadership Training for Athletes program. The winner was Lydia Dillon, Oneonta, and Kristin Ratliff, the CCS track star who suffered a cardiac arrest at a meet in May, also ran part of the course.