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Rivertown Runners Host a Costumed 10K

694 runners circuit Sleepy Hollow on Saturday to raise money for local charities.

Running a 10K is no easy feat, but try running as a hotdog, Sherlock Holmes, a banana, or cow...with the headless horseman on your tail.

The Rivertown Runners annual event on Saturday was a vibrant success, with hundreds of participants, many costumed, raising money for local charities and circuiting Sleepy Hollow from Morse School through the Manors and beyond. 

Last year, there were 250 10K runners. This year there were 80 kids running through the streets of town for the 1-mile "fun run" and nearly 700 10K runners.

Race director, club founder and president, Kristen Idalski, said, "the runners were full of praises about how beautiful our town is, the gorgeous view on the course, the friendliness of those involved and the awesome folks dressed in costume on the course."

The winners were: 21-year-old Luke McCambley of Westport, CT, with a finish time of 33:55, and Kristin Vespa of Ossining with a finish time of 40:41.

Enjoy this great gallery of vivid photos from Rivertown runner and regular Patch contributor Joe Golden and his sister Katie Golden, along with additional shots from Julie Larsen Maher. 

Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) October 24, 2011 at 06:24 PM
Enter pix of your costumed kid runner in our Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge to raise another $1031 for charity. http://patch.com/A-nd0G
Elaine Marranzano October 24, 2011 at 10:16 PM
Kristen - thank you for bringing this fun event to our community. I watched from my front porch and got a kick out of seeing the costumes. You are an inspiration!
Sr. Susan Gardella October 25, 2011 at 03:21 PM
All of us at the RSHM LIFE center are so grateful to the Rivertown Runners for choosing us to be the charity which will benefit from Saturday's 10k run. A number of LIFE Center staff were volunteers at the event which was great fun. I was thrilled to have the honor of starting the race! It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the beauty and diversity of our community.

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