The first Spring Into Spring Glen 5K took off on a beautiful spring day and was, by all measures, a huge success.. Held at Hamden’s Spring Glen Elementary School this was a real community event and benefited the school’s PTA . The day’s activities started with a Kid’s Race. 80 young runners navigated the ¼ mile course on school grounds and all crossed the finish line as winners.
Next up was the 5K Race and 2 ½ Mile Walk. Traversing the neighborhood around the school and finishing down Whitney Ave, the first to cross the finish line was Jeffrey Townsend in 18:13, followed by Tyler Heywood in 18:37 and Joseph Shapiro in 19:47. The first female finisher was Amanda Pellowe, in second place was Stephanie Barnett, and in third place Mary Glickman. The youngest 5k runner was Bryan Cupano, age 5, and the most senior runner 89 year old Herman Bershtein. When it was all said and done, 225 runners and 45 walkers registered
Complete results can be found here.
Thanks goes out to the Hamden High school track team who provided enthusiastic volunteers on the kid’s race and along the course. And to the friends and supporters of the Spring Glen PTA who manned registration. And a big thanks to the Hamden Police Dept whose presence insured a safe course for all participants. And lastly, to Marc Goldberg, Spring Glen parent, whose idea this was and who, with his wife Judy, invested countless hours into making this event happen.
For additional pictures from the race, check out our Flickr page.