Tuesday, October 11, 2011


This year's Inwood 5K was the best turnout in it's 18 year history. There were 342 total entries including 305 in the 5K race alone. The 272 5K finishers surpassed last year's record of 223. Once again, the committee's 12 community organizations supplied volunteers on race day to make the event run so smoothly. Road security, set-up, registration and refreshments for the runners are just some of the duties of the volunteers.

The generosity and support of St. John's Hospital allowed the use computerized chip timing, which produced instant race results. Capital One Bank was the trophy sponsor once again, giving away close to 100 awards and medals. There was a 1K Fun Run for kids and a Tot-Trot for children under the age of 6, where each one got a pumpkin to take home.

This year there were awards for the top Inwood Male and Female Finisher. The awards were named in memory of Brian Super and June Kenny, Inwood residents who were involved in the Inwood 5K and have passed on. The Winneres were Lia Miele and Jose Portillo.

The overall champion was 22-year old Patrick McCabe (18:15) of Garden City Park and the 1st female finisher was 15-year old Shaniqua Kirkpatrick (19:56) of Queens Village. Their names will be placed along with the other past champions on the Raymond Barbuti and Georgina Kirk Meserole Memorial Plaques that are sponsored each year by Inwood Civic Leader, Roy Meserole.

Proceeds from the race will go to 12 graduating high school seniors in June. Each will be picked by one of the community organizations on the race committee. For more info on the event go to

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