Over 300 participate in 22nd annual Bagel Run

By Jon Mize
Over 300 walkers and runners participated in the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center’s 22nd Annual Bagel Run, Sunday, May 18. Forty-plus children ran the Kid’s K, and over 300 adults participated in the 5K and 10K.
All of the kids who ran the Kid’s K received winged foot medals, and the top three finishers, male and female, in each age group of the 5K and 10K earned awards for their great efforts. Kiplimo Chemirmir was the overall winner of the 10K with a time of 33:59 while Jennifer Ozuna took home the top prize for the females in the 10K with a time of 50:49. In the 5K, Joseph McKenna took home top honors with a time of 17:10 and Cherilyn Hefter topped the female field with a time of 21:45. Unique to the race was the category of fastest rabbi, which went to Rabbi Joe Menashe, who completed the 10K in 53:08 — and he did it while pushing a stroller.
Bagel Man ordered up some beautiful weather, then made sure everyone got to enjoy plenty of great bagels from Tom Thumb. A special thank-you went out to Jeff Whitman and Key-Whitman Eye Center, who co-sponsored the race with the J this year.
Bagel Run Chair Mark Kreditor, the sponsors, the wonderful volunteers and the JCC staff all worked to make this year’s run the most successful Bagel Run ever!
Jon Mize is director of sports and fitness at the Aaron Family JCC.

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