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Eastchester 5K Raises More Than $15,000 For Local Organizations

The Eastchester Irish American Social Club (EIASC) presents a ceremonial check for $15,000 to the Friends of the Eastchester Library from the proceeds of the Second Annual Eastchester 5K Race on Sept. 27. 2015. Photo Credit: Contributed
John Collins (center), president Eastchester Irish American Social Club, congratulates winners of the Second Annual Eastchester 5K on Sept. 27, Marc Guberti (left), the overall winner, and Heather Joyce-Caliendo, the winning female runner. Photo Credit: Contributed
Runners at the starting line for the Second Annual Eastchester 5K, on Sept. 27, organized by the Eastchester Irish American Social Club. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Runners and walkers raised more than $15,000 for local organizations over the weekend as the town enjoyed a record turnout at the Eastchester 5K fun run for charity.

Nearly 900 runners and walkers showed up to Eastchester Town Hall on Sunday morning for the second annual Eastchester 5K, with proceeds going to benefit the Eastchester Public Library.

The participants enjoyed pristine weather conditions, with awards going to the top male and female finishers in seven different age groups, from 12-years-old and under to 60 and older.

A pair of Eastchester high school students took top honors, with Fordham Prep senior Marc Guberti finishing first overall, and Eastchester High School sophomore Heather Joyce-Caliendo becoming the first female to cross the finish line.

At the end of the day, when all of the runners and walkers had finished, Eastchester Public Library Director Tracy Wright accepted a ceremonial $15,000 check from John Collins, the president of the Eastchester Irish American Social Club, one of the primary sponsors of the 5K.

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