Mountain Mover 5K Race Is in the Books

Congratulations to the many runners and walkers who completed the misty, challenging 5K trail walk/run on the course behind the DCMO BOCES Chenango Campus in Norwich on October 26, 2019.

Winners Circle:

1st overall, and 1st male runner: John Mooney (20:39)

1st female runner: Sandra Randall (25:25)

1st male walker: Matthew Walker (47:32)

1st female walker: Megan Brennan (52:53)

First BOCES employee runner: Janet Laytham (30:01)

First BOCES employee walker: Sonnet Constable (60:28)

The full morning event was made possible by many:

  • Competitors came from throughout the region to walk and run. Independent runners and groups of friends all tackled the trail.

  • Sign-in tables were packed and managed by race organizers. 

  • Some remained on the trail for those who might need extra help. 

  • Friends, family, some athletes who already completed the race, and BOCES staff stood watch for those approaching the end of the race, and cheered everyone over the finish line. 

  • Refreshments were provided by sponsors, friends of the race, and BOCES classes showing hospitality. 

  • Promotional materials were prepared through the skill of BOCES educators.

  • Hand-crafted trophies made by teacher Glenn Marsala with materials from  BOCES programs were presented to the fastest in every category.

  • Talented friends of the Mountain Mover made a long line of abundant raffle baskets that were distributed to winning participants.

Mountain Mover 5K sponsors included Preferred Mutual and ACCO Brands, both of whom sent representatives with generous give-aways, and Scoville-Meno in Sidney. This event was also made possible by NBT Insurance, A & J Auto, NYCM Insurance, T-Squared Custom Millwork, Maggie’s Farm, Inc. and DCMO BOCES. Items were donated by Chobani, SPORTea, and Amelia’s Voice, the AW5K from Oxford. 

Many thanks are also extended to race organizer  Gretchen Hoag and her army of helpers who did so much before, during, and after the race. Their shared commitment to students was made visible in the race and its outcomes.

Proceeds from the event are estimated to be $3200, including ongoing t-shirt sales. This important contribution to the Mountain Mover Fund will provide assistance to students pursuing their studies at DCMO BOCES, and the Blessings in a Backpack program.  

We hope to see competitors, spectators, and supporters next year on October 24, 2020. Thank you for being a Mountain Mover!


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