Race for Freedom 5K: Photos and Top Ten Finishers!

Last Sunday, we were delighted to be joined by almost fifty runners and walkers for our Race for Freedom 5K in Van Cortlandt Park. It was wonderful to see everyone from serious runners to entire families to supporters who just wanted to go for a lovely walk in the park. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us and congratulations to all of the winners!

Top Ten Finishers:

1. Mike Gracie – 21:18.0

2. Robbie Boyd – 21:20.5

3. Scott Crafton – 21:39.2

4. Terence Brennan – 22:27.2

5. Mary Shannon Johnstone – 23:16.2

6. Seamus Galvin – 25:11.1

7. Aldwin George – 25:42.3

8. Frank Jaklitsch – 26:25.0

9. Elizabeth Santana – 27:37.7

10. Matthew Belinkie – 28:21.9

Families turned out to celebrate Father’s Day with a race through the park

And friends too!

Sr. Joan and friend Gerri Campbell gearing up for the race

Last year’s winner, Frank Jaklitsch, welcomes everyone

On your marks, get set…


The pack rounds the corner

LifeWay Network’s awesome volunteers staff the water station

Another father-daughter pair keep pace together

Waiting at the finish line

Mike Gracie finishes in first place, with Robbie Boyd right on his heels!

Other runners and walkers with the finish line in their sights

A father-son finish for Father’s Day

A future racer waits at the finish line

Mike Gracie, overall winner and the men’s first place finisher

Mary Shannon Johnstone, women’s first place finisher