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Farmingdale Runners Score in Annual Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run

A total of 1,060 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes navigated the streets of Bethpage on before crossing the finish line at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in the 23rd annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run on Saturday, Dec. 18.

A strong contingent of runners from Farmingdale did exceptionally well in this year’s run. The first Farmingdale finisher to cross the finish line was 27-year-old Franklin Diaz, who scored in 9th place overall and second in the 25-29 age group with a time of 17:58, followed closely by Chris Daily in 13th place overall and first in the 50-54 age group in 18:13.

 Other Farmingdale runners winning awards in the Ho Ho Ho Run were Keith Ferrara (2nd 40-44 age group, 20:04), Michael Fernandez (3rd 40-44 age group, 20:23), and Joan Ackerman (2nd woman 70-74 age group, 35:11).

Congratulations and thanks to Ric Diveglio of the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) for serving enthusiastically as the race director once again, to the Melville Intellectual Property Law Firm of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt that was the title sponsor once again, and to Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW for also providing a big financial boost.