Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00
Congratulations to Mineola runners Patrick Hoey and Barbara Cronin Stagnari for their award winning performances in the 23rd annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run on Dec. 18. Hoey finished in 8th place overall with a time of 17:48, to earn him the first place award in the 25-29 age group. Cronin-Stagnari scored in 23:10, good for second place honors in the women’s 45-49 age group.
A total of 1060 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes navigated the streets of Bethpage before crossing the finish line. Notwithstanding the great performances of the leading runners, the big emphasis of the day was on families, with lots of mother-daughter, mother-son, father-son and father-daughter duos making their way through the course, and lots of youngsters participating in the free fun run that preceded the main event.
Proceeds from the event will be turned over to The Opening Word, an education program conducted by the Dominican Sisters for poor and uneducated Long Island women to give them the tools they need to become productive members of society.