FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fall Foliage Half Marathon a Huge Success For Runners and the Community
The 3rd Annual Fall Foliage Half Marathon & 5K was a huge success this past
Sunday at The Dutchess County Fairgrounds. The new location supported the
necessary needs and goals of this year's Fall Foliage Half Marathon.
Registration topped out at 767, a twelve percent increase over last year.
Charity partners Team Fox and Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation had a
strong presence at the race with many athletes supporting both of these
great causes. Presenting sponsor, Meltzer & Hill Wealth Advisory had
multiple employees that participated in the race including Partner, Phillip
The Men's Half Marathon winner was Gregory Close with a time of 1:16:45,
the Women's Half Marathon winner was 2012 Olympic Trial Qualifier, Emily
Hulme with a time of 1:21:11. The Men's 5K winner was Ryan Tolfree with a
time of 17:36, and the Women's 5K winner was three time New York City
Triathlon Champion, Rebeccah Wassner.
With the goal of breaking 1,000 runners next year, Running Away Inc. is
thrilled with the results of the 3rd Annual Fall Foliage Half Marathon and
5K. “We could not have asked for a better race weekend that involved the
community and the surrounding areas. The entire community, Northern
Dutchess Hospital Foundation and Team Fox were extremely helpful and
supportive in planning before and during race day,” said Race Director and
President of Running Away Inc. Matt Linick.
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The 4th Annual Fall Foliage Half Marathon will take place October 12, 2014
at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds again. Please contact
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