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Fun Run attracts record crowd

Runners take off at the start of the NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run on Saturday in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

SARANAC LAKE — The NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run drew a record crowd of 72 participants Saturday to take on a hilly course through the neighborhoods of Saranac Lake.

Jared Whalen was the first runner to cross the finish line in front of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace, completing the approximately 4-mile course in 28 minutes, 14 seconds. He was followed by Camdan Fort in 28:37 and Rob Kaplan in 28:52.

Linda Grossman was the first female finisher, recording a time of 30:10. Isabella Paulos was second in 31:18 and Tracy Henderson placed third in 32:40.

Race organizer Dave Staszak said the 67 finishers was an all-time high. He also wanted to thank NBT Bank for sponsoring the Fun Run and Julie Conners, the branch manager, for her ongoing volunteer support.

“Thank you to Lakeview Deli for the hot chocolate and to my road guards Tom Dudones, Chuck Vananden and Barbara Conlian,” Staszak wrote. “A special thank you to my wife Patti for her help in organizing the event and working the finish line.”

NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run

Saturday’s results

1. Jared Whalen 28:14

2. Camdan Fort 28:37

3. Rob Kaplan 28:52

4. Steve Uresk 29:07

5. Jeremy Evans 29:33

6. Linda Grossman 30:10

7. Mike Williams 30:34

8. Sam Boese 31:07

9. Isabella Paulos 31:18

10. Kevin Markowski 31:27

11. Chris Otis Elliott 32:14

12. Tracy Henderson 32:40

13. Kevin Tuthill 32:52

14. Ross Menny 33:10

15. Geanette Ortan 33:35

16. Glen Smith 34:00

17. Mary Norelli 35:11

18. Scott Fisher 35:12

19. Nicholas Breton 35:13

20. Cassidy Burgner 35:14

21. Christian Wissler 35:31

22. Liesl Magnus 35:38

23. Jessica Jokobe 35:52

24. Justin Levine 36:15

25. Angela Trumbower 36:47

26. Michael Trumbower 36:48

27. Aaron Burdeau 36:54

28. Jen Meguder 38:03

29. Sam Baker 38:05

30. Meghan Haley 38:08

31. Amy Jones 38:30

32. Peter Jones 38:33

33. Susan Plocharczyk 38:38

34. Sarah Fink 38:57

35. Natalie Lopani 39:44

36. Ed West 39:46

37. Christian Verzosg 39:50

38. Rob Gibbons 40:20

39. Christine Freda 40:42

40. John Palmer 40:52

41. Jen Kretser 40:58

42. Douglas McCabe 40:59

43. Melissa Lambern 42:14

44. Janet Stauffer 42:18

45. Bridget Smith 42:53

46. Karen Mace 43:23

47. Rebeca Tendler 43:46

48. Eric Baurle 44:35

49. M.David Stauffer 44:55

50. Dan Cosulc 45:14

51. Remi Joyeuse 45:38

52. Katie O’Reilly Morgan 45:44

53. Mona Braun 45:48

54. Ann Mary Bouchard 46:22

55. Tammy Morgan 46:55

56. Phil Gallo 47:05

57. John Stack 47:54

58. Kathleen Morse 48:12

59. Henry Voelker 48:53

60. Colden Davis 51:08

61. Nora Anderson 51:15

62. Jennifer A Hale 51:45

63. Warren Hale 51:46

64. Daisy Titus 52:17

65. Camila Osses 52:17

66. Kathryn Stephan 52:18

67. Sandra Avila 57:48

68. Amy Cheney Seymour DNF

69. Hildagard VAnBingem DNF

70. Kyle Abeyanian DNF

71. Ivan Skavinsky Skivar DNF

72. Abdul Abulbul Amir DNF

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