Tony Casey of Saranac, seen here, placed first in the first annual Octoberfest Half-Marathon held in Peru Oct. 15. The event was held in memory of Robert "Chip" Hamilton, who passed away in January following complications from a lung transplant.
Joanne Kennedy Photography
Peru The first annual October Half-Marathon held in memory of the late Robert “Chip” Hamilton Oct. 15, saw hundreds participate.
The event — which started and finished at the Peru Volunteer Fire Department on Bear Swamp Road — raised money for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Hamilton’s honor.
The top three finishers of the event, respectively, were Tony Casey of Saranac, with a time of 1:14:51; Jason Finlaw of Plattsburgh, with a time of 1:16:42; and Kyle Baitz of Winooski, Vt., with a time of 1:18:13.
The remaining top 50 finishers were, in order: Brian Wilson, Cadyville; Jeriqho Gadway, Plattsburgh; Michael Esposito, Peru; Tom Plimpton, Peru; Stephanie Rogers, Potsdam; Travis Duprey, West Chazy; Jeffrey Burdo, Morrisonville; Phil Lynch, Saranac; Brian White, Plattsburgh; Celina Fuller, Salisbury, Vt.; Cassie Sellars, Plattsburgh; Sean Ganter, Keeseville; Bill McDowell, Plattsburgh; Mary Jones, Chateaugay; Kazumasa Fujita, Chazy; Thomas Roberts, Plattsburgh; Arthur Graves, Plattsburgh; Travis Larche, Plattsburgh; Stephem Couture, West Chazy; Cheryl Aley, Colchester, Vt.; Bruce Beauharnois, Peru; Amanda Shalton, Peru; Steven Benway, Willsboro; Robert Durfee, Saranac Lake; Michael Weber, Fairfax, Vt.; Chris Roggie, Castorland; Bart Hayes, Wilmington; Ted Dominy, Parishville; Mary Duprey, Rouses Point; Rory Carroll, Plattsburgh; Cathy Hartung, Morrisonville; Shannon Bartlett, Plattsburgh; Mark Miner, West Chazy; Aimee Demers-Bourge, Plattsburgh; Preston Sellars, Plattsburgh; Nathan Dean, Colchester, Vt.; Kevin Defayette, Plattsburgh; Matt Hamilton, Tonawanda; Nathan Hammaker, Morrisonville; Sean Faville, Morrisonville; Dan Mannix, Plattsburgh; Karen Dayan, Lake Placid; Derrick Lucas, Peru; Greg Jabaut, Albany; Patrick Fay, Cadyville; Nicole Conger, Lake Placid; and Michael Graney, Ticonderoga.
Additional results, including finishing times, are available on-line at www.runoctoberfest.com.