RYE, N.Y. -- The YMCA in Rye held a Derby and Healthy Kids Day on Sunday, April 24.Hundreds of runners, families and children enjoyed a day of races and festivities. Runners followed either a 5-mile or 5K course, officially started by Deputy Mayor Julie Killian.
The male winners of the 5-mile race were Mathew Kitlagat (24:14); Kumsa Megersa (24:27) and Derek Lake (25:24).
The female winners were: Zeineba Hasso (29:30, Salome Kosgei (30:40 and Jenny Kurz (33:23).
The winner of the 5K was Jonah Gorevic, a familiar face on Derby Day. Jonah, age 12, started his racing career with the Rye Derby 1-mile family fun run about 10 years ago and has won the 5K for the last 3 years. The other male 5K winners were Mauricio Montiel (17:55) and Ben Sweet (18:59).
The 5K female winners (all age 12) were: Brenna Hazen (21:42), Eve Spencer (21:50).
The Rye Y parking lot was filled with Healthy Kids Day activities, including active games, live music, a climbing wall, free BBQ, frozen yogurt, sponsors tables and much more.
Rye Y summer camp staff led a preview of camp activities including gymnastics, archery, crafts, basketball, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities and chess.
The day culminated with a 1-mile family fun run/walk kicked-off by Sen. George Latimer
“We are grateful to all the community members, sponsors and volunteers who made this day possible,” said Sally Wright, Rye Y Director of Development.
Proceeds will help support the Rye Y financial assistance program, ensuring that the Rye Y can keep its powerful promise to the community: no-one will be turned away from a program or activity because he or she can’t pay.