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Inaugural Eastchester 5K Draws 825 Participants

The Eastchester Irish American Social Club presents $10,000 raised for Eastchester High School 
at the inaugural Eastchester 5K Race on Sunday, Sept. 28.
The Eastchester Irish American Social Club presents $10,000 raised for Eastchester High School at the inaugural Eastchester 5K Race on Sunday, Sept. 28. Photo Credit: Contributed
Michael Nobles, winner of the Eastchester 5K Race, crosses the finish line.
Michael Nobles, winner of the Eastchester 5K Race, crosses the finish line. Photo Credit: Contributed
The first female runner over the finish line was Katie Waters, a 1999 graduate of Eastchester High School.
The first female runner over the finish line was Katie Waters, a 1999 graduate of Eastchester High School. Photo Credit: Contributed
From the Eastchester School Foundation, George Winn, right, president, and Marc Kutzin, board
member, participated in the inaugural Eastchester 5K.
From the Eastchester School Foundation, George Winn, right, president, and Marc Kutzin, board member, participated in the inaugural Eastchester 5K. Photo Credit: Contributed
Runners at the inaugural Eastchester 5K.
Runners at the inaugural Eastchester 5K. Photo Credit: Contributed
Walkers participate in the inaugural Eastchester 5K
Walkers participate in the inaugural Eastchester 5K Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- More than 825 runners and walkers participated in the inaugural Eastchester 5K Race on Sunday, Sept. 28.

The male winner was Michael Nobles, a Bronxville resident, and the first female winner to cross the finish line was Katie Waters, a 1999 graduate of Eastchester High School, who now lives in Florida. She is also the sister of Eastchester High School physical education teacher Jesse Waters.

Prizes were awarded to the top male and female finishers in 14 age groups, ranging from 12 and younger to 60-plus.

Sponsored by the Eastchester Irish American Social Club, the race raised $10,000 to support new bleachers and press box for Eastchester High School.

Water Moran III, superintendent of schools for the Eastchester Union Free School District, accepted the ceremonial $10,000 check from John Collins, president of EIASC, after the race ended.

The race was organized through a partnership of the Irish club, the Eastchester Sports Club and the Eastchester Alumni Association. The major corporate sponsor was Mickey and Molly Spillane’s Restaurants.

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