More than 200 runners participated in the 24th annual Medfield Day 5K and Kids Fun Run on Sept. 14 at the Pfaff Center.
The annual race was sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts of Medfield.
About 110 runners took to the 5K course, which started in front of the Pfaff Center on North Street and headed toward Harding and onto Hospital Road, before hitting the halfway point just before the Medfield State Hospital property. There, the runners turned back and followed the course back to the Pfaff Center.
The race was won by Medfield resident Taylor Crow, who finished in a time of 19:11 at 6:11 per mile pace. He was followed in the top five by Patrick Troy of Medfield with a finished time of 19:47, Brandon Sahr with a finished time of 20:09, Adam Batliner with a finished time of 20:11 and John McCarthy with a finished time of 20:21.
The women’s race was won by Medfield resident Andrea Mahoney. She crossed the finish line with a finished time of 21:53. Rounding out the top five females were Kaitlin Curbean with a finished time of 22:10, Emily Morgan with a finished time of 22:34, Karen Schneider with a finished time of 22:54 and Kate Martino with a finished time of 23:23.
Medfield Parks and Recreation hosts the annual event as a way to kickoff Discover Medfield Day in town. The race was supported by volunteers from the high school cross country team, who helped with registrations, T-shirt distribution and gathering runners at the finish line.
“We are so proud to be the official start to the Medfield Day festivities with the annual road race,” said Kevin Ryder, director of Parks and Recreation. “I was impressed with the turnout on a cool and cloudy morning. I am beyond thankful that people register and take part in our annual race. I was extremely impressed with the number of kids who took part in the fun run. That was amazing to see.”
Before the 5K, nearly 100 kids took part in the 1K Kids Fun Run. The sprint around the neighborhood was won by Hamilton Krolak. The course took the kids from the Pfaff Center on North Street to Green Street, then turning on Lowell Mason and back on North Street to finish at the Pfaff Center.