Local Athletes Top Finishers in YMCA's First 'Reindeer Run'
The Dec. 4 5K at Brookfield Zoo benefiting the Greater La Grange YMCA netted 294 registrants.
As many watched the season's first snow from the comfort of their homes, more than 200 people of all ages toughed the cold to run for a good cause in the winter wonderland that was Brookfield Zoo that Dec. 4 morning.
The first-ever Reindeer Run 5K, presented by the Greater La Grange YMCA, netted 224 pre-registrations, at $25 per person, and 30 day-of registrations, at $36 per person. Total proceeds to the YMCA had not been confirmed as of Dec. 7.
A La Grange resident nabbed the "Overall Male Winner" honor: 17-year-old Jack Doyle finished in 18 minutes, 8 seconds. "Overall Female Winner," with a time of 21 minutes, 17 seconds, was Maggie McLaughlin, 17, of Riverside. And, several La Grange and La Grange Park runners finished first in their respective age categories, as evident in the chart below.
The event and turnout were "phenomenal," said Karen Dziagwa, health and wellness director at the Greater La Grange YMCA.
Although 294 people registered in total, 201 participated—the weather being the likely cause for no-shows, she said.
About 45 volunteers helped at the event.
"It was great to see the community come together like that," Dziagwa said.
|TOP FINISHERS: 2010 YMCA REINDEER RUN 5K|
|Overall Female Winner||Maggie McLaughlin||Riverside||21:17.8|
|Girls 9 and under||Joy Ciancanelli||La Grange||36:32.1|
|Girls 10 to 14||Rachel Bjorklund||New Lenox||25:44.2|
|Female 15 to 19||Katharine Linhart||Brookfield||24:29.6|
|Female 20 to 29||Haley Skisak||La Grange Park||24:41.6|
|Female 30 to 39||Susan Daniels||Brookfield||26:26.8|
|Female 40 to 49||Jayne Aspan||Elmhurst||23:34.2|
|Female 50 to 59||Eileen Skisak||La Grange Park||24:57.7|
|Overall Male Winner||Jack Doyle||La Grange||18:08.5|
|Boys 9 and under||Aidan Leibforth||La Grange Park||31:57.4|
|Boys 10 to 14||Alex Domiano||Hinsdale||22:16.6|
|Male 15 to 19||Jack Keelan||La Grange Park||18:13.4|
|Male 20 to 29||Stephen Disanto||Chicago||18:09.0|
|Male 30 to 39||Tim Youngren||Chicago||21:15.8|
|Male 40 to 49||John Staerk||Berwyn||21:10.8|
|Male 50 to 59||David Spencer||La Grange||23:19.1|
|Male 60 to 69||Karl Johnson||Woodridge||32:26.9|
Source: Reindeer Run Age Group Results by Race Time, Inc.