The 17th Annual Fred Ciotti Memorial Run/Walk was held by the Greater Carbondale YMCA on Saturday morning, April 16.


Despite wind gusts and unseasonably cold weather, the 17th annual Fred Ciotti Run/Walk was another huge success.
The memorial event, honoring the late president of the YMCA, attracted more than 230 participants for the Run and/or Walk.
Prior to the race, the gymnasium and lobby areas housed a party atmosphere as participants, family members and friends spent time in conversation and enjoying the various nourishment available for to those in attendance.
When the race started a 9:30 am, runners and walkers burst from the starting gate at the intersection of Belmont and Canaan Street and headed on their respective course through the city.
James Hopper (33:36) claimed the Overall Men’s Walk while Patty Dzielak (38:24) won the Women’s Walk.
In the 5K Run, the Male Winner was Jason Kennedy (17:36) while Tiffany Leventhal (19:51) won the Women’s 5K Run.