John Honerkamp of New York City and Julianne Milliman of Moriches took home top honors in Saturday’s Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk to benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital.His time was 17 minutes 12.28 seconds while hers was 19:56.20.
Appropriately, because it was a fundraiser for breast cancer , the voice of Shelter Island races, Dr. Frank Adipietro, presented awards to survivors first. Those honors went to runners Annmarie Seddio and Chris Carey, both Shelter Islanders, and walkers Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island and Steve Bornemeier of East Orleans, Mass.
Ms. Seddio posted a time of 25:16.55 while Mr. Carey’s run came in at 31:20.96 Ms. O’Regan Clark’s time was 33:56.30 and Mr. Bornemeier’s was 31:20.21.
A total of 555 racers took part in this year’s event, with 523 finishing, according to statistics by Auyer Race Timing. All race results are posted on the website at www.AuyerTiming.com.
They came from throughout Long Island, but also, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Hoboken and even Boston to run Saturday’s race. More than 90 runners from across the North Fork and Riverhead participated in the race.
Jason Leonard of Southold finished ninth overall in 19:55.82. He was the top runner in the male, 40-49 age division. Richard Buckhert of Southold was 13th overall in 20:19.38 and was tops in the male, 50-59 age division.
Kathleen Kilbride of Cutchogue was the top female in the 50-59 age division. She finished 35th overall in 22:03.43.
Two Shelter Island youths — members of the newly revived track club — placed among top runners this year with Jack Kimmelmann posting a time of 18:35.09 to place fourth overall and Kal Lewis right behind him in fifth place with a time of 18:35.09.
A runner well known to Shelter Islanders for her main sport, sailing, two-time Olympian Amanda Clark, posted a race time of 29:56.76.
From the start of the race, Dr. Frank, as he’s known among Islanders, welcomed runners and walkers with words of encouragement.
He praised 5-year-old Liam Springer of Mattituck, who was running his first 5K. Dr. Frank admitted when he was 5, he didn’t think he could run around a single block.
The top male runner, Mr. Hornerkamp, may not be a Shelter Islander, but his girlfriend, Caitlin Nolan, is. They’ve been dating for two-and-a-half years. Both will be involved in the upcoming New York City Marathon — she as a runner while he will be pacing Danish tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki, who will be running the New York City Marathon for the first time this year. Mr. Hornerkamp came off the Chicago Marathon just six days ago, but said he was ill and his timing was off, so he posted a 3 hour 20 minute run there.
A team from Eastern Long Island Hospital had the largest single group running the race.