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Eli Ruiz | Democrat

The 11th Annual Smallwood/Mongaup Valley Fire Department Fighting Fires 5K run/walk around scenic Smallwood Lake was held on Sunday. More than 150 runners and walkers start their close to 3.1 mile trek around Smallwood lake. Sunday’s 5K was in memory of the late Margaret Hazen, former owner of Gaetano’s Restaurant in Monticello, and Richard Crumley. Crumley, a Town of Bethel board member, passed away last month from lung disease.

Capizzi Sizzles in
Fighting Fires 5K

Story by Eli Ruiz
SMALLWOOD — Andrew Capizzi of Paramus, NJ, easily won the the run division of the The Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Department’s 11th Annual Fighting Fires 5K race/walk around scenic Smallwood Lake Sunday.
Capizzi’s time of 16:32 was a full minute ahead of second place finisher Jason Kennedy of Honesdale, PA.
Despite the heat, more than 150 participants of all ages took part in the race which was held in memory of the late Margaret Hazen, former owner of Gaetano's restaurant in Monticello, and Richard Crumley, a longtime Town of Bethel board member who passed away just last month from lung disease.
All proceeds from the race went to benefit the Samallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Department.

Race Results
5K Run – Top Finishers
1. Andrew Capizzi, Paramus 16:32.
2. Jason Kennedy, Honesdale 17:35.6
3. Jacob Laroe, Sugar Loaf 18:19.8
4.Tom Stratton, Parksville 18:38.6
5. Joseph Klein, Forestburgh 18:48.6
6. Calvin Waterton, Kiam. Lake 18:53.8
7. Tom Manza, Monticello 21:01.8
8. Sandra Dalles, Aurora CO 21:04.8
9. Garett Levy, Pomona 21:56.6
10. Rachel Quinn, Goshen 22:23.3
11. Evan Waterton, Kia. Lake 22:27.1
12. Bill Schneider, Barryville 22:32.1
13. Mark Laroe, Sugar Loaf 22:43.6
14. Boris Boroda, Massapequa 22:57.6
15. Bryan Levy, New York City 23:11.8
16. Brittany Rupp, Forestburgh 23:41.1
17. Ryan Levy, Suffern 23:44.3
18. James Barden, Smallwood 24:00.3
19. George Ackermann, Kenoza Lake 24:07.6
20. Brian Burns, S. Fallsburg 24:17.1
5K Walk – Top Finishers
1. Billie Waterton, Kiamesha 38:26.6
2. Janet O'Hara, Briarwood 38:54.1
3. Kenneth Brauman, UT 41:39.8
4. Marie Dietrich, Smallwood 42:09.8
5. Analey Dietrich, Parksville 42:10.6
6. Ellenmarie Vasiento, IN 43:10.6
7. Arvee Saulog, Suffern 43:19.6
8. Evelyn Levy, Suffern 43:33.1
9. Brian Kowalczyk, OH 44:25.8
10. Andrew Vasiento, IN 46:44.1
11. Dennis Rundle, Monticello 47:43.6
12. Ed Coney, Monticello 48:07.6
13. Peter Kowalczyk, Ferndale 48:36.1
14. Yna Manzi, Liberty 49:53.3
15. Richard Manzi, Liberty 50:48.1
16. Jean Goldman, Rockaway 51:20.8
17. Sandy Taggart, Liv. Manor 53:19.3
18. Shannon Masters, Mont. 53:22.8
19. Jessica Ashcraft, Monticello 54:11.6
20. Dina O'Connor, Monticello 54:12.1

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