CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation showcased the Monocacy Way, Sunday, June 19, 2011 with an early morning 5K Run. The primary purpose: get more people out using this beautiful urban trail just a 5-minute walk from downtown Bethlehem.
Winners of the $25 gift certificates from Aardvark Sports Shop at the 2011 Monocacy Way 5K Run.
(Presented to the those with the fastest times in each of the following age groups.)
Up to 18 years old: Camilio Serna-Reyes
19-39 years old: Mike Hiscox
40-59 years old: Brendan Kennelly
60+ years old: Tony Karwacki
Up to 18 years old: Rachel Finch
19-39 years old: Rebecca Fredericks
40-59 years old: Donna Ornosky
60+ years old: Barb Hannigan
The youngest runner: Rachel Finch 10 years old
The oldest runner: Tony Karwacki 67 years old
Timing and race analysis by PeakRace.com.
Other prizes included:
CAT is an advocate for local trail use in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Many car trips can be avoided by using local trails for recreation. CAT volunteers work hard to make local trails pleasant and popular through programs to pick-up litter and provide walking/jogging buddies. Many CAT volunteers “adopt” trails that need extra looking after.
During the 1990’s and early 21st Century CAT “Love Your Local Trail” program was successful along the Lehigh Canal Towpath in East Bethlehem, Freemansburg and Bethlehem Township. People used to avoid this part of the towpath. Now it is a popular jogging, walking and biking linear park. Today CAT focuses the Love Your Local Trail program on the Monocacy Way. CAT wants to make this urban Bethlehem trail more pleasant & popular, too. So far, the MW5K has had a very positive impact on the trail with many more people using it every day.
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The Bethlehem Police Department co-sponsors the MW5K. The Department stables the police horses at Burnside Plantation, where the MW5K starts and ends. The MW5K is also sponsored by HRP Management LLC, Michael F. Ronca, Inc., Aardvark Sports Shop, Edge Restaurant, Aykroyd Hardware, Hotel Bethlehem, KNBT Bank, Abe Beer Distributors, Mexico Lindo, Bethlehem Brew Works and the Northampton County Juvenile Probation Community Service Department.
Our thanks to our sponsors:
City of Bethlehem
Aardvark Sports Shop
Michael F. Ronca, Inc.
Abe’s Cold Beer
Bethlehem Brew Works
Northampton County Juvenile Probation Community Service Department