Thank you all for coming out at the start of Spring 2022 to help us inaugurate the John Jay Community Trail with a 5k run, a 4k walk — and a Kids Jay Dash! We had a record number of registrations, sponsors, and donors for this year.
The weather cooperated and the rain held off until just as the awards were being given out.
Those in the top 3 overall or top 3 of their age group received a scrumptious pie for their efforts.
The kids dash finishers all received a commemorative medal for their effort.
All of the results — for the 5k run, 4k walk, and 200m kids Jay Dash — are available at the results page linked here.
Max Goodman of South Salem won the overall race in the men’s category with a course record of 18:23. Julie Piddington of South Salem won the overall race in the the women’s category with a course record of 23:11. The course was longer than the 2021 version and also longer than the 2019 and 2018 courses.
The 2022 course is close to the final JJXC 5k competition course. Final course setting and certification will be done by the John Jay Cross Country team coaches.
We had 140 runners in the 5k trail race. There were a total of 14 walkers in the 4K Jay Walk registered times and another 14 registered walkers did not run with the timing device but they completed the course!
We had 19 Kids Jay Dash runners who ran in three separate heats: 3 & 4 year olds, 5-8 year olds, and 9-11 year olds. The kids received Jay Dash medals at the end of their sprint sporting their JJTrail shirts. They also got to feast on bagels, mini bananas, and hot chocolate post-race.
Thank you everyone for coming out to this community supported tradition!