Alex, age 9, even came in with an 8:11 mile. Not bad.
“It was a fun time going around it,” he said of the course, held a few blocks away from the main races.
“It was fun to get out and it was the first race we did together,” Vladimir said.
For Peters, who also is the wellness and fitness director at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, it was a great day on many fronts, including having a record turnout for the second straight year.
“We had a lot of youth running with their parents,” she said. “So it was a really great day.
“It was just moving to me. I am a health educator. So just to see all those people come out on a day to be thankful and to participate in physical activity before they go home and are feasting,” was great to see, she said.
The community aspect of the race was not lost on the speedy Eger, either.
“It’s really exciting because I feel like we are all coming together as a community and doing something,” she said.
Staff writer Jim Meenan: