Frozen 50K Raises $1,450
CASSADAGA — This past weekend’s Frozen 50K had 93 registrants and, along with additional donations on top of registration fees, a total of $1,450 was raised.
Donations of $725 apiece will be given to the Cassadaga Food Pantry and to the Chautauqua County Fire Police.
Runners and walkers gathered in the freezing cold temps of only 5 degrees at start time and a negative wind chill to head out around the frozen lake.
Sixteen folks, some traveling from as far as Ontario and New Jersey just to join in the fun, completed the full 10 loops around the lake which equates to a 50K or what is often referred to as an Ultra Marathon of over 32 miles.
Winner of the 50K for the men was Josh Zubler of Gowanda, who finished in 4 hours, 45. In second place was Jorge Tobon of Brampton, Ontario, who finished in 4 hours, 51 minutes. Benjamin Youngman of Rochester was third in 4 hours, 59 minutes.
The female winner was Katie Hogg of Seneca, Pennsylvania, who finished in 6 hours, 13 minutes. Amanda Dando of Forestville was second in 6 hours, 8 minutes. Cassadaga’a Rosanne Carr was third in 6 hours, 28 minutes.
Winners received a Wilson Endurance Sports beanie and a roll-on tube of Doctor Hoy’s Natural Pain Relief.
All results can be found at www.CoachMarkWilson.com/race-results.
The event also included two additional categories: a four-legged runner category with two dog friends completing four loops as well as the Rucking category. A ruck is a run that includes a minimum of a 20-pound weight strapped to the runner’s back. The finishers of that category included Tom Alquire of Angola completing eight loops and Patricia Mangine of Stockton completing two loops.
Mark Wilson, race director, provided pancakes and Southern Tier Brewing Company also provided refreshments.