Striders Hold Winter 5K Series Banquet

Adam Rowe was recognized as the overall winner of the Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K Series and Kylie Witchey-Clements as the female winner when the Striders held their banquet at Roberto’s Restaurant.

Kevin Swanson received the Gold Phidippides Award, which is presented to a dedicated member of the USA Track & Field Association over 40 who earned enough points through their participation in road races throughout the year.

During the event, several awards were given to area runners with Jim Gardner, Allison Jeric, Patrick Krott, Christopher Lawson, Judy Porpiglia, Susan Rapp and Rowe each receiving the Ultra Award.

The Ultra Award is given to members of the Chautauqua Striders Running & Walking Club who earn points in road races during the season.

Nolan Swanson, former Wake Forest distance running standout, was the guest speaker.

The Chautauqua Striders Runner of the Year Series is sponsored by the WCA Center for Orthopedics, Sports Medincine & Rehabilitation.