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Record Numbers at Art & Sole
Posted on June 13th, 2018 at 5:32 PM
Record Numbers at Art & Sole

Dylan Stevens claimed his prize painted by Rickimarie, age 8, after taking first place overall at this year's Art & Sole. He, like so many of those who won children's art prizes, find these treasures to be so much more meaningful than trophies or medals. In the first picture in the album below, Dylan accomplished the 5k race with a time of 16:03; Rosie's time was 19:48. Amazing! The full results can be found

This, the 11th Annual Art & Sole, had the highest number of registered participants - 509! Once the starting gun sounded, the runners and walkers took off down 10th Street toward State. As the leaders of the pack made the turn north onto State, the tail was just passing the Art House. It was quite a sight to behold. Thank you to our outstanding committee: Matt Catrabone, chair, Michael Agresti, Megan Henry, Christina Katen, Ashleigh Montagna, Trevor Nash, Jeff Shaw, Shannon Wiertel and NAH Development Associate Patti Eichen on a job well done! Thank you to all of our sponsors, to all those who participated, and to our many volunteers.

Team participation was at an all-time high -- 24 teams made up of 304 participants. Nash Chiropractic weighed in with the largest team with 55 participants. Close behind them was Erie Insurance with 42; Size does not necessarily mean might, though. Gannon's team of 7 took first prize for the teams; Second place went to Lincoln Recycling with a team of 10, and third place was earned by Team Nash. Five families formed teams as well.

Always fun to watch is the Fun Run for Kids. They raced with the same effort as their elders on their 1k course. The first one across the finish line was Declan Toohey, age 11.

Whether you ran or walked, were on a team or ran individually, were age 2 (youngest participant in the Fun Run for Kids) or a healthy 84, we all hope you had a great time!

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Additional Photos

Rosie Cooper, of Jamestown, NY, 1st place woman overall finisher, crashes through the finish line.
Everyone needs to stay hydrated, even the canine participants.
Choosing among all the children's art pieces is harder than one would think! The top three persons, both male and female in each of age category took home art made by Art House Children
Congratulations to Declan Toohey, age 11, who was the first place finisher in the Fun Run for Kids.
They're off for the Fun Run for Kids!
Two-year old Jude Katen gets some words of advice from dad just before going to the starting line. He ran the whole race!
2018 First Place Team: Gannon University
Without a pause in their running, serious competitors grab a cup of water at the water stop, just about half-way around the course.