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Race for Chase raises $2,500 for Foley family

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COPENHAGEN — According to Rebecca Hall, an organizer for the Race for Chase 5K Run and 2-mile Walk, $2,500 was raised to benefit the Foley family.

“Congratulations to all of our amazing racers! See you next year,” Hall said.

The race was held Aug. 9 in Copenhagen to race funds for the Chase Foley, a 2-year-old being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. ALL reduces the number of healthy red and white blood cells and instead overproduces cancerous white blood cells.

The son of Elizabeth Foley, Chase was in remission until April of this year. He underwent a bone marrow transplant Aug. 4 and will be in isolation for a month and then transferred to a Rochester-based Ronald McDonald House Charities for three months.

“[We had] 135 walkers/runners with about 20 helpers so around 150 people all together,” said Hall. “Our oldest participant who did the two-mile walk in under 40 minutes was 88 year old Harry Morse.”

Xufeng Pan, a 2013 South Jefferson graduate, placed first for the males and overall at 18 minutes and 48 seconds. Cheryl Steiner, Beaver River cross-country coach, took first for the females at 22:15.

Awards were presented to the top three male and female in five age groups.

Taking first for the males in the zero to 19 age group was Pan with Jacob Peters in second, 28-minutes, and Alex Herzberg in third, 38:32.

Taking first for the females in the zero to 19 age group was Taylor Moore, 23:53, with Reagan Becker in second, 24:22, and Rylee Campeau in third, 25:24.

Taking first for the males in the 20 to 29 age group was Matt Hagg, 22:33, with Matt Fagan in second, 24:12.

Taking first for the females in the 20 to 29 age group was Krista Glenn, 26:36, with Emily Petrus in second, 31:20, and Alyssa Lieberman in third, 36:42.

Taking first for the males in the 30 to 39 age group was Sean Herzberg, 27:06, with Joe Pate in second, 28:03, and Mike Snyder in third, 29:57. Taking first for the females in the 30 to 39 age group was Kim Floyd, 23:22, with Jess Hagg in second, 24:15, and Michele Moore in third, 25:58.

Taking first for the males in the 40 to 49 age group was Scott Mathys, 22:06, with Tom Ritz in second, 24:06.

Taking first for the females in the 40 to 49 age group was Steiner with Rebecca Pate Johnson in second, 24:23, and Trudy Jones in third, 30:15.

Taking first for the males in the 50-plus age group was Jim Earle, 23:45, with Jim Webb in second, 29:37.

Taking first for the females in the 50-plus age group was Julie Paquin, 46:38, with Gale Parker in second, 51:21.

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