152 Jingle through Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID – The fourth annual Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk drew a field of 152 runners/walkers on Saturday.
Doug Hazelden of Bloomingdale was the first runner to complete the 2.7-mile course, crossing the line in 16 minutes, 27 seconds. He was followed by Saranac Lakers DJ Racette (16:47), Hailey Bitner (17:35), Max Paul (17:43) and Matt Paul (17:52).
Bitner was the top female finisher, beating out Pam Moore (18:35) and Rachel Stanton (18:46).
The event raised nearly $3,500 for Adirondack Health’s Fit For Life Scholarship program and the North Elba Christmas Fund. Participants also contributed toys and were issued bells for their shoes to keep in line with the holiday spirit.
Every year, the North Elba Christmas Fund and its volunteers provide snowsuits, hats, mittens, boots, sleds, blankets, toys and diapers to approximately 160 children. There are 85 fruit baskets or poinsettias to senior citizens. A food delivery program provides a complete Christmas dinner for 190 families.
Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk