Lilac Fest concludes with annual 5K and 10K race

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The last day of the 2022 Lilac Festival got off to an energetic start.

Runners took part in the annual Lilac 5K, 10K, and 1-mile Dunkin’ dash on Sunday morning which benefits Champion Academy, a mentoring program for teenagers in poverty.

The overall women’s winner for the 5K was 16-year-old Fiona Murphy of Amherst, NY, with a time of 19:15. For the men, the winner of the 5K race was 31-year-old Jay Bartishevich of Trumansburg, NY. He had a time of 16:31.

For the 10K race, the Annamaria Kostarellis of Rochester was the winner for the women’s group, with a time of 35:36. For the men’s 10K, Robby Creese of Mount Airy, Maryland was the winner, with a time of 30:36.

You can see the complete results here.

Champion Academy provides tools to overcome obstacles and maximize potential in school, at home, and in the community.