Chester Kiwanis' Hambletonian attracts runners from 5 to 85

More than 300 turn out for 23rd annual race

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • (Photo provided)

— The 23rd annual Chester Kiwanis 5K was held on May 27 under ideal weather running conditions.

Three hundred-plus participants enjoyed a run/walk through the historic streets of Chester via Main street, which was lined with American flags representing those individuals who have served in the armed services.

The overall runner winners were April Ackermann with a time of 19:10 and Rudia Wareham with a time of 18:04. The overall walker winners were Paula Ulmer-Schultzf with a time of 39:11 and Barry Lewis with a time of 37 minutes. The complete list of the results can be found at

The attendees, ranging from 5 years old to 85, enjoyed a post race breakfast prepared by the First Presbyterian Church. A portion of the proceeds from the race is donated to the Community Food Pantry located at the Church.

Many runners donate their newish T-shirts, which will be given to Braeside a Summer Camp for children in Middletown.

The Kiwanis Club of Chester would like to thank the runners and sponsors for supporting this important project which enables the club to provide assistance where it is needed in the community.

Make text smaller Make text larger


Image Teen drama workshop offered at Goshen Music Hall this August
— A weeklong teen drama workshop will be offered at the (air-conditioned) Goshen Music Hall this August.
The workshop is...
Image Music ensembles excel at NYSSMA Majors Festival
— The Goshen High School Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Stage Band performed June 7 at the New York State School Music...
Image Rain threat moves graduation indoors
— Goshen High School's Class of 2017 will move indoors because of the threat of rain.
The doors of the high school gym will open...
Image US Sen. Charles Schumer pushes for heroin combat teams
(AP) U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal help in the fight against opioid addiction in New York.
Schumer is asking the Drug Enforcement Agency to provide the...


Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.


Pool Rules


Click on the ad above to print your coupon!
Find more about Weather in Chester, NY