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About the Billy Goat Run

Friday, October 24, 2014

We got this report from Billy Goat Race Director Fred Policastri:

This was the first time Race Directing for Fred Policastri and Tom Storey who now have a much greater appreciation for those who have been directing races for years.

The weather was cool and clear and was great for a race in the beautiful woods of Baird Park.  The woods crew consisting of Mark Mitchell, Tom Bakken and myself, worked the Saturday before the race to clear the leaves, branches, loose rocks , acorns and marking the course to make the trails as safe as possible, and yes, it started pouring just after the crew was done working.  The trees were cut by Mark a week or so before the race.  The Race Directors  went back to the Nick Lamando and Wayne McDanial tradition of having a real live Billy Goat on hand, which was a hit, especially with the kids.  

The overall 5k male winner was Mike Coffey (age 30) from Hopewell Junction, NY with a time of 17:57:35 and the overall 5k female winner was Jacque Schiffer (age 50) from Olivebridge, NY with a time of 24:18:50. For the kids race, the overall male winner was Brendan Meyer (age 10) from Poughkeepsie, NY with a time of 04:54:51 and the overall female winner was Marissa Velez (age11) from Poughkeepsie, NY with a time of 05:48:10.

Thanks to all the race participants, their supporters and to the volunteers that helped make this race a success.


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