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Coogan's Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5k

Sunday March 3rd, 2024
Manhattan, NY
Distance: 5K
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The Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights provides the ideal venue to start the New York Road Runners Club point season, with bands playing funk, folk, southern rock, merengue, mariachi, bagpipes, and, of course, salsa and blues throughout the entire 3.1-mile course.

The NYRR Coogan's Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K now attracts more than 5,000 runners annually, all of them eager to take on a challenging course with its notorious hills in a diverse neighborhood known for its history and community spirit.

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Coogan's Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5k, Race Date: 2023-03-05, Distance: 5k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 14:47 Ben Harper 25 NY
2nd Male 14:49 Siraj Gena Amba 38 ETH
3rd Male 14:55 Ryan Kutch 24 NY
4th Male 14:57 Matthew Pereira 24 NY
Female 16:44 Sarah Ann Sibert 23 NY
2nd Female 16:48 Roberta Groner 45 NJ
3rd Female 16:53 Ivette Mejia 32 NY
4th Female 17:02 Leigh Sharek 34 NY
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 15:37 Marofit Mourad 41 NY
M 50-59 16:18 Guillermo Pineda Morales 50 NY
M 60-69 19:15 Manuel Serrano 62 ESP
M 70+ 23:01 Hank Schiffman 73 NY
F 40-49 16:48 Roberta Groner 45 NJ
F 50-59 18:54 Fiona Bayly 55 NY
F 60-69 21:37 Gordon Bakoulis 62 NY
F 70+ 28:55 Sylvie Kimche 76 NY
Coogan's Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5k

The NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K—an annual favorite and an NYRR club points race—sold out in advance and didn’t disappoint this morning. Runners of all ages—from NYRR Young Runners to NYRR Striders, as well as hundreds of youngsters in the kids' races—met in northern Manhattan for some fitness and fun.

The St. Patrick's Day spirit warmed up the crowd­—participants and spectators alike. More than 5,000 finishers, including today’s champions, Desta Alemu Mokona of West Side Runners and Ivette Ramirez of Central Park Track Club New Balance, took on the course’s notorious hills. There was plenty of Irish green amidst the kaleidoscope of club singlets.

The neighborhood, known for its history, its community spirit, and the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory, played the perfect host, with spectators showing the runners howsupportive they can be.


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