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Coogan's Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5k

Sunday March 5th, 2023
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: 2022-03-06, Distance: 5k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 14:52 Ben Harper 24 New York City
2nd Male 14:54 Ryan Kutch 23 New York City
3rd Male 14:55 Stephen Gomez 27 Brooklyn NY
4th Male 15:04 Marofit Mourad 40 East Elmburst NY
Female 16:49 Lily Anderson 24 Brooklyn NY
2nd Female 16:56 Leigh Sharek 33 Brooklyn NY
3rd Female 16:56 Fernanda Solis Bazaldua 28 Mexico
4th Female 17:07 Sarah Leinheiser 22 New York NY
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 15:04 Marofit Mourad 40 East Elmburst NY
M 50-59 16:59 Art Gunther 50 Upper Nyack NY
M 60-69 19:18 Lain Levine 61 GBR
M 70+ 22:30 Hank Schiffman 72 New York City
F 40-49 17:53 Kelly De Csepel 41 New York City
F 50-59 19:20 Locky Trachsel 53 New York City
F 60-69 21:45 Gordon Bakoulis 61 New York City
F 70+ 28:30 Sylvie Kimche 75 New York City
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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