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COLONY – Runners ran through Cook Park and surrounding neighborhoods on Saturday August 13 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Village + 1.

The Mayor’s Cup 5k and fun run was part of Colonie Village’s year-round centennial celebration. The events were postponed last year due to COVID, so the village has pushed them back a year and is celebrating 100+1.

The fastest time of the day came from the shoes of Joseph Altobello, 44, of Troy, with a time of 19:52. Jason Pensabene, 46, of Latham, was second with a time of 22:03 and Tom Shattuck, 55, of Rotterdam was third with a time of 22:31.

The women’s division was much closer with Rebecca McDonald, 33 of Guilderland, edging out Danielle Selby, by a tenth of a second – 25:32 to 25:33, respectively. Beth Whipple, 56, of New Hampshire, placed third with a time of 26:27.

The other finishers, according to Albany Running Exchange timing, are:

• Brendan Splonskowski, 15, Colony — 23:38

• Hussnain Hussain, 33, Colony — 24:51

• John Signor, 57, Colony — 24:59

• Richard Lounello, 57, Albany — 26:16

• Jessica McCarey, 26, Schenectady — 26:41

• Katie Dale, 34, Eglin Afb, FL — 27:03

• Todd Lasher, 59, Albany — 27:34

• Amanda Samuels, 26, Albany — 29:44

• Justin Rappold, 27, Albany — 29:45

• Lee Hilt, 65, Albany — 30:27

• Dulce Colonno, 38, Albany — 30:48

• Brian Curran, 46, Albany — 31:03

• Christopher Mabon, 53, Nashua, NH – 31:17

• Tracy Cornell, 37, Albany — 31:39

• Kelly Lazzarp, 54, Colony — 32:29

• Nathaniel Gibson, 55, Albany — 33:19

• Joshua Pooran, 17, Colony — 34:08

• Greg Rickes, 72, Watervliet — 36:23

• Betsy Delgiacco, 52, Stillwater — 38:35

• Kevin Baker, 53, Glenmont — 38:42

• Donna Davidson, 67, Albany — 40:26

• Paul Forbes, 71, Colony — 44:14

• Amy Weinstock, 43, Albany — 48:03

• Marie Lamay, 68, Colony — 48:50

• Hiedi Ruth, 53, Albany — 50:51

• Anne Hilt, 64, Albany — 50:52

• Alison Curran, 49, Albany — 53:08

• Jim Shellenburger, 79, Albany — 1:00:21

• Joanne Huba, 70, Albany — 1:00:22

Ten-year-old Natalie Fowles from Guilderland took first place in the 1 meter Fun Run with a time of 8:48. Tommy Person, 8, of Guilderland, was second with a time of 8:49 and Grant Kaiser, 6, of Niskayuna, was third with a time of 9:02.

The other results according to ARE are:

• Eli Parkis, 7, Albany — 9:29 a.m.

• Stella Calderwood, 10, Albany — 9:30 a.m.

• David Kaiser, 7, Niskayuna — 9:31 a.m.

• Harper Newhouse, 6, Albany — 9:33 a.m.

• Joseph Flandre, 6 years old, Schenectady — 9:34 a.m.

• Astonish Oliver, 7, Albany – 9:58

• John Travis Jr., 6, Albany – 10:34 a.m.

• Claire Selby, 6, Albany — 11:16 a.m.

• Mitchell Bernstein, 9, Clifton Park — 12:48 p.m.

• Omar Qazi, 5 years old, Schenectady — 1:10 p.m.

• Aubree Newhouse, 9, Albany — 1:11 p.m.

• Winter O, 2, Albany — 1:14 p.m.

• Sara Hussain, 8 years old, Colony — 2:00 p.m.

• Michael Flanders, 3 years old, Schenectady — 14:31

The 3.3-square-mile (plus 1) village’s centennial celebration kicked off in May with an open house at the village compound near Central Avenue and continued in July with an anniversary picnic at Cook Park.

It will resume on Saturday, September 17 with a parade starting at 1 p.m. at Jupiter Lane and moving down Central Avnene to Lincoln Avenue and into Cook Park. It will feature dignitaries, firefighters, floats and marching bands.

The 100+1 celebration will culminate on Saturday, October 8 with a dinner reception at the Italian American Community Center on Washington Avenue Extension. It will start at 6 p.m. and reservations are required. It will feature a Roaring Twenties theme in recognition of when the village was officially founded.

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