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FRAMINGHAM – Saturday was a beautiful fall day for a 5K, and almost 600 individuals registered to participate in the United Way of Tri-County’s 5K run/walk sponsored by Jack’s Abby Craft Brewers.

The 5K supports the United Way of Tri-County, based in Framingham

United Way of Tri-County is an independently-governed nonprofit organization connected to a network of more than 1,300 local United Ways worldwide. The Tri-County United Way serves more than 30 communities in Massachusetts.

“United Way advances the common good as MetroWest’s largest community-based investor in health, education, financial stability and basic human needs – the building blocks for a productive and happy life,” noted the organization.

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Mark Rini, 28, of Framingham won the 5K race in 17.02 minutes.

Second place finisher David Plotkin, 33 of Beverly was a close second in 17.04 minutes, with William Vital of Hudson, third in 17.05 minutes.

Fourth and fifth place runners came in at a tie in 18.17 minute tie. They were Jeff Okerman of Needham and Jim Fisk, of Framingham.

Westborough’s Lacey Liebert, 39, was the top female finisher in 20.24 minutes.

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In second place for women was Meghan Schreck, 28, in 20.47 minutes, with Christiana Kearns, 21, in 21.47 minutes in third place.

Framingham’s Abby McCae, 40, was fourth in 22:15, with Framingham’s Phyllis Lowry, 56, was fifth in 22.19 minutes. Lowry was #1 in her age group.


36 photos by Petroni Media Company photos for SOURCE.
Click here for more than 150 photos from Saturday’s 5K.

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By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.