Yale Graduate Students Organize 5K That Benefits New Haven Reads

April 22, 2014

Recently Yale graduate students who live in Whitehall on Prospect Street organized their second annual 5k fun run.  This year they decided to add a  community service component–a book drive benefiting New Haven Reads. The 5k was organized by Whitehall resident coordinators Elizabeth Taylor and Krista Smith. A total of 40 runners, both adults and children, competed for medals and bragging rights. Besides the run, festivities included music, bubbles, and face painting. First place for the adults, in the men’s and women’s category, went to husband and wife team Seth (19.56.4) and Elizabeth Taylor (27.29.4), Whitehall residents.  Elizabeth won despite pushing a stroller containing her youngest son Richard for most of the race–Seth completed the race and ran back to meet her as she completed her final segment. Nine-year old Anjali Ramesh (29.14.9) claimed first place for the children, it was her second year taking part in the race–she also claimed second place overall for women. 

The 5K race, held on April 5th, had both a children’s and adult component. The entrance fee was a children’s book. A total of 70 books were collected and donated to New Haven Reads. The 5k took place in the Prospect Hill neighborhood. Volunteers guided the runners along the track. Bagels for the early morning run were donated by Brugger’s Bagels.

For more information about the results from the run please click here: http://www.webscorer.com/racedetails?raceid=20724

To look through photographs from the run please click here: https://plus.google.com/photos/114273544434008681351/albums/6005138037258706689?authkey=CIuLiMCd6_2cFg