The 2016 DIME McCarren 5K

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And they’re off!

This year the Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh made a multiyear commitment to serve as the title sponsor of the Dime McCarren 5K Run/Walk for Youth, which benefits local children in North Brooklyn through the St. Nicks Alliance.  “We welcome Dime as our title sponsor and are happy to work with them on this great event! Dime’s commitment will help us to continue providing critical educational services to those in need in North Brooklyn and ensure all children succeed in school!” said Jose Leon, St. Nicks Alliance Deputy Executive Director.

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Left: Thomas Hammer, the DIME M5K’s Top Male Finisher crosses the finish line at 15:39 Right: Kaitlyn Kiernan DIME M5K’s Top Female Finisher crosses the finish at 19:10

“Given Dime’s long standing commitment to the Williamsburg/North Brooklyn area, we are proud to partner with St. Nicks Alliance and NYCRUNS to ensure the continued success and growth of this popular event, which will help transform the lives of so many individuals in this area,” said Kenneth J. Mahon, Dime President & Chief Operating Officer.

The McCarren 5K marked its initial Run/Walk for Youth in 2012 when St. Nicks Alliance joined forces with New York City Runs Inc. in order to raise funds for local summer camp, and since then this 5K has grown to over 700 participants. This event brings the North Brooklyn community together with a health conscious event and takes time during the awards presentation to recognize several locals who have done exemplary work for the North Brooklyn Community.

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Family teams of all ages choose to walk the 5K. Here is a veteran walking family as one girl proudly wears her shirt from last year’s M5K

“Dime is a well-known and respected community bank in the North Brooklyn area,” said Steve Lastoe, NYCRUNS President.  “We are excited to have them as a partner and look forward to expanding this road race event over the next few years.”

Congratulations to Thomas Hammer (Top Male Finisher– 15:39) & Kaitlyn Kiernan (Top Female Finisher – 19:10) and ALL the Runners/Walkers who set records, won their categories, and crossed the finish line. You have made a lot of local kids happy this upcoming summer by supporting their summer camp outings!

Also congratulations to this year’s three Community Service Leaders: Reverend CB Stewart of the Greenpoint Church; Samira Rajan, CEO of Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union; and Kate Yourke, educator and founder of STEAM WORKS.

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A thumbs up from Michael Rochford (Exec. Dir. St. Nicks Alliance) as he cheers the running team from Waste Management led by (right of Michael) Joanne Persad (Government and Public Affairs Manager NYC) and (behind Joanne) Peter DeLuca (Multiple Site Manager).
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A run/walk for the whole family and the kids got medals!
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St. Nicks Alliance and supporters post-race (l to r) Lydia Morris (St. Nicks Alliance Board), Angie Herrera-Sanchez (Asset/Prop. Mgt. Dir. St. Nicks Alliance), Michael Rochford (Exec. Dir. St. Nicks Alliance), Captain Pete Rose of the 94th Precinct, Tommy Torres (Commissioner of the Williamsburg Sports League), Principal Maria Ortega of MS 126, and Laura James (St. Nicks Alliance Board)
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This marks DIME Savings Bank’s inaugural year as title sponsor for the M5K run/walk for youth. (Center) Kenneth J. Mahon, Dime President & Chief Operating Officer stands with the DIME running team.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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