THE YEARLY TRADITION WAS CREATED IN 2001 AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS TO HONOR THE VICTIMS AND PAY TRIBUTE TO CLESSE WHO PASSED AWAY FROM CANCER IN 2000
16th Annual Lt. Clesse Run Honors 9/11 Victims & Fallen Police
Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (front, l) shared some positive words of encouragement to the runners as 49th Precinct Community Affairs police officer David Lepore (back, l) and captain Alps (r) listened attentively.
Legions of runners made tracks as the annual race began up Pelham Parkway North.
This year’s Women 50 and Over winners were first place champion Aurora Cunningham (r) and second place honoree Carol Linde.
Jaime Schumpf (l) earned gold while Steve Gugliamo took home the silver in this year’s race.
(l-r) Men Under 50 winners were first place champion Adam Schumpf, second place prizewinner Ayodele and third place honoree police officer Roger Rachelski.
This year’s Women Under 50 winners were first place champion Jaime Schumpf (c), second place victor Erika Garay (r) and third place honoree Toni Knight.
Community and law enforcement members honored the memories of 9/11 victims, a late 49th Precinct lieutenant and a slain 46th Precinct police officer at the 16th annual Lieutenant Thomas Clesse Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 9 in Pelham Parkway. Participants, young and old, ran in the race which began on Eastchester Road continuing on Pelham Parkway to White Plains Road and returned to Pelham Parkway. The yearly tradition was started in 2001 after the terrorist attacks to honor the victims and pay tribute to Clesse who passed away from cancer in 2000. All proceeds raised went to the family of slain 46th Precinct police officer Familia who was gunned down in an unprovoked attack while on duty.
Posted 12:00 am, September 15, 2017
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