The first-ever Hallowrun for Hunger, organized by Cicero-North Syracuse High School sophomores Liz Westfall and Megan Cuculich, raised more than $5,000 for the Food Bank of Central New York and attracted more than 300 runners.
The inaugural 5K took place at Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton. The course featured student zombies from Cicero-North Syracuse High School, made up by student makeup artist Josh DeFabio, who chased runners as they made their way along the course. The event raised a total of $5,727 for the Food Bank of Central New York, the main food supplier to 268 emergency food programs in 11 counties in the state.
A total of 267 runners participated in the 5K, while 50 kids under 12 took part in a free kids’ half-mile run. Organizers are already planning next year’s event.
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Sarah Hall is the editor of the Eagle Star-Review and the Baldwinsville Messenger. The 2012 winner of the Syracuse Press Club's Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award, she has been with Eagle Newspapers since 2006. She is a Liverpool native.