On a beautiful fall morning, more than 80 participants gathered on Northampton Community College’s Bethlehem campus for the 8th Annual Spartan Sprint 5K Walk/Run. In total, the race raised $3,368.74 for NCC’s Spartan Aid fund which provides assistance to students dealing with financial hardship to help them complete their education. Since the start of the Spartan Sprint in 2014, hundreds of students have benefitted from funds raised during the event.

Runners and walkers began near the Oakland Road entrance of the college and ended in front of Kopecek Hall. Overall winners were presented with a plaque, and the winners in each age category were awarded medals constructed by NCC’s very own Fab Lab. This year, the top male finisher was Chris Fowler and the top female finisher was Jory Wamsley.

At the conclusion of the event, gift certificates to Aardvark Sports shop and Keystone Running Store were raffled off along with NCC umbrellas provided by NCC’s Department of Institutional Advancement. All participants received a PSECU drawstring bag and coupon for Aloha Nutrition, and the first 75 registered participants also received this year’s race T-shirt.

Congratulations to all of our participants! To view full race results and photos, visit: northampton.edu/spartan-sprint-5k.htm.

NCC would like to extend their thanks to the following sponsors, volunteers and planning committee for all of their support, hard work and dedication executing another successful event!

Thank you to our sponsors: Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, PSECU, HGSK, Abby Road Veterinary Hospital, Latino Leadership Alliance of the Lehigh Valley, Working Dog Press, Wegman’s Supermarket, Aardvark Sports Shop, Keystone Running Store, and the US Army Recruiting Station in Bethlehem

Thank you to our volunteers: Bronwyn Pacchioli, Rose Hower, Roberto Santiago, Tias Weaver, Cassandra Schillo, Jon Warriner, LJ Horvath, Carmen Ortiz, Adriana Simmons, Margaret Burke, Brandon Andrews, Aliyah Brame, Zamora Jones, Precie Schroyer, Teresa Donate, Ricardo Orench, Cristie Gerhab, Anita Forrester, Carmen Sanabria, and Joe King

Thank you to our Spartan Sprint Planning Committee: Dev Albarelli, Geraldine Bunnion O’Dowd, Mary Lou Collis, Maria Dietrich, Beatriz S. Messina (race director), Donna White and Tiffany Whitehead

The planning committee would also like to thank NCC’s Office of Student Life & Leadership Development, NCC Facilities staff, NCC Public Safety officers Lake and Durham, The NCC Fab Lab, The NCC Office of Student Affairs and the Bethlehem Township Fire Company. And thank you to all those who made donations: Marissa Epler, Precie Schroyer, Maryann Haytmanek, Tias Weaver, Lucas Burits, Marilyn Albarelli, Marketa Scott, Brendan Ruskey, Chris Fowler, Joe Adonizio, David Stifel, Elysia Gileza, Vertel Martin, Art Gigard, Carlos & Caro López, Stuart Horowitz, Mike Sparrow, Teresa Donate, Ricardo Orench, Pure Maintenance of Eastern PA, and NCC Financial Aid Department.