Three, two, one… and they’re off!

Observer photos by Al Frey

Williston Runs for Education kicked off at Williston Central School on Saturday, May 14 with a Kids Fun Run. The 5K winners were Paul Kartschoke (20:06) and Trista Cousino (23:39), and Zachary Spitznagle finished second place in the male 14 and under category at 20:13. Grace Steinman won in the female 14 and under category with a time of 29:05.

Williston Runs_060 5K 14May16Younger kids ran a loop around the gravel track, with 28 of them toeing the starting line and making it through the one-third of a mile course with smiles, high-fives and cheering.

Williston Runs_081 5K 14May16 Kids’ race winner Alex Jovell races at the Williston Central School on Saturday, May 14. For more photos visit the Web Extras section at