Scenes From Coogan’s Annual 5K Run

Washington Heights hosted one of its March traditions on Sunday with the Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K Run.  The tenth annual run attracted community members of all ages, college athletes and members of New York’s Road Runners Club, which was one of the race’s sponsors.  The route was lined with spectators and led the athletes through Ft. Tryon Park.

While the 5K run counted a handful of children among its competitors, there were separate races for children after the run was completed.  Children as young as two participated in races in front of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame on Ft. Washington Ave.

The streets along the route also featured many neighborhood musicians and dance teams who came out to display their talents.  Walking along Ft. Washington Avenue, I saw bagpipers, drummers, and dancers from several neighborhood schools.

Click here for a photo slide show of the event.

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