HCF Hosts Kenya/USA Bi-Continental 5K Fundraiser
Our 2021 5K was featured in the Port Times Record!
Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (D-Setauket) is a daily runner who has participated in many local races, but her effort on the Port Jefferson/Setauket Greenway on Saturday, Oct. 16 in the Annual Kenya/USA Bi-Continental race was special.
For the last 17 years, Hope Children’s Fund, a local not-for-profit, has held a 5K fundraiser in support of the Jerusha Mwiraria Hope Children’s Home for AIDS-affected former street children in Meru, Kenya.
Hahn came in first among the female competitors in this year’s event with a time of 28:52. The overall winner was Setauket resident Donald Dodge, with his time of 24:28.
The Kenyan times were inconclusive, but in all of the competitions since 2005, the Kenyans have won 16 times.
Pictured is founder Joe Kirima’s widow Veronica, who took over as the administrator of the Home when her husband passed, alongside three of the Kenyan competitors.