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.

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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.