Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Recap

On a sunny Saturday morning, 40 Harriers and 5,000 runner in total came out to race the hills of Harlem in the Percy Sutton 5K on August 25, 2018. The day was filled with heat, humidity and PRs! The race covers challenging and hilly course that consists of several steep uphill and downhills along St. Nicholas Avenue, around St. Nicholas Park and the streets of Harlem.

The race is named for the former Manhattan borough president who advocated for moving the New York City Marathon out of Central Park and into a five-borough-spanning race through city streets.

The women's team took a very impressive 3rd place with Morgan Lingar, Michelle Hillenbrand, Jenny Murphy, Tara Jarvis and Sabrina Hassan scoring. The men's team took 10th place with Thomas Kennedy, David Kennedy, Scott Bartucca, Edward Atkins and Patrick Jaglieski scoring and the men's masters took 6th place.

This was the first race as a Harrier for Thomas Kennedy, who is the brother of Harrier rookie David Kennedy. David Kennedy is a regular at the morning workouts and has become a regular scorer for the men’s team this year. In addition, Edward Atkins who is also a rookie has scored in the past several races. 

The team is looking forward to the Fifth Avenue Mile, where they will once again put their speed to the test in the shortest race of the year.