Thank you to all ER Karknocker supporters!

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The East Rochester Chamber of Commerce sincerely thanks everyone who participated in, sponsored, or supported the recent Karknocker 5K Race/Walk!

The TOP FIVE MALE FINISHERS were Alexander Burks of Geneseo, Joseph Whelen of Texas, Omar Boulama of Rochester, Oscar Lopez Hidalgo of Rochester, and Matthew Pierce of Rochester; the TOP FIVE FEMALES were Trisha Byler of Honeoye Falls, Kathryn Potter of Pittsford, Melissa Johnson-White of Fairport, Danielle Groff of Fairport, and Elizabeth Ogden of Honeoye Falls. The MASTERS WINNERS were Chad Johnson of Fairport and Lynn Gottfried of Penfield.

The PREMIER SPONSOR for this 22nd-annual event, which benefitted the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association, was M&T Bank; CORPORATE SPONSORS were Annechino Law Firm, Art Parts Signs, Century Enrollment & Benefit Services, CGI Communications, Debbie Supply, Family First Federal Credit Union, Glass Elegance, Hoselton Auto Mall, Keller Williams Realty (Bob Ruhland/'Mr. Perinton'), Lattimore Physical Therapy, Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, Lilac Family Dental/Flower City Dental, Lyons National Bank, Parrone Engineering, Rochester Bath and Kitchen Remodeling, Ryan Bush State Farm, the Town/Village of ER, and Your CBD Store.

THANK YOU ALSO to the Country Club Plaza Wegmans/Lindsay Reap and the ER Salvatore’s Pizzeria/Carl Horsford for donating food and beverages; Dr. Stephen Boronczyk/Rochester ChiroTherapy for providing a free pre- and post-race stretching and recovery area; and the ER Department of Public Works and Police Department.

VOLUNTEERS included Meredith Fraser, Sandi McLean, Amy Stadler D'Ambrose, Janet Carter D'Ambrose, Rachael Whalen, Devon Kaspar, Chloe Miller, Mark and Michele Florack, Dennis and Georgette Leo, Brian Leo, Nick Capuano, Bella Lexer, Zoe Zutes, Janae Gurnow, Nick Baross, Tracy Fontaine Matteson, Ray Parrotta, Gerri Raschiatore, Margie Scahill, Michele Benton, Melissa Russell Kessler, Laura Argento, Ed and Mary Kay Parrone, Linda Roberts, Alyssa Roberts, Andrea Roberts, Jim and Roxanne Boyer, Jim Herko, April Thiel, Vicki Argento, Larry Castellano, Amelia Blake-Dowdle, Tom and Gerri Lichtenberger, Frank Trinca, Ed and Karen Smith, Susan Ashline, Reed Ashline, and young ER residents Tori, MacKenzie, and Colin.

ALSO VOLUNTEERING were Linda Snyder (from Glass Elegance), Katie Hettrich (Rochester Physical Therapy), Kelly O'Donnell (M&T Bank), Mike and Karen Napierala and Jillaine Newman (Peak Performance Physical Therapy), Suzi Lomax, Royale Allen, Aurora Calabria, Shamir Caraway, Angelina Gonzalez, Car'lyn Heath, Wesley Jack, Jahlil Johnson, Jillian Miglioratti, and Cory Wilkinson (the ER Youth Activity Center), Steve Gulack, Paul Schwartzman, Dawn Ferris, and Lisa Schichler (the FLRBA), Becca Haboon, Alicia Hawkins, Roseann Heinlein, Rachel Kim, and Stacey Stauffer (Lilac Family Dental), and John Annechino, Martin G. D'Ambrose, and Doreen DiNardo (the Chamber). Sincere apologies to any volunteers we might have missed!

Please visit for more information about the Karknocker. And we hope to see everyone at next year's race -- date to be announced!