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Montgomery announces winners in 18th annual River Run 5K, 10K

Proceeds benefit Montgomery VFW Post 7452, Hesed House and Rotary Club

The village of Montgomery hosted the 18th annual River Run 5K and 10K on Oct. 2 in the village’s downtown.

A total of 161 racers participated, with medals awarded to first- and second-place winners in each age category.

The race took place along the Fox River. Proceeds will benefit Montgomery VFW Post 7452, Rotary Club of Montgomery, and Hesed House. Village President Matt Brolley ran in the 5K along with his son, who placed second in his age category.

“One of our greatest assets is our riverside area along the Fox River. This race route is unlike many others in the area, and participants get the chance to run the full length of Montgomery along the river from the border of Aurora into Oswego and back,” Brolley said.

After the race, Atrevete Confections hosted Pie Palooza near the finish line, featuring tastings of their 18-holiday pie offerings, kids’ activities and games with prizes, pumpkin painting and other seasonal fun. The top female and male in each race received bragging rights and a free pie from Atrevete.

Congratulations to this year’s top finishers:

  • 5K Female: Heidi Schmidt of Elgin, 28:09.0
  • 5K Male: Brandon Sottosanti of Aurora, 17:17.0
  • 10K Female: Lindsey Antoniuk of Montgomery, 48:03.0
  • 10K Male: Ron Jaegle of Aurora, 39:09.0.

To view all finishers who placed in their age categories, and for more information on the race or the event in 2022, follow the Montgomery River Run on social media or visit montgomeryil.org/187/River-Run.

Thank you to the 2021 sponsors: Coffman GMC, Dieterle Memorial Home & Cremation Ceremonies, Dolan and Murphy Inc., Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, Earthmover Credit Union, Engineering Enterprises Inc., Frank Marshall Electric, Grandma’s Table, Greater Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Home Pantry & Liquors, La Chiquita Food Marketing-Montgomery, Meyer Wealth Advisors, Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi, Lenert & Julien, P.C., Montgomery Chiropractic Clinic, Paul L. Buddy Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Performance Food Group, Share Machine, Inc., Speer Financial Inc., Steinwart Audiology & Speech Services, The Lakone Company, Waubonsee Community College, White Eagle Auto Body and the village of Montgomery.