Stay CLASI, Delaware County: Delhi run raises over $16K

Above: A short video of the 18th annual Delhi Covered Bridge Run on June 1, 2013, shot by local filmmaker Jessica Vecchione.

Saturday's muggy weather was no match for the 469 runners, ages 6 to 78, who turned out for the Delhi Covered Bridge Run this year. Organizers said the turnout for the scholarship run -- now in its 18th year, and fast becoming a Delhi tradition -- was a record for participation. 

The run raised over $16,000, most of which will go to college scholarships for two graduating Delaware County seniors: Megan Brosi of Delaware Academy and Taylor Bass of Hancock Central School. A donation will also be made for camper scholarships at 4-H's Camp Shankitunk in Delhi.

Runners competed in two main events, a 10K and a 5K. Winners of the 10K event were Jack Hildebrand of Harpursville for the men, with a time of 36:05, and Julie Wilson of Bovina Center for the women, with 44:13. In the 5K, it was Bovina's Declan Kottmeier for the men with 18:27, and event record-holder Nikki VanHoesen of Stamford for the women with 22:03.

The run was organized by the Catskill Ladies Association to Support and Inspire (CLASI) and sponsored by the Greater Delhi Chamber of Commerce.