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Holyoke St. Patrick's Day 10k

Ethiopians reigned supreme in the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day 10K in Holyoke, Mass., Sat., March 21.

Haille Mengesha, 29, of Ethiopia ran 29:57 to win the men’s race ahead of Moroccan runners Jaqual El Jazouli, 30, and Mourad Marofit, 32, who finished second and third in 30:13 and 31:02 respectively.

In the women’s race, Ethiopians swept the top three places as Etaemahu Hagtewold, 26, ran 33:10, Genet Beyene, who’s only 20, was second in 33:14, and Goshu Frehiwat, 24, finished third in 35:00.

This was the 40th running of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day 10K.



People may be doing the St. Patty's pub crawl in the evening, but the Holyoke race has all ears, eyes and feet during the day. The weather is ideal this time of year. Race goers call this fast course a miniature Boston. The streets will be packed with spectators and it's not too far off to say that this town goes a little bit crazy for the St. Patrick's Day run.

Division Clock Time Name Age State/Country
Overall Male Winner 29:57 Haille Mengesha 29 Ethiopia
2nd Male Finisher 30:13 Jaqual El Jazouli 30 Moorocco
3rd Male Finisher 31:02 Mourad Marofit 32 Morocco
4th Male Finisher 31:11 Nicolai Sturzengger 27 Germany
5th Male Finisher 32:25 Kevin Quadrozzi 27 Chestnut Hill, MA
6th Male Finisher 33:02 Scott Vandermolen 26 Boston, MA
7th Male Finisher 33:11 Mark Rabasco 20 Holyoke, MA
8th Male Finisher 33:26 Jesse Reginer 28 Pittsfield, MA
9th Male Finisher 33:36 R. J. Landry 19 Holyoke, MA
10th Male Finisher 33:38 Ryan Fox 18 Danbury, CT
Overall Female Winner 33:10 Etaemahu Hagtewold 26 Ethiopia
2nd Female Finisher 33:14 Genet Beyene 20 Ethiopia
3rd Female Finisher 35:00 Goshu Frehiwat 24 Ethiopia
4th Female Finisher 37:35 Apryl Sabadosa 31 Jamaca
5th Female Finisher 37:38 Amanda Wright 27 Boston, MA
6th Female Finisher 38:07 Melissa Cooney 35 Holyoke, MA
7th Female Finisher 39:01 Kara Ryczek 40 Holyoke, MA
8th Female Finisher 39:45 Abby Mahoney 36 Boston, MA
9th Female Finisher 39:51 Rachel Lee 22 Holyoke, MA
10th Female Finisher 39:57 Julie Carroll 16 Holyoke, MA

2015 Age-Group Winning Times · 2015 Results · 2014 Results · 2013 Results · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Chip Time Name State/Country Age Age-Graded
1st Men 40-49 34:16 Kent Lemme Holyoke, MA 48 88.18
2nd Men 40-49 37:45 John Barrett Holyoke, MA 45 78.19
3rd Men 40-49 38:01 Robert Landry Holyoke, MA 46 78.21
1st Men 50-59 37:16 Alejandro Heuck Cuba 50 82.38
2nd Men 50-59 38:20 Michae Spitzer Pittsfield, MA 52 81.39
3rd Men 50-59 39:46 Doug Gurtin Pittsfield, MA 51 77.83
1st Men 60-69 38:17 William Dixon Holyoke, MA 67 92.90
2nd Men 60-69 42:51 Brad Fawley Holyoke, MA 60 77.91
3rd Men 60-69 44:13 Allan Bates Boston, MA 66 79.68
1st Men 70+ 45:19 Jim Reis Northampton, MA 70 80.95
2nd Men 70+ 49:41 Louis DiSessa Pittsfield, MA 70 73.83
3rd Men 70+ 49:41 Tom Montemagni Holyoke, MA 76 80.81
1st Women 40-49 39:01 Kara Ryczek Holyoke, MA 40 80.35
2nd Women 40-49 42:19 Mary Guertin Boston, MA 49 80.19
3rd Women 40-49 42:25 Kelly Joyce Northampton, MA 47 78.23
1st Women 50-59 47:53 Sandra Habel Holyoke, MA 54 75.50
2nd Women 50-59 48:21 Elizabeth St. Clair Easthampton, MA 56 76.77
3rd Women 50-59 49:59 Suzanne DiSessa Pittsfield, MA 57 75.26
1st Women 60-69 46:56 Sydney Letendre Easthampton, MA 60 83.52
2nd Women 60-69 52:13 Kathleen Sullivan Springfield, MA 60 75.07
3rd Women 60-69 59:41 Candice Wolkovitz Northampton, MA 63 68.58
1st Women 70+ 1:08:48 Norah Lusignan Holyoke, MA 71 67.42
At A Glance
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LocationHolyoke, Massachussetts
Race Distance10K
Race Date 2016March 20, 2016
  Race Date 2015  March 21, 2015
  Race Date 2014  March 22, 2014
  Race Date 2013  March 16, 2013
  Race Date 2012  March 17, 2012
  Race Date 2011  March 19, 2011
Years Running40
2015 Total Finishers6
Entry Fee40.00
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Recommended by: Frank Roberts
"Fast course and a good time. A lot of PRs set on this urban loop course. Come out for the fun and run!"

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