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John Polo 5k – Corning, NY
May 7 @ 10:00 am
The John Polo 5K, now in its 23rd year, is held in memory of the late SUNY Corning Community College professor and coach, John Polo. Mr. Polo was a member of the SUNY CCC community for more than 28 years, serving in diverse teaching, administrative, and coaching roles over that time. In addition to this race, he founded the Red Baron Half Marathon, held each November. An accomplished athlete and coach, Mr. Polo has been inducted into the SUNY CCC Hall of Fame and the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame.
The course, with an agreeable balance of flats and modest elevation changes, reflects the College’s mission to serve and engage the local community. Runners begin on campus, making their way out to the main entrance. The route then continues through an adjacent neighborhood, on lightly traveled and well shaded streets. The course re-enters College grounds for the conclusion.