Stony Brook church hosts annual race
By Daniel Kerr
Runners and walkers of all ages gathered in front of the historic All Souls Church in Stony Brook Sunday morning, Sept. 26, for the 13th annual SOLES for All Souls 5K Race/2K Walk.
Brookhaven Councilman Jonathan Kornreich (D-Stony Brook) presented a proclamation congratulating the church for bringing the event to the community and described All Souls and its various outreach activities as “the heart and soul of Stony Brook village.”
The Reboli Center for Art & History hosted the registration and awards ceremony. Bill Clark, from Setauket, provided live music throughout, and Stony Brook’s Ken Esser played the bagpipes to inspire the runners at the corner of Christian Avenue and Hollow Road.
Joseph Mora from Fayetteville was the overall winner of the 5K with a time of 18 minutes, and Ashley Jean-Raymond from Copiague was the overall female winner with a time of 20 minutes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the church’s project to make the chapel accessible to all with a possible ramp, tram or other alternative.