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Healthy Choices the Winner of Copley 5K Run

November 3, 2016

Eighty-Six Runners and Walkers Participated in Community Event

Morrisville, VT…Eighty-six runners and walkers along with their family and friends turned out to participate in the 2nd annual Copley 5K Run/Walk for the Heart this past Saturday, October 1st.  Most ran or walked the 5K while an additional group chose to complete the One-Mile Health Walk. The eldest runner was 80 years old; the youngest was 7, not counting the children that participated in strollers.  Both runners and walkers appreciated the flat, fast course that had them running or walking in Oxbow Park and on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. The event, which kicked off the 2016 Morrisville Rocktoberfest, raised more than $4,700 for Copley Hospital’s heart health programs. Copley Hospital coordinates the community event to encourage residents to make healthy choices and provide a fun, inclusive event for everyone.


Special thanks to the Copley Run for the Heart presenting sponsor, Community National Bank. The Community National Bank team provided hot beverages and snacks for participants and onlookers. Additional support was received by Kinney Drugs Foundation, Baker Plumbing & Heating, Casella, Concept2, Inc., Caledioscope Communications, Cellars at Jasper Hill, Demars Properties, Johnson State College, Thomas Marhevko, MSI, and Wheel House Designs. Winners received pint glasses and a pair of Wheel House Design socks. First place winners overall also received a half-gallon of maple syrup.


The overall first place winner was Daniel Moroney of Morrisville, VT with a time of 15:47.9. Art Mathisen of Elmore, VT was second overall with a time of 18:25.7, followed by Tyler Ludington of Stowe with a time of 18:37.1. Top female runners were Sophia Anderson with People Academy’s Cross Country Team with a time of 22:23.5. The second overall female was Selina Rooney with a time of 22:42.5 followed by Erin Magoon of Craftsbury Common with a time of 23:43.4. Complete race results are available at


The Copley Hospital Run/Walk for the Heart was possible thanks to the help of volunteers. Copley thanks Mike Babcock, Charlene Camrie, Richard Craig, Kathy Demars, Steve Demars, Chris Demars, Laura Denten, Tricia Follert, Steffany Mosley, Tammy Passette, Dave Peters, Jeanette Randoloph, Ron Ridlon, Selina Rooney, Treva Southworth, Jillian Stein, Jamey Ventura, Penny Walker Reen, Stacy Wein, and the team from Lamoille Home Health and Hospice for their assistance. They donated time, expertise, and physical labor to help make the event happen.


Race Results:

Overall Winners
Male:  Daniel Moroney, Morrisville  15:47.9               Female: Sophia Anderson, PA Team    22:23.5


Age Group Results

19 and Under

Male:   Ben Craig, PA Team    19:03.7                       Female: Sophia Anderson, PA Team   22:23.5


Daniel Moroney, Morrisville    15:47.9                                    Female: Leah Foote, Middlesex  23:44.5



Male: Tyler Ludington, Stowe   18:37.1                                   Female: Erin Magoon, Craftsbury Common  23:43.4



Male: Art Mathisen, Elmore      18:25.7                                   Female: Selina Rooney, Morrisville  22:42.5



Male: Chris Cole, Johnson       29:17                           Female: Jessica Dambach, Morrisville  26:14.5


Male: Craig Myotte, Morrisville  22:31.4                     Female:  Susan Ludington, Morrisville 31:35.9



Male: Richard Shanley, Morrisville  30:54


80 and Over
George Hall, Craftsbury Common  36:43                  Complete listing at

Copley Hospital is greater Lamoille County’s non-profit community hospital and one of the area’s largest employers. For the past five years, Copley has been recognized as a HealthStrong Hospital, an award of excellence based on a comprehensive measurement metrics including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. It has also been named one of the Top 50 Hospitals in New England based on patient satisfaction.  Copley offers 24-hour emergency services, a family-friendly Birthing Center, and excellent inpatient and outpatient care with specialists, including Cardiology, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Services and Urology on its campus in Morrisville. Visit or call 802-888-8888 for more information.