St. John’s Episcopal Parish's Church Tavern Biathlon, the church announced.Residents of South Salem were among the winners at
Florence Chrietien was the top female finisher at 51:18 in the race, which was held in South Salem. Coming in second was Ridgefield, CT resident Nancy Rowe and in third was Brookline, MA resident Laurel Donnell-Fink.
Fellow South Salem resident Julian Ellin joined with Belmont, MA resident Charlie Conroy to win in the relay, finishing at 52:35 and defending their title from 2012.
Finishing overall for men was White Plain's Malcolm Piper at 52:25, followed by Ridgefield, CT resident Jan Schole in second and Stamford, CT resident Eric Opdyke in third.
The Labor Day biathlon, the church announced, attracted more than 130 people and raised more than $5,300, which will be given to local charities.
Brian Stempel, the church's co-warden and the race director, said in a statement, “Labor Day was a great day, and I really like where this race is heading. People really seemed to enjoy the challenge of the course and the fantastic community vibe. We appreciate everyone who came out, competed and supported the event. If your Labor Day plans did not include the Church Tavern Biathlon this year, please consider donating to our worthy causes. And it’s never too early to start training for next year!”
The church also announced that the biathlon's proceeds will help the Wounded Warrior Project, Katonah's Community Center of Northern Westchester and Carpenter’s Kids, which supports orphans of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. People can still make post-race donations online.