Photographs By John Murray

Runners surge from the starting line in front of Waterbury City Hall Sunday morning during the Children’s Community School 5K. (More photographs inside)

Atty Lucas Meyer snagged first place with a blistering time of 16:16, which defetaed the closest runner by 70 seconds.

Caryn Stellmach of Waterbury took home top honors in the women’s category.

Seven-year-old Danny Bruyin of Goshen finished in 34:48.

Theresa Ercoli of Middlebury, (#402), celebrates as she approaches the finish line in 26:05.

Saranda Belica, who works in the Mayor’s Office inside Waterbury City Hall, was competing in her first road race, and finished in style to take home 96th place. Struga, Macedonia, is where she was born, and where her family now lives.

Kristen Jacoby, left, finshed in 24:17, Nancy Becker, middle and her husband Joel Becker, finished 34th and 35th, with Nancy edging Joel.

Karim Mabrouk of Naugatuck, right, and Samuel Nadal, left, lead several children in warm-up exercises before the children’s fun run around Library Park.