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UFT Runners Committee in Corporate Challenge

Need for speed

Bruce Cotler

Members of the UFT Runners Committee, including Morea (left) and LaForce (third from right, back row), after the race. View more photos.>>

Bruce Cotler Cloherty crosses finish line.

The UFT was well represented at the 35th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge’s 3.5-mile run in Central Park on June 15. UFT Runners Committee members Brian Cloherty (who finished in 20 minutes, 53 seconds to place 151st), a Francis Lewis HS physical education teacher, and Ricardo Bailey (21:32, 229th place), a Flushing HS attendance teacher, were the top UFT finishers in the field of 16,622 male competitors. More than 20 UFTers competed, including 86-year-old UFT retiree Dominick Morea. Trisha LaForce of MS 113, Brooklyn, was tops among the UFT women, clocking 25:35 good for 173rd place out of 14,698 female participants. The competitors came from 940 organizations, and funds raised (each organization donated $42 per entrant) went to the Central Park Conservancy.

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