PROVIDENCE, R. I. (WPRI) — Thousands were in downtown Providence Sunday morning for the 27th Annual CVS Health Downtown 5K.
Running the race for the first time, Ryan Hill of Portland, Oregon, won the men’s event with a time of 13:57. He made his move with just 200 meters to go.
Shadrack Kipchirchir and Sam Chelanga came in a close second and third with times of 13:58.
Since Providence resident Molly Huddle did not participate, for the first time in five years we had a new women’s winner. Aliphine Tuliamuk of Albuquerque, New Mexico, took the race with a time of 15:22. Providence College graduate Emily Sisson finished second at 15:42 and Jordan Hasay was third with a time of 15:48.
WPRI 12 is proud media sponsor of the 27th Annual CVS Health Downtown 5K.
Below, Eyewitness News Anchor Patrick Little interviews race official James Harvey ahead of the 5k on Facebook live.
Race day featured the CVS Health Downtown 5k, the High School Inspirational 3K and youth races of varying distances. The CVS Health Downtown 5K is a USATF Championship event with athletes competing for both individual and team champion honors.
Get complete coverage on the day of the of the events by WPRI 12 and WPRI.com and be sure to catch the CVS Health Downtown 5K Wrap show on Monday September 19 at 7 p.m. on WPRI 12 recapping the day.