Jennifer Nolan, the 2023 Women’s 10K Winner with Mollie Bomgardner and Rylan Montgomery, Herd the Curd family members.



In 11 years, event proceeds total $157,000

The families of Calkins Creamery distributed $22,000, the record-setting race proceeds of the eleventh annual Herd the Curd 5K, to the Michael J. Bryant Memorial Fund. With this year’s contributions, Herd the Curd sponsors and runners have raised $157,000 for the Fund since the race began in 2013.

Nearly 275 runners and walkers participated in the race on scenic Highland Farm. Michael Sikorski, 42, of Equinunk was the male 5K winner with a time of 20:18, and April Rutledge, 35, also of Equinunk captured the women’s 5K crown with a time of 23:50. Bryce Shannon,16, of Sparrow Bush, NY, won the male 10K title with a time of 39:57, and Jennifer Nolan, 42, Narrowsburg, NY, was the female 10K winner with a time of 47:55.

Generous sponsors contributed to the event’s success, listed below, with several individuals and businesses annually donating to the cause for 11 years.

Platinum Curds: Fall Music Festival and Wayne County Ready Mix.

Golden Curds: Bluestone Environmental; Bradly T. Murray CPA LLC; Buselli Solutions; Calkins Creamery; Carbondale Veterinary Hospital; Delaware Valley Farm & Garden; G5 Agency; Jade Energy; Manhattan Bagel; Marshall Machinery, Inc.; Mike and Amy Holloway; Precision Eye Group; Ralph and Annie Smith with Geraldine Petrone; RE/MAX Wayne and RE/MAX Best; Septic Surgeons LLC; State Representative Jonathan Fritz; Top Notch Distributors & Excab, Inc.; Valley View Venue; Wallenpaupack Veterinary Clinic LLC; Wayne County Community Foundation and William and Debra Bryant.

Silver Curds: American Dairy Association Northeast; Beach Lake Bakery; Camp Umpy's Bagels & Stuff; Cochecton Mills Inc.; Diehl Trucking Inc; Dirlam Bros Lumber Co Inc; Dowling Family Eye Care; ElmTree Physical Therapy; Firmstone Lakewood Fuels; FNCB Bank; Garry and Irma Sheard; Grimm Construction, Inc.; Henderson Farms; Highland Valley Apiaries; Honesdale Spreading; Hook Well Drilling Inc; Hop Barons LLC; Maciejewski Landscaping Inc.; Murray Physical Therapy, Inc.; Paulie's Hot Dogs; Rutledge Photography; Ridgeview Lawncare; S.R Price Excavating Inc; Sage Investments LLC; Stephens Pharmacy/Northeast Med-Equip; The Ashley Family; The Honesdale National Bank; Town & Country Energy Corp; Turano Insurance; Varcoe Excavating; Wayne County Storage LLC and Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The Michael J. Bryant Memorial Fund was established in 2008 in memory of the Calkins Creamery co-owner. Since reaching endowed status, the Fund awards grants to Wayne County residents and nonprofit organizations with documented needs. The Wayne County Community Foundation manages the Fund. 

The twelfth annual Herd the Curd 5K and 10K will be held Saturday, August 31, 2024 at Highland Farm.  Find more race details and virtual runner pictures at Facebook.com/HerdtheCurd5K.  Learn more about the Michael J. Bryant Memorial Fund at www.calkinscreamery.com.

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