2016 CANNOLI WINNER ZACH MAINS
JUST PAST THE HALFWAY MARK OVER SHAWN
LAKE, ROBERT MOULTON, AND JEFF SKWIERZ.
Gianotti Sets New Female Course Record
at Run for Cannoli; Lake Takes Top Spot
BY DINO OBERTO
HAZLETON, PA--Leading up to the 13th Annual Run for the Cannoli
5K, held Sunday, August 20, as has been the case in previous
years, most runners were expecting a hot, blistering day, especially
when considering the past few weeks had been extremely humid;
not to mention the 3 p.m. start would be the warmest time of
But in this years edition of the popular mid-summer
classic that is held in conjunction with the St. Mauros
Italian Festival at Queen of Heaven Parish the competition faced
a completely different scenario as a driving rainstorm was going
on at the same time as the start.
The rain turned out to be a welcome sight to the over 100
runners who toed the line and more so for top female winner Emily
Gianotti of Ephrata, who took advantage of the cooler temps which
were 20 degrees cooler than last year and set a new course record
for females at 17:30.
It was a lot of fun and the course was tough and the
conditions werent ideal but I tend to run better in cooler
weather so it was a lot more comfortable and refreshing over
the heat weve been getting, said 24-year-old Gianotti.