More than 140 Hamilton community members took part in the 5th annual AK5K on Oct. 8 at SUNY Poly in Utica. The charity run and walk was in honor of Alexandra Kogut, a 2012 New Hartford Senior High School graduate who was killed inside her dorm room at SUNY Brockport in 2012.
Hamilton participants included 134 student athletes, plus several staff members, other students, and alumni. Hamilton athletic teams included Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Women's Basketball, Volleyball and Women's Cross Country.
A plaque was awarded to the students for five years of participation, and this year's group was the largest in five years.
Proceeds from the run and walk go to the Alexandra Kogut Memorial Fund which makes "grants … in her name to reflect her kindness and passions, allowing her spirit to live on perpetually."