Rene DaSilva of Vineyard Haven was first to finish the 19th annual Run to the Chop 5K race with a time of 17 minutes and 50 seconds. Heather Lucas of Hopkinton was the first female with a time of 20 minutes, 22 seconds. Complete results including winners in all age groups will be posted on www.coolrunning.com and on the Library's Facebook Page. 64 runners completed the 5k, which was preceded by a half mile kid's Fun Run.
The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library, and proceeds support library programs. Community sponsors for this year's event include Brickman's, Broadway Screen Printing, Coldwell Banker Landmarks Real Estate, Cronig's Market, The Green Room, Island Source, Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank, Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rentals & Sales, Stop & Shop, and Vineyard Grocer.