About 800 runners turned out Saturday morning in Akron to honor the late Andrea Rose Teodosio and help raise $35,000 for the foundation that bears her name.
The third annual race took place in downtown Akron in conjunction with the Italian-American Festival. In that context, the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation 5K Race is known as Il Palio Del Drappo Verde e Rosso.
Teodosio died at the age of 22 in a skiing accident in West Virginia.
The foundation was created by her parents, Summit County judges Tom and Linda Tucci Teodosio.
The mission of the foundation is to “compassionately assist the underprivileged and elderly, actively address environmental issues and promote community service and education.”
Andrea was a 2010 graduate of John Carroll University.
She worked as a research and strategy development assistant and a member of the Green Team at the Hitchcock Fleming & Associates marketing communications firm in Akron.
Linda Tucci Teodosio has served as Summit County Juvenile Court judge since 2003. Tom Teodosio was elected to the Summit County Common Pleas bench in 2006.
On Saturday, the runners competed in 23 categories. The overall male winner was Dylan Garritano, 20, while the fastest female was Becki Spellman, 29.