Pete Colaizzo, Poughkeepsie Journal

Pete Colaizzo

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Past articles by Pete:

One runner, one day, 90 Appalachian Trail miles: Putnam woman achieves unprecedented feat

40-year old Kent Cliffs resident Katharine Spector completed the entire New York stretch of the Appalachian Trail with help from her friends. → Read More

Hyde Park runner discovers love of elevation running with community atmosphere

Hyde Park resident Jen Bernard went from cross country to being able to chase vert and conquer a lot of hills. → Read More

How social isolation turned this Wappingers Falls runner into a community member

Matthew Spinale of Wappingers Falls used the pandemic as a way to find the balance of running and his work schedule → Read More

What is the 'Month of Mountains?' How one Fishkill runner is providing motivation

The 'Elevation Challenge' has spawned new initiatives that have Hudson Valley runners adding vertical mileage to their workouts. → Read More

How COVID may have changed road races forever, for the better

The Big Run, hosted by Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie last week, may have shown how running has been improved by pandemic precautions. → Read More

Cancer didn't take 2020 off: How local runners are fighting illness in 178,520 steps

The Miracle Milers launched a unique fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Here's what it is and how you can help. → Read More

How a road race raised pandemic spirits, $70K for cancer charities

The Celebrate Life Half Marathon gave a lot of people a motivational run with signs dedicating to loved ones who have survived cancer. → Read More

Chris Chamuris, who imparted wisdom, friendship as local runner, coach, leaves void

Former Roy C. Ketcham runner Chris Chamuris is being remembered as a father figure and friend after his sudden passing. → Read More

'Elimination Challenge' at Bowdoin Park a creative start to running year

Steven Estremera of Conquer the World Endurance came up with an idea that might carry over into the spring → Read More

New Year's Resolution amid a pandemic? How to take up running without live events

Even though the calendar now says 2021, runners should make goals while the first part of the year feels eerily similar. → Read More

COVID-19 precautions: Run off the beaten path with cases spiking

With popular running trails filled with other people, Pete Colaizzo suggests finding a new path to run. → Read More

Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club's John DeCosta left mark as 'good guy'

The news of John DeCosta’s passing has spurred us to pause and reflect, Pete Colaizzo writes. → Read More

Program mixes scavenger hunt with running to get Dutchess residents moving

While the race calendar continues to change, Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie and the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club are making a two-month ling virtual event. → Read More

Virtual 5K to be run with aim of ending child abuse and helping local kids

The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will host a virtual 5K race aimed at ending child abuse and helping local children. → Read More

Dutchess County Classic becoming virtual race for 2020, donating profits to charity

The ongoing COVID pandemic is forcing the race to not be held in-person for the first time since its inception in 1979. → Read More

'Quarantine 15?' Poughkeepsie residents drop 75 pounds each amid pandemic

Poughkeepsie residents Tyran 'Tye' Benton and Gene Brooks are finding a way to buck the trend of the gaining weight while gyms are closed → Read More

On the Run: Informal relay spans length of Dutchess County

Led by Fishkill resident Angela Legg, a group of runners in conjunction with Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie but together an informal relay Saturday. → Read More

On the Run: Hyde Park resident conquers age, addiction to thrive at 57

Hyde Park resident Pete Ramos , 57, is a member of the winning Fleet Feet team and is thriving through his running. → Read More

On the Run: NYC, Boston marathons present social-distancing nightmares

The next stage of the race calendar is to figure out to be socially distant while running the Boston and NYC Marathons → Read More

On the Run: Virtual Races are the new normal including the Walkway One Mile

For Wappingers Falls resident Christopher Regan and others, virtual races are the norm to salvage the road races. → Read More