Many fond memories resonate of the Moonlight Run 5K road race in New Milford.

For 15 years, Wallie Jahn's event attracted as many as 1,100 runners and walkers to its late spring running.

Its demise two years ago potentially left a void for Greater New Milford area athletes of all ilk.

Yet for more than 500 of those folks, ranging in age from 6 to upwards of 70, the Bank Street Theater Twilight Run 5K road race has filled in quite nicely, thank you.

Breakaway Sports Event Management's second annual race kicked off May 31 under gorgeous, evening skies along Young's Field Road.

The event was preceded by a Kids' Fun Run.

A portion of the race proceeds will be donated to the New Milford High School boys' and girls' cross country teams, many of whose members served as event volunteers.

The competition itself enjoyed a distinctly local flavor, as area and regional runners claimed the top honors.

Dan DeCrescenzo, 22, one of the state's top high school runners during his days at New Milford High School, cruised to an easy overall victory.

His 15:33.17 clocking for a relatively flat course along Housatonic Avenue to MedInstill and back left his nearest pursuer, Alex Karwoski, 22, of Kent, nearly a minute and a half behind.

The top woman was Mary Zengo, 47, of Wilton, whose 18:47 time earned her an overall, 14th-place finish.

Stephanie Tyler, 21, of New Milford distinguished herself by capturing women's runnerup laurels with her 20:46.6 time, good for overall 32nd place.

Four more Greater New Milford area athletes earned divisional titles.

Among them was Dr. Jeff Tyler, 60, Stephanie's father, who won the men's age 60 and older division with his overall 48th-place time of 21:34.1.

Also claiming first places were Allison Agliardo, 44, of Sherman, 109th overall in 24:35.3 to win women's 40-49; Donna Henning, 60, of New Milford, 174th overall in 26:55 to win women's 60 and older; and Joel Anderson, 20, of New Milford, eighth overall in 17:58.9 to win men's 20-29.

Awards were given to the top three male and female 5K finishers, as well as the top three male and female finishers in age divisions 14 and younger, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older.

The Woodbridge Running Company awarded a $20 gift certificate to its store to each male and female age division winner.

Sponsors include Bank Street Theater, Fast Track Timing, Woodbridge Running, The Edge, Stop & Shop and New Milford Sports Club.

For more information, visit www.breakawaysportseventmanagement.com.

For the complete race results, visit www.fasttracktiming.com.

For more photos, visit www.newmilfordspectrum.com.