Moms and dads, boys and girls, aged from infant in strollers to granddads working for a personal best lined up at the 8 a.m. start of he Cedaredge Rotary Club's Thunder Mountain 5K and 10K Run/Walk event on Saturday at Cedaredge Middle School.
The third annual fun-and-fitness run/walk took place under mostly cloudy skies, perfect for the morning occasion. The event is a fund raiser for some of the Rotary Club's many community projects.
Fifty-three runners entered the run/walk that gave participants the opportunity to take the paved and groomed 5K course around DeerCreek Village Golf Course and along Surface Creek, or to take a more challenging 10K circuit that included a transit leg on Old Goat Trail Road.
Event staging went off without a hitch, and the start/finish line at Cedaredge Middle School became a friendly, high energy community social occasion for runners and their supporting family and friends.
The first finisher in the men's 10K event was 50-year-old Timothy Meilner with a time of 52:01. The first woman finisher was 39-year-old Susie Hirsch, clocking in at 52:24.
Other 10K runners in order of finish were Stacy Griffith, Shauna Meilner, LaDonna Gunn, Christy Harding, Deb Carlson, Kelly Rienks, Jan Blue and Craig Bresett.
In the 5K event, 16-year-old Garrett Peterson came in at 22:25, and the top female was Chelsea Meilner, a 14-year-old with the time of 26:01.
Order of finish 5K runners was Ken Gates, Caden Meilner, Logan Harrington, Kendra Spiker, Alicia Hancock, Ethan Kuppel, Holly Neely, Ashley Lehoe, Mark Flood, Dan Flood, Isaac Vader, Rebecca Cook, Luke Albrook, Kristin Coakley, Sarah Jurca, Robert Halley, Hannah Hatheway, Sarah Teal, Taylor Kondora, Janelle Denning, Kari Boyd, Margaret Vader, Donna Ankenbauer, Carolyn Stumpf, Jim Hatheway, Gracie Hatheway, Gretta Carmichael, Wendy Flood, Mary Gregory, Connie Loy, Ashley Dawes, Debi Arterburn, Jill Jurca, Amanda Livermore, Brett Lehoe, Jen Lehoe, Jessie Overlease, Tanner Lawrence, Josh Denning, Kalub Dawes and Brooke Dawes.
The annual event raises funds that support three club projects, explained event organizers. Third graders will receive dictionaries bought with the money raised; the Cedaredge Rotary Club's scholarship support for local graduating seniors will receive funds from the event; and, the club's community service grants program that helps with a variety of local causes and projects will also benefit.blog comments powered by Disqus