The 3rd annual Cherry Days 5k Run/Walk attracted competitors of all ages ranging from 6 to 70 years old. In all, 61 runners took to the trails for this year's event.

The largest division of runners was the women, who boasted a total of 40 competitors between the ages 6-67. On the men's side, 21 harriers, 7-70, took part in the race.

This year's overall winner was former Paonia High School track and cross country runner Caden Meilner who crossed the finish line in 19:37.56. The top women's runner, also a Paonia High School track and cross country athlete, Katya Schwieterman won the women's division in 22:31.20. Of note in this year's race, Brooke Harding (age 12) finished second in the women's race with a time of 23:32.77.

Karen Helleckson topped the field in women's Masters competition with a 24:48.52 and Mark Vaniman won the men's Masters division in 25:30.12.

Younger adults were divided into two divisions, Adult 1 and Adult 2. Adult 1 covered competitors 20-29 and Adult 2 runners 30-49. Shauna Meilner won the women's Adult 2 division in 25:44.87 and Chris Caskey won the men's race with a 26:28.21. Adult 1 winners were Nicole Hanson (23:40.97) and Caden Meilner in the women's and men's divisions, respectively.

The under 18 division belonged to Schwieterman in the women's division and Birk Alyster (age 15) won the men's division.

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