At the beginning of June we held our 3rd Annual 5K race fundraiser for the community. This year all the entry fees collected from the participants went directly to a local primary school. This particular school is heavily attended by many of the children that attend our weekly programs, making it extra special to support them.
We were encouraged once again by the turn out of not only participants, but also supporters who stood and cheered on the runners and walkers. It is a blessing to bring people together in this community for this type of event which is still a relatively new idea here. After three years of holding the race though, people are catching on!
New this year was our addition of “Under 17 and Under 13” running categories, both for girls and boys. It was great to have some young participants and we know that next year we can expect more! Equally encouraging was the turn out of women who participated this year.
We continue to be grateful for the support of our local community and we look forward to next year’s race already! In case you wondered, our over all winner was named Franco, finishing with a time of 17:41. Our race winner of the previous two 5K’s finished just a few steps behind him, settling for a second place finish. Our top female finisher, Holly, posted a winning time of 22:50.
Thank you and congratulations to ALL who participated and supported the event!