First Annual 5K Blows Participants Away!

finish with joy 5K 2Last weekend, over 60 racers and 15 volunteers braved the windy weather and tough, muddy terrain for our first annual 5k Hemlock Walk/Run.

With a large turnout for first time 5K participants, staff and family at MOM’S INC. were delighted to see racers of all backgrounds and training come out for the event. The trail at Bald Eagle State Park, which consisted of a bit of the West Launch Area road and then the Hunter Run West trail, was a bit tougher than usual due to the rainy weather leading up to the event. With caution signs stationed along the way, runners and walkers battled through the near-flood like conditions over portions of the Hunter Run West trail.

The post-race party consisted of free pizza from Dominos and water from First Quality, followed by the first place awards and raffle basket give-aways.

Winners follow:

1st Place Mature Division (18+)

            Mens: Clinton Bigger (26:56)

            Womens: Katie Barclay (31:35)

1st Place Pole Division (13-17)

            Mens: Max Pase (30:23)

            Womens: Ann Marie (56:12)

1st Place Sapling Division (12 and under)

            Boys: Kyle Klimak (36:20)

            Girls: Katie Pase (40:34)

Our basket raffles were a big hit at the event, with four separate recipients receiving baskets with items donated by local businesses in town, with baskets varying from well over $50-100 in goods.

The Sapling basket included several nature-related books and modeling clay donated by Keystone Counseling and Evaluation Services, an Easter Bunny donated by Sweeney’s, and gift certificates to Subway and the Bus Stops Here.

The Pole division’s basket featured an impressive ukulele from Lanning Music alongside two free music lessons, some hiking gear from Dollar General, and gift certificates from RoadID and Subway.

Our Mature basket featured a Vera Bradley tote from CO2 in Lock Haven, a $50 gift certificate to Small Fries Photography, a vegetable garden seed packet with gardening tools donated from Walker’s Hardware and an anonymous donor, respectively, and gift certificates to RoadID and Subway.

Last but certainly not least was our Mother’s Day basket, with an excess of over $100 worth of beauty items donated by Back Road Primitives LLC.

For pictures of the race, please check out our Facebook page, where we have added the album, 5K Hemlock Walk/Run.

For results of our runners' times, click here



Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.