Monday, May 6, 2013

Another Successful Race to Read 5K and Fun Run

Despite chilly temps and a steady drizzle of rain, 60 runners, walkers, and supporters came out to Spring Lane Cinemas this Saturday for the Race to Read 5K and Fun Run.

The Race to Read is an annual event hosted by the Sanford/Lee County Youth Council and sponsored this year by the Delta Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa and Jelly Beans Frozen Yogurt. The Youth Council’s goal is to raise $2,500 to purchase books for local elementary schools.

While everyone was encouraged to come out and walk, there were several athletes whose missions were to rocket past the finish line before the others. First place overall winners were Dalton Cox and Eva Rogers, followed by Dylan Cox and Nicole Vought in second place, and Brian Povish and Esther Shrader in third place.

First place winners by age category were Sam Barrow and Courtney Thompson (10 and under); Cole Garris, Faith Coggins, and Madelyn Rose (11-14); Sloan Bycura (15-19); Parker Phillips and Stephanie Welton (20-29); Josh Thomas and Christy McNeill (30-39); Patrick Mace and Susan Young (40-49); Nelson McDonald and Gael Hogan (50-59); and Martha Underwood (Over 59).

The Youth Council was surprised but pleased with the Race’s turnout, says council advisor Karen Kennedy. “Participation nearly doubled this year even though the weather was working against us – that’s a testament to this community and the Council’s hard work,” she says.

Full Race Results by Age Category

10 and Under
  • 1st: Sam Barrow
  • 1st: Courtney Thompson
  • 2nd: Savannah Rosser
  • 3rd: Annabelle Langford
  • 1st: Cole Garris
  • 2nd: Israel Reynolds
  • 3rd: Caleb Barrow
  • 1st: Faith Coggins and Madelyn Rose
  • 2nd: Taylor Rosser
  • 1st: Sloan Bycura
  • 2nd: John Nguyen
  • 3rd: Ethan Eichenberger
  • 1st: Parker Phillips
  • 2nd: Walter Burris
  • 1st: Stephanie Welton
  • 2nd: Ashley Cagle
  • 3rd: Allison Haire-Burris
  • 1st: Josh Thomas
  • 2nd: Tommy Winkens
  • 1st: Christy McNeill
  • 2nd: Lauren Winkens
  • 3rd: Rona Anderson
  • 1st: Patrick Mace
  • 2nd: Kevin Godwin
  • 3rd: Mark Hackett
  • 1st: Susan Young
  • 2nd: Rebecca Mohr
  • 3rd: Wendy Cotten
  • 1st: Nelson McDonald
  • 2nd: Mike Hogan
  • 1st: Gael Hogan
  • 2nd: Karen McNeely
  • 3rd: Jackie Marshburn
Over 59
  • 1st: Martha Underwood

Comments or Questions

For more information about the Race to Read 5K and Fun Run or the Sanford/Lee County Youth Council, contact Kennedy at 919-777-1113 or or Lesa Price at 919-718-4670 or

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