Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Nearly a dozen members of Evansville Runners & Walkers Club were the official timers of Saturday's 5K Run/Walk event. Thanks to this group of dedicated people who have provided the technical assistance for the past several years.
Henderson Habitat appreciates the whole host of volunteers, many sporting green volunteer shirts, who blocked intersections along the race course Saturday for the safety of the runners. Thanks also to the Rotaracts and others who assisted with registration prior to the race, members of the Breakfast Lions Club who assisted with the booth set up, and those who assisted in handing out the trophies after the race.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Mike Duncan crosses the finish line ahead of all 219 runners and walkers in the 5K race with a time of 17:54.8.
Male First Place Finishers/Age Bracket
14 and under: Caleb Jones, 25:19.2
15-19 yrs old: Chris Barron, 24:14.2
20-25 yrs old: Matthew Wallace, 22:00.3
26-30 yrs old: Lee Rudisill, 19:57.8
31-35 yrs old: Cory Staples, 19:25.2
36-40 yrs old: John Book, 18:55.4
41-45 yrs old: John Martin, 18:20.3
46-50 yrs old: Gene Mesker, 18:00.6
51-55 yrs old: Jeff Reising, 21:33.1
56-60 yrs old: Randy Edwards, 23:23.8
61-65 yrs old: Mike Wells, 22:13.7
66-99 yrs old: Robert Claridge, 23:52.6
Names and times of all participants were published the Sunday's The Gleaner newspaper, B-5
Mike Duncan with a time of 17:54.8 and Angela Morgan with a time of 20:35.4 were the overall male and female leaders of the 18th Annual Tri-Fest 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 18, to benefit Habitat's continuing work in Henderson.
A beautiful Saturday morning in the high 50s, low 60s, made for a great race event organized by Marty Littrel, Nancy Hankins, Laura Taylor Scott, Todd Blackburn, Bill Polk, Jr., Justin Jones, Paul Bird, Jr. and Steve Hargis. The 9am race started with the trumpeter's "Call to the Mark" by Tracey Payne, the commands called out by Darrell Lovell, the event's MC, and the shot fired by Habitat's Executive Director. Forty-five minutes or so later, 219 participants had crossed the finish line to a welcoming crowd of several hundred persons cheering their loved ones and friends on!
Thanks to Sarah Heath, event registrar and all who assisted her, to the Rotaracts, Habitat Board members, Thursday Crew, and other volunteers who helped with the race. A special thanks to the Greater Evansville Runners and Walkers Club timers for their technical assistance and to the Henderson Breakfast Lions Club.
Habitat also thanks the race's sponsors: The Methodist Hospital, Teague's Imperial Printing, Sureway Super Market, RC Cola, Henderson's KY Farm Bureau Insurance, River Bend Taxi & Delivery, Kenergy, Old National Bank, Rio Tinto Alcan, The Bank of Henderson, Big Rivers Electric, Raben Tire and Auto, Advance Device Solutuions and E-On/US.