Monday, April 20, 2009

219 Run/Walk 5K for Habitat

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.

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