SOURCE: Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce
The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Maple Leaf Run presented by The Trak Shak was held on Saturday, October 26, at The Mall in historic downtown Trussville. About 230 runners participated in the 5K and kids' run combined. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the chamber's scholarship fund and also to Turn Trussville Pink, a community project in support of breast cancer research.
Prizes were awarded in each age group as well as overall in the 5K. The top boys and girls received prizes in each of two age groups (9 & under and 10-14) in the kids' run.
In the kids' run, 1st place in the girls' division, age 10-14, went to Kaleigh Rowe of Trussville; 2nd place went to Emmie Phillips; and 3rd place went to Elizabeth Bentley. In the 9 and under category, Natalie Bentley finished first and Fionna Calma finished second.
On the boys' side, Braden Hill finished first in the 9 and under category, Landon Phillips finished second, and Harper Nichols finished third.
In the 5K, overall female winners were Lori Goldweber, 1st; Mary Williamson, 2nd; and Olivia Bland, 3rd. The female Master's winner was Stacy Kadle.
Overall male winners were Michael Niezgoda, 1st; Nathan Miyasaki, 2nd; and Chris Shelton, 3rd. The overall male Master's winner was David Hall.
The oldest person to finish the race was 84-year-old Joe Harris. Mr. Harris has been running races for 45 years and during that time has logged over 46,000 miles.
For complete race results and times, please visit www.trussvillechamber.com.
The Chamber was pleased again this year to have Puttin' On the Ritz D.J. Service and also the Paine Intermediate Juggling Team providing entertainment for runners and their families while results were tallied. Jim ‘n Nick's Bar-B-Q provided cheese biscuits, and Eskridge and White Physiotherapy provided fruit for the runners.
Independence Place, a faith-based non-profit organization developed to meet the social and recreational needs of adult individuals with exceptional needs, helped to stuff the runners' packets. Pink ribbons were worn by the runners in support of Turn Trussville Pink and were made by 6th grade Girl Scout Troop #163 from HTMS.
A check presentation was made to Kathy White of Turn Trussville Pink in the amount of $500.
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