event started in 2011 is coordinated by Memorial SportsCare at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for people of all ages and fitness
levels to demonstrate that being healthy can be fun.
As people warmed up for the race, Todd Mourning, D.P.T. director of
program development at ALMH, welcomed everyone.
Mourning thanked the many sponsors who helped make the race
possible. Gold level sponsors were State Bank of Lincoln and Eaton,
silver level sponsors were Prairie Engineers and Clinical
Radiologists, and bronze level sponsors were First National Bank of
Tremont and Memorial Home Care.
Angela Stoltzenburg, the Director of Community Health Collaborative
at ALMH, thanked all who came out for the event. Stoltzenburg said
the trail system in Lincoln and Atlanta is getting a grant from the
Illinois Department of Transportation and they continue to work on
funding to help expand the trail.
The trail will not only be for bikers, it will also be for walkers
and joggers. Mourning said they eventually hope to have the trail go
all the way to Union Street and also connect Madigan Park and
To start the racing, there was a 200-yard Kid's Dash
for children 10 and under. Each participant was awarded a medal.
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Participants in the 5K and 10K began the race at the
starting line and ran through the park, and turned around when they
got to the entrance, coming back around to cross the finish line.
The course was chip timed with each runner receiving
a plastic chip to track runner's times. Once they crossed the mat on
the finish line, their final time was recorded.
Friends and family on the sidelines cheered as
runners and walkers came through the finish line.
Mourning announced participant's names and times as each one came
in. Results were constantly updated, allowing participants to check
a list showing their time.
Overall top finishers for the 5K were Kristen Gurule
and Chris Allen.
Top finishers for the 10K were Jackson Johnson and
Awards were given to the first, second, and third place winners of
the 5K and 10K, the first place winner pushing a stroller, and first
place winners in each age group.
For other race results, go to:
http://results. itsracetime.com/results.aspx?CId=17095 &RId=6099