From the Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – The 39th annual Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Maple Leaf Run presented by The Trak Shak was held on Saturday, October 27, at The Mall in historic downtown Trussville.
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 awareness and research. Joshua White, Founder of Turn Trussville Pink (TTP), was on-hand for the check presentation. A check for $750 was presented to the organization in memory of Kathy White, one of the TTP founders, who passed away on August 5. Kathy was also instrumental in the creation and operation of the AKW Foundation, the non-profit organization behind TTP. She demonstrated with actions and words that, “All things work together for the good of those who love Him,” from Romans 8:28.
New to this year’s race was the ‘Couch to Maple Leaf’ training, where those who wanted to compete in a 5K could prepare in the weeks leading up to the race. Race producers also encouraged adults to walk the one-mile event as the younger ones competed on the same course for medals.
Medals were awarded in each age group as well as overall in the 5Kand kids’ runs plus master’s awards for the age 40+ runners in the 5K.
In the 5K, overall male winners were, Phillip Moore, 1st place; Marcus Harris, 2nd place; and Diamond Vrocher, 3rd place.
Overall female winners were Reagan Edwards, 1st place; Lesley Martens, 2nd place; and Hilary Vrocher, 3rd place.
Master’s winners were J. Benoit and Heather Dykes. Overall and master’s winners received gift cards from The Trak Shak in addition to medals.
Kids’ run winners were: boys, age 10-14, Anay Patel, 1st place; age 9 and under, Titus Wallick, 1st place; Carter Choat, 2nd place; and Andrew Woyak, 3rd place. In the girls’ category, winners were: age 9 and under, Carolynn Emmerich, 1st place; Lindsey Key, 2nd place; and Olivia Wilkins, 3rd place.
For complete race results and times, please visit www.championship-racing.com/results/2018.
The Chamber was pleased again this year to have Puttin’ On the Ritz D.J. Service providing entertainment while the results were tallied.
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.
The Chamber thanks their great sponsors: Presenting sponsor: The Trak Shak. Partner: City of Trussville. Drink sponsor:Birmingham Coca-Cola; Gold sponsors: EW Motion Therapyand Anytime Fitness; T-Shirt sponsor: BancorpSouth; Family Fun Zone sponsors: Trinity Contractors and Massey Stotser & Nichols PC; Water stop sponsors: Trussville Vision Care andTrussville Gas & Water; Registration sponsor: Rock ‘n Roll Sushi; Packet Sponsors: Bryant Bank; Grandview Medical Center; and TherapySouth.
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